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OSA Announces Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Champions



VAUGHAN, ON — As we embarked on the next phase of our LTPD implementation a few weeks ago, we initiated a “Call for Applications” regarding the positions of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) Champions.

We were fortunate to have a number of high-calibre applicants. That left us with the difficult task of choosing a select few.

We have identified personable and enthusiastic people with experience in presenting and facilitating who can now passionately promote this new direction in technical development.

Each of these individuals will play a major role in the ongoing education and consultation of LTPD in Ontario.

It’s with great pleasure we announce our new team of LTPD Champions:

  • Jarrod Beattie
  • Colin Cameron
  • Patty Forbes
  • Desmond Gardner
  • John Hyland
  • Les Johns
  • Paul Martin
  • Peter Menyasz
  • Connie Mercer
  • Rick Morandini
  • Steve Payne
  • Dominic Sinopoli
  • Frank Suppa
  • Paula Tavares
  • Ron Weese

The OSA LTPD Champions will be an invaluable group of people that will be available to assist in communicating with the wider membership about the clear rationale behind LTPD implementation. The Champions have been selected to present and facilitate LTPD sessions with parents, technical minds (coaches and Club Head Coaches), boards and administrators within our membership.

LTPD Champions will join the OSA Technical Advisory Council, Master Learning Facilitators and Learning Facilitators who are already educating our membership—and especially our coaches—regarding the benefits of LTPD.

More information regarding how to request an LTPD information session for your Club, District, Board or parents will be communicated within the next 6 weeks once the OSA LTPD Champion training and development has been delivered.

Alex Chiet
Chief Technical Officer

Mark Marshall
Manager of Coach Development


For additional information, see:

OSATv Highlights 2012 OSA Coaching Conference

Click links below to see recent workshops “live”.

  1. LTPD — The New Vision ~ Alex Chiet
  2. LTPD Club Head Coaches Guide ~ Mark Marshall
  3. LTPD Facilitation & Activity-Based Learning ~ Marc Schryburt
  4. LTPD Active Start and FUNdamentals ~ On Field Session
  5. LTPD Facilitator Guide Overview ~ Marc Schryburt
  6. LTPD GAG Model ~ On Field Session
  7. LTPD LF Operations Manual & Registration ~ Mark Marshall
  8. LTPD Overview ~ Alex Chiet

To join in discussions on information, ideas, best practice and concerns in regard to implementation of LTPD across Ontario, click the inks below.

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