Long Term Athlete Development

Acting as a framework for those who choose to stay active for life in community or recreational programs, or those who seek to reach the podium in competitive training programs, the Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) guides the physical literacy of each individual with an intellectual disability, including those as young as two. Special Olympics Canada uses the same LTAD model as sport organizations across Canada. For further information about the LTAD model, see the below document.

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LTAD model

Learn more about our programs for young athletes: Active Start (ages two to six) and FUNdamentals (ages seven to twelve).