LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development)

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

Bicycle Nova Scotia believes that fostering a love for cycling through competition is critical to ensuring athletes remain “competitive for life”. Youth involved in our programing adhere to the Cycling Canada Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) as they progress through their competitive careers. LTAD presents a progressive pathway for athletes to optimize their development and improvement according to recognized stages and processes in human physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive maturation. In the bigger picture of sport development, LTAD also has implications for the transformation of key aspects of the cycling sport system, including cycling organizations, competitions, facilities, coaching, and leadership. These principles provide guidance and supportive information on training volume, skill development and multiple sport activities valuable to an athlete’s growth in their early years.



More information on Cycling Canada’s LTAD can be found here:




Mountain Bike Specific


Track Cycling Specific

For more information on Long Term Athletic Development, contact Provincial Coach, Jon Burgess at [email protected]

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