Athlete Development

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) was developed by Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) as a developmental pathway whereby athletes follow optimal training, competition, and recovery regimens from childhood through all phases of adulthood.

Every National Sporting Organization including the Canadian Cycling Association has produced a sport specific LTAD. The cycling LTAD outlines areas for improvement such as coaching, competitions and facilities. It makes age appropriate recommendations for cyclists based on which stage they are in.

Click here for the Cycling Long Term Athlete Development Model.