Children, youth and adults need to do the right things at the right time to develop in their sport or activity – whether they want to be hockey players, dancers, figure skaters or gymnasts. Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) describes the things athletes need to be doing at specific ages and stages.

For all sports, it is now mandatory within Canada to showcase how you are implementing the LTAD. Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey will continue to review our programs to align with the research and to offer the best opportunities for our members to become strong athletes.

For more information on what the LTAD is, specifically to hockey, please see the information provided by both Hockey Canada and BC Hockey.