OSA - Long Term Player Develpoment

LTPD Is about putting the player first and offering age-appropriate opportunities for kids to enjoy the game of soccer. Making the game fun is key in teaching and coaching, so that players will continue in the game and may even coach or referee as they get older.

Please use the resources the OSA Technical Department has assembled for parents and coaches for Grassroots (U4-U12), Soccer for Life (13+) and Talented Pathway (13+) players.

Read more about LTPD and How Soccer in Ontario Is Changing.


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Long Term Player Development Brochures

The OSA has created a series of brochures in the form of mini-pamphlets that walk coaches through four of the key physical literacy stages of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD).  Each of these resources provide very basic but helpful information through Active Starts, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life for volunteer coaches.

Coaches please click to download or print the appropriate brochure relating to the development stage of the players you coach.

First Kicks    Fundamentals 
Learn To Train   Soccer For Life


OSA Grassroots Soccer Information

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Coaches please click to download the complete Grassroots Curriculum  

The OSA has developed the LTPD program to assist in the development of our younger players

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