This page will be updated with new resources that will assist all stakeholders (players, parents, coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators) in understanding Softball`s Long-Term Player Development Model.
Play Ball! Recommendations from Softball Canada`s Competition Review (PDF - 1.31MB)
This document was created by Softball Canada`s Competition Review Committee, who have recommended several changes to softball`s competition structure. The document identifies problem areas and gives the rationale behind the proposed changes as they relate to Long-Term Player Development principles. There are also programming recommendations broken down for each stage of Softball Canada`s LTPD model.
This is the complete document that provides a general overview of Softball Canada`s Long-Term Player Development model. It identifies the key stages of development as well as the ten (10) key factors influencing player development. It is general in nature and outlines general training and competition objectives based on the developmental age of players.
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Long-Term Player Development One Page Brochure (PDF - 1.96 MB)
This is a one page brochure that was developed to give a quick overview of the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Softball in Canada. The brochure highlights the key objectives for each stage of development.
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Long-Term Player Development - A Guide for softball parents (PDF - 6.08 MB)
This resource is a 24-page document intended for parents to help them understand the key components outlined in the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Softball in Canada. In addition to information on each of the stages, this document also includes recommendations for parents on how to develop their children`s physical abilities properly according to Long-Term Player Development principles.
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