Long-Term Hockey Development is a sport-specific framework providing an optimal training, competition, and recovery program that respects and utilizes the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth of athletes. It is based on Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model and is athlete-centred, coach-driven, and supported by officials, administrators, parents, volunteers, and sponsors.
This website is a communication tool to assist with LTHD implementation. You will be able to seek out resources, best practices, and other information by LTHD stage, stakeholder, and skill. Information currently available is limited in scope. However over time more information will be added, refined, and revised in an effort to provide the best possible communication platform for LTHD implementation to all members of the field hockey community.
A high level view of the LTHD Stages. Click the image for a full size version