Long-Term Ringette Development

Promoting physical activity and quality of sport in Canada

If you're concerned that kids aren't getting enough physical activity, you're not alone. Children are walking and playing outside less as they spend more time on electronic devices. Adults are also less active.

That's why Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) was developed to promote physical activity at every stage of development. Let's take a look at some of the ways that CS4L is helping Canadians to stay active and enjoy sports.

How CS4L improves sport in Canada

  • Helps kids to become better athletes.
  • Educates coaches to improve the quality of sport.
  • Addresses the unique needs of each age group.
  • Encourages a healthy attitude toward physical activity.
  • Promotes participation in sport at every age.
  • Uses sport to make society better.

A holistic approach to develop a complete person

Sports jerseys aren't one-size-fits-all and our approach to training athletes shouldn't be either. Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) provides a framework for programs that address the mental, emotional and physical development of each person.

It is a multi-stage training, competition and recovery pathway that helps athletes develop as a complete person. A comprehensive approach, LTAD combines health, education, sport and physical activity.

With the help of LTAD, we can create programs that are developmentally appropriate, while also increasing participation and optimizing performance. This allows athletes to reach their full potential.

How LTAD influences Ringette Canada

LTAD is a vehicle for change in our organization. From children, to teens, to adults—LTAD allows us to address the needs of players at each stage of development.

It also helps us to identify current gaps in our system and refine our programs accordingly. Through LTAD we can set clear, achievable goals and plan the right programs to reach those goals.

Click here to find out more about how LTAD applies to ringette.


The Athlete Development Matrix is a detailed tool, like a school curriculum to help coaches to select the age appropriate skills and drills to develop athletes in line with age appropriate athlete development.

Ringette Athlete Development Matrix


Long-Term Ringette Development Website

If you have any other questions please contact our Technical Director.

Territory acknowledgement

While we are a proud Canadian organization, we acknowledge that our head office is located on traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Ringette Canada extends our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions to this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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