Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is mandated by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), so the question is not whether we do this, but how. We must do it well to get it "right" so it benefits our young players and the future of soccer in Ontario.
We understand that change is often uncomfortable but this is the time to shift the landscape so the game, and our players, will be better off 10 years from now.
This is one of the most important initiatives in our sport in many years.
It will be crucial for the districts, clubs and coaches to get behind this and
demonstrate their leadership and support.
Without getting into all the science and research (and it is available), LTPD is absolutely considered to be "best practice" by top soccer nations. This is a turning point for soccer in Ontario and in Canada and we need everyone's support.
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March 2013 update - Canada's David Edgar applauds no-score soccer for kids
March 2013 update - Message from our Technical Director
January 2013 update - Whitby-Iroquois Soccer Club Embraces Long-Term Player Development
August 2012 update - check here