Long Term Archer Development (LTAD)
Archery Canada (formerly Federation of Canadian Archers (FCA)) has created this Long-Term Archer Development model to be a blueprint for all stakeholders involved with archers of all ages. We have done this with the support of our funding partner, Sport Canada, as part of a national initiative in which every sport in Canada has developed a similar model.
The implementation of Long-Term Archer Development is a milestone for archery and for Canadian sport. For the first time every sport organization is building its plans around a common framework which aligns the sport system, integrates health and education with sport and physical activity. This document was developed by Canada’s archery experts, with the assistance of the LTAD Expert Group, and drawing on the experience and best practices of other sports.
This document outlines the key principles of the FCA LTAD Model. The details of how LTAD will be implemented will be developed in the next phase. The successful implementation of the LTAD model will lead to better and more skilful archers, a thriving sport supported by quality coaches, officials and volunteers at all levels in Canada.
We, the Archery Associations of Canada, agree that LTAD will be the basis for Archery development in Canada.