Wellness to World Cup
Canada Soccer's Wellness to World Cup Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model is designed to optimize Canadian excellence and lifelong wellness through soccer.
By ensuring fun playing experiences for children, a suitable player development pathway for youth, and opportunities for lifelong participation for all players regardless of age, gender, ability or disability, LTPD provides a framework for the growth and success of the beautiful game in Canada.
Long-Term Player Development (LTPD)
LTPD is a program for soccer development, training, competition and recovery based on biological age (physical maturity) rather than chronological age. It is player-centered, coach-driven and supported by administration, sport science and sponsors alike.
Benefits for players & parents
Benefits for coaches & clubs
Benefits for all
Get an overview of the Wellness to World Cup model with the matrix (pdf).
Curious about the recommendation to eliminate league standings in youth soccer under LTPD? Read this leaflet (pdf).
Learn more about the seven stages of Wellness to World Cup in the brochure (pdf).
For in-depth presentation of the model, browse through the Wellness to World Cup - Volume 1 manual (pdf).
You can also download the LTPD for Players with Disabilities guide (pdf).
For more details on the national model of Long-Term Athlete (player) Development, visit the Canadian Sport for Life website.