Standard #2 Educate LTAD/CS4L : Appendix A

Appendix A for Standard 2, Educate LTAD/CS4L

The club has identified the stage(s) of athlete development in which they deliver services, and has met each requirement listed for each stage.

For more information on your sport’s LTAD stages, please contact your national or provincial sport organization via their website, or a sport development expert.

Physical Literacy (Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train)




Examples of Evidence


Multiple Sports

The club actively encourages participation in multiple sports.

  • Program overview
  • Parent handout
  • Club statement on participation in multiple sports
  • Formal partnership with other sports.
  • Offering of programs with complementary activities


Physical Literacy

The club’s programming considers and contributes to developing physical literacy.

  • Programming refers to LTAD principles


Modified Sport

The club delivers extensive use of modified sport and/or stage-based divisions, resulting in developmentally appropriate programming and competition.

  • Programming refers to LTAD principles
  • Competition program reflects age appropriate events, duration and frequency set up by the NSO/PSO
  • Club demonstrates multiple group levels defined within its structure


Coach Ratios

Appropriate coach-to-athlete ratios are in place as specified by the NSO.

  • As set in the NSO LTAD

Train to Train



The club applies proper periodization principles, including:

a. linked system-wide calendars based on athlete development needs;

b. adequate time for preparation and recovery;

c. progression of preparatory, performance or decisive events.

  • A yearly planning instrument and competition calendar are advertised to members.
  • Parent and athlete educational opportunities are scheduled


Athlete Selection

The club’s athlete selection is system-wide where equal participation and self-selection are standard until the onset of the athlete’s growth spurt.

  • A published club athlete development model or athlete pathway
  • Athlete selection policies and procedures


Selection Processes

LTAD-appropriate selection processes based on selective schedules and events for Train to Train are in place.

  • A published club athlete development model or athlete pathway
  • Athlete selection policies and procedures

Train to Compete


T2T Standards

Incorporates all Train to Train standards.

  • See above


High Training

Each athlete is provided opportunities for high volume and high-intensity training throughout the year and based on LTAD standards for the sport.

  • Copy of athlete(s) training plan which is consistent with sports LTAD program
  • Athlete profiles that addresses each athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses


Advanced Training

The club provides instruction and involves experts on topics such as nutrition, anti-doping, sport psychology, recovery and regeneration, injury prevention and injury management.

  • Training records and presenters (accredited experts) consistent with the sport’s LTAD program and Canadian Sport Centres


Competition Programs

Formal competition programs are based on annual periodized training, competition and recovery plans, and includes major national and international events for each athlete.

  • Copies of annual periodization programs for each athlete
  • Programs are continually being refined and tailored to each athlete

Train to Win


T2C Standards

Incorporates all Train to Compete standards.

  • See above



The club ensures that each athlete has access to word-class training methods, equipment and facilities to meet the demand of their sport.

  • List of training facilities used in the past year
  • List of coaches and training methods used in the past year for each athlete


Optimal Periodization

The club provides training that utilizes periodization plans as the optimal framework of preparation.

  • Training plan reflective of the periodization guidelines of the sport-specific LTAD plan

Active For Life


Give Back

The club has a defined Active for Life program or pathway that might include the participant “giving back” through volunteerism or other “philanthropic means.”

  • The club has a defined pathway that encourages Active for Life exercises
  • Special reference to the True Sport principle “Give Back”
  • The club has defined opportunities for alumni and others to ”Give Back”



The club’s competition programs are appropriate to the levels of training and participation based on the sport-specific LTAD models.

  • The club is offering and/or attending sanctioned competitions that are in line with the PTSO/NSO LTAD Competition Model



The club has recruitment and retention strategies in place to provide opportunities to athletes/participants to remain active for life. The club has an ongoing strategy to increase participation.

  • Surveys are conducted with members who are concluding their membership with the club
  • The club offers age appropriate programming or has a relationship with a program that offers training at the Active for Life stage.