The Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) provides a consistent framework from which coaches, club administrators, provincial rowing associations and Rowing Canada Avrion can work from.
The purpose of the framework is to examine various aspects of our programs to ensure that we are providing the best environment (including competition, equipment, coaching) to optimize athlete development. This long-term involvement may mean progressing as a national team rower, or it may mean having access to appropriate programs and support to be involved in rowing for life
This document has been designed with the input of sport scientists and coaches from across the country. It is a long-term rower development model that illustrates to coaches, parents, volunteers and administrators at the all levels the priority focus within each stage. It communicates a systematic and consistent approach to the development of athletes. It also recognizes the importance of participation in our sport for recreation and health, for competition and for high performance.
The model is to be used as a guide for coaches and administrators. This will assist them in understanding the importance of the development of rowing abilities aspects in athletes at specific stages. It is hoped that with this systematic approach will help achieve excellence in rowing but will also make our sport more enjoyable. We want to people to achieve their potential and we want to win medals on the international stage. AND we want to keep people passionate about rowing. It is a great place to be.
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