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Competition In Early Stages of LTPD

Taken from Canada Soccer – Wellness to World Cup:

One element of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) that frequently stirs controversy is the recommendation to eliminate leaguestandings below U12. The controversy arises from the popular claim that standings, as well as league championships and trophies at these early ages,are essential to motivating young players to "compete".

The elimination of standings in children’s leagues is not intended to reduce the intensity of competition among players in a game situation. LTPD recognizes that playing with competitive commitment and
intensity is necessary to advance player development in ball technique, decision-making, mental concentration, and other skills and capacities.

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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.

SurDel Girls Soccer is pleased to be following the Wellness to World Cup and Long Term Player Development model with guidance from our head coach. For more information, please visit Canada Soccer.

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