The Perth United Soccer Club follows Soccer Canada’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Guidelines, read more HERE, on their website.
Excerpt from Soccer Canada
“Canada Soccer believes every player deserves the best possible soccer experience.
Whether they dream of playing for Canada’s National Team or simply want to have fun with their friends, taking the right approach to the game when children are young sets the stage for a lifetime of enjoyment.
LTPD is a model of athlete development that parallels what doctors and psychologists have long used to better understand human development: as a series of distinct stages, which takes us from infancy through to adulthood. A person’s abilities, behavious and emotions, as well as their understanding of the world around them, varies from stage to stage.
When children learn the right skills at the right time —supported by a caring soccer community of parents, coaches, officials and volunteers —they become more confident in their abilities and have a lot more fun. This means more of them will grow into healthy, active adults with a lifelong love of the game.”
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