What is Long Term Athlete Development
The Ontario Cycling Associations Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model presents a progressive pathway for athletes to optimize their development according to recognized stages in human physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive maturation.
LTAD has implications for the transformation of key aspects of cycling’s sport system. Cycling’s Long-Term Athlete Development touched upon 17 key LTAD initiatives to improve cycling in Canada. These initiatives, endorsed by Cycling Canada Cyclisme Board of Directors, are a framework for improvement in five key areas of our sport environment: Organizations, Competitions, Facilities, Coaching, and Leaders.
Cycling Canada has worked closely with the five (5) Olympic disciplines to create cycling sports specific LTAD documents. These documents target the specific pathway for athletes, coaches and officials within the LTAD framework.
Cycling Canada General LTAD – Click Here
MTB-XC Cycling – Click Here
Track Cycling – Click Here
BMX Cycling – Click Here
Para-Cycling – Click Here
Road Cycling – In Development