Click this link to read the informative guidebook  "Long-Term Athlete Development Information for Parents"

Click this link to view the OSA's Grassroots LTPD Video

We are living through an exciting time when some preconceived ideas about coaching and athlete development are falling by the wayside. The new way of doing things that is being embraced by educators and governing sports bodies deals with the long-term athlete development model ("LTAD"). This approach is also often referred to as "long-term player development" ("LTPD") in soccer.

We are proud to say that the Grimsby Town SC have been at the front of this evolution and have embraced the new ways of doing things!

To learn more:
We strongly encourage parents (and interested youths) to learn more about the principles of long-term player development and the promotion of active lifestyles. Click on the link above for more information.

Our LTPD library:




Additional Information for Coaches:

Please click on the link below to access a series of weekly training sessions published by the Ontario Soccer Association.


Retreat Line:
Please review the attached presentation, provided by the Ontario Soccer Association, for information regarding The Retreat Line in Long Term Player Development.

New Soccer Player Development Program Puts The Young Players First (Feb 2012)
Long Term Player Development News (Oct 2011)
OSA Long Term Player Development Update (Oct 2011)
Wellness to World Cup (2009)