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Our Bracebridge Storm players at the 2016 Collingwood Festival
Long Term Player Development
Objectives of Player Development Program
- To promote the expansion of the game of soccer, encouraging multiple options for the development of players.
- To develop amongst our players a life-long desire to participate in the game in some form, and enjoy a recreational activity to the fullest.
- To maximize the development of individuals within the scope of our programs, encouraging fitness and a healthy lifestyle, and optimizing both the enjoyment and the potential of individuals.
Implications for the Club Programs
- Player Development will be driven by the development of quality coaches, through a coaching development program focused on continuous improvement.
- Need to serve the widest possible needs of both current and future participants.
- Offer the highest level of recreation and competition that our players can aspire to and that the club can provide.
- Diversify our program opportunities at every opportunity.
- Club programs should be offered at the following levels:
Club level recreational (Bracebridge Soccer Club house and rec. leagues)
District level recreational (Huronia District recreational leagues)
District level competitive (District Multi-Jurisdictional competitive leagues)
Regional level competitive (Central Region competitive leagues)
Provincial level competitive (Ontario leagues)
In keeping with LTPD, Bracebridge Soccer offers program streams for all youth players from ages 4 to 18, and adult programs at the competitive and recreational level.
Ontario Soccer has many helpful resources about LTPD available on their website for everyone participating in the soccer community!
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