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Canadian Sport for Life Resource Paper
Develop a healthier and more active Canadian population beginning with children all the way through late adulthood.
Develop a more efficient domestic infrastructure for high-performance sports in order to achieve best-ever podium results at the World Championships and Olympic Games.
Using the Principles of LTAD to Improve Water Polo in Canada
and financially supported, by Heritage Canada through Sport Canada,
water polo in Canada developed its own LTAD overview document: “The pursuit of excellence and an active lifestyle”
LTAD may have different impacts on
various participants based on who they are and what role they play. The
level of understanding and need for knowledge will also differ. We
have identified various stakeholders in the LTAD process and have
provided targeted messages and resources for these people: athletes/parents, coaches, officials and clubs.
Furthermore, water polo in Canada will be experiencing some significant
and exciting changes related to the LTAD philosophies and principles in
the coming years. The process has been underway since the summer of
2011. These changes relate to the competition system for water polo in
Canada from grassroots to high-performance and the process is called the
Competition Review.The following tools have emerged through this process.
Water Polo's Player Development Model - Play for Life!
The Player Development Model below summarizes the various stages of development
in the water polo in Canada LTAD and their implications for participants.Download PDF version