To Host A LTPD Presentation
As we continue with the phased-in implementation of our LTPD initiative, more and more Clubs are looking for assistance from us in providing the best age-appropriate programs for young players. We have communicated with you regularly since we launched LTPD and in conjunction with the CSA, we remain committed to delivering educational support that further develops coaches, referees, volunteers and most importantly, all our players at the youth level.
With this in mind, we are offering Clubs the opportunity to host a special presentation on some of the long-term benefits stemming from and questions surrounding LTPD. We encourage you to host a session for your parents, coaches and administrators. Many Districts and Clubs are already moving forward with the early-stage implementation of LTPD, with tremendous results. Our LTPD “Champions” are well-positioned to address any questions—and concerns—that your members may have.
2012 is very much about continuing to build awareness around how we can ensure that the young boys and girls who come to our sport will embrace the game, receive great coaching and training, and want to stay in the game for life. We need to be able to respond to those who want to play for fitness and fun (the vast majority) and the smaller but important number who have the passion and desire to play at a high level. With your help and support, we are now poised to do just that.
Who are the LTPD Champions?
LTPD Champions are handpicked soccer leaders from communities across Ontario who have been trained to support our membership in all matters relating to LTPD. Champions will guide and support your efforts to apply LTPD concepts and principles and and translate them into programing for your members.
LTPD Champions have committed themselves to ongoing education and open dialogue for the betterment of the game. Through the available presentations, you will receive first-hand information from the Champions, who are a primary source of LTPD information on behalf of the OSA. We will rely on our Champions to be an important two-way communication lifeline to strengthen our programing and create a collaborative environment.
How to set up a Presentation at your Club/District?
Our Champions are prepared to work with any group from the board-room table to the field. You can best assess how the Champions can be most valuable to your own Club and which stakeholder groups would benefit most from participating in a presentation.
Below you will see a selection of three LTPD presentations for you to choose from. Once you have picked one, print off the LTPD Presentation Host Manual (link is provided below) that will give you the step-by-step instructions on how you can host a presentation at your Club/District, including all the requirements.
Once you have reviewed the manual, click on the “Apply as a LTPD Presentation Host" below and follow the instructions.
Parents and caregivers of soccer players involved in Active Start & Fundamentals (U4-U9 males, U4-U8 females)
Very important messages to help parents and caregivers understand what a quality sports experience is. This will help parents in making decisions that are in the best interest of their kids when it comes to soccer.
"The Kick Stops Here, Pass It On”
Coaches and assistant coaches of players in the physical literacy stages of development
This presentation educates coaches about how children learn and the importance of time on the ball in the younger development stages, and managing practice and matches for optimal fun and growth of players.
Board and Administration Message
Club / district board members and administrators
Opportunity for information sharing and engagement regarding LTPD, current challenges in Ontario, future direction and how we can work together to improve the game.