VAUGHAN, ON — As many of you know, several Districts and Clubs across the province are already in the midst of phasing-in the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model. While there are always challenges (and resistance!) whenever the status quo is changed, the clear benefits of LTPD make it an approach we must adopt.
If you have missed any of our regular updates regarding LTPD over the past few weeks, please visit the OSA web site, which devotes an entire section to what we are doing to support this important initiative across Ontario. If you did not see our most recent message—which discussed various questions and misconceptions that have been raised about the new player-centered pathway, the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) to be launched in 2014 and what this all means for coaches and referees as well—please click on this link.
Please also take a few moments to watch a new video produced by The Ontario Soccer Association on what LTPD can mean. Released at the recent Soccer Conference 2012 in Vaughan, you can access the video by clicking here.
We hope the video is one more tool that you can share and utilize to educate and create greater awareness around what LTPD really is—and maybe even to help dispel some of the misconceptions that continue to surface. The short film includes comments from some of Canada’s finest male and female players, who are imploring us to move forward with these changes. By all means share the video with your parents, who deserve an opportunity to fully understand the significant benefits that LTPD offers youngsters.
We fully recognize that Clubs face hurdles and will need to build awareness around LTPD with your own constituents, most notably parents who may have questions about why we are doing this now. With that in mind, the OSA has created the “LTPD Champions” – a group of knowledgeable presenters who know soccer intimately and can explain in detail why we are moving in this direction.
The “Champions” group came together recently to share their vision and discuss current “best practices” when it comes to how we should work with our young athletes. They are excited about the opportunity to share their experiences, and to explain how LTPD is being phased-in between now and the year 2020.
We have three different presentations available, geared to your various specific stakeholder groups.
1. Technical key messages (“The kick stops here, pass it on”)
This technical overview will be very useful for your coaches, as the presentation explains the importance of physical literacy and how important the right environment (coaching and competition) is to player’s development.
2. Parent Information overview and key messages
This presentation is tailored specifically for parents and caregivers, providing information that will help them make informed decisions that are in the best interest of their youngsters when it comes to sport and soccer.
3. Board and Administrators overview and key messages
This presentation will address any matters that are highly relevant to administrators and Board members, ensuring that decision-makers are also being fully educated regarding this important philosophical shift.
If you would like to host an information session for your Board, coaches or parents, please visit this page on our website and fill out the application form to book a presenter for your event. If you have any questions contact Jennifer Granger at the OSA by e-mail to Jennifer Granger email@example.com.
Again, please visit the LTPD section of the OSA web site and check out the video. And if one of our speakers can help in any way, please contact us to arrange a session on LTPD.
Thanks for your continued support!
OSA Chief Technical Officer
For additional information, see:
- OSATv Soccer Conference LTPD Workshops — Comments & Highlights
- OSATv Coaching Conference LTPD Promotional Video
- OSATv 2012 OSA Coaching Conference Highlights
- LTPD Video
Click links below to see recent workshops “live”.
- LTPD — The New Vision ~ Alex Chiet
- LTPD Club Head Coaches Guide ~ Mark Marshall
- LTPD Facilitation & Activity-Based Learning ~ Marc Schryburt
- LTPD Active Start and FUNdamentals ~ On Field Session
- LTPD Facilitator Guide Overview ~ Marc Schryburt
- LTPD GAG Model ~ On Field Session
- LTPD LF Operations Manual & Registration ~ Mark Marshall
- 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.
- Long-Term Player Development (LTPD)
- OSA Learning Facilitators
To join the LF Discussion Group, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- OSA Club Head Coaches
To join the CHC Discussion Group, email email@example.com
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