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Introduction to LTAD

  • In Canada, wheelchair basketball enjoys the participation of more than 2,500 member athletes, coaches, officials and administrators across all provinces and territories. As the sport’s national governing body, Wheelchair Basketball Canada is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians.

     
    LTAD Introduction

    To meet this commitment, Wheelchair Basketball Canada delivers programs and services that strengthen the sport from the community grassroots level to high performance competition at the Paralympic Games. The Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model for wheelchair basketball is an integral part of making this happen.

    The Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Development Model presents the rationale and basic guidelines for promoting the sport and developing our athletes at the initiation, developmental, competitive and elite levels in Canada. Through logical training, competition and recovery programs that focus on the needs of athletes at every stage of maturation and development, the LTAD model is designed to achieve Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s long-term vision to become the world leader in wheelchair basketball.

    Download a copy:
    [WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT MODEL - VOL. 1] (.pdf)