The Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) Long Term Athlete Development Model for Curling provides a framework for a defined, structured pathway from the first time the participant enters a club – to podium – and through to retirement. The LTAD is designed to promote and support participants in both the recreational stream as well as the competitive stream.
Adopting the LTAD will address the needs of all participants and ensure they will have a place to go within the system. It will also make sure that promising athletes can be identified and nurtured towards achieving their potential, to keep their Olympic dreams alive and in turn keep Canada on the Podium. This “long-term” approach will help curling clubs and coaches continue to develop the right training and competition environment for all curling participants.