Competition

Optimal competition calendar planning at all stages is critical to athlete development. At certain stages, developing the physical capacities take precedence over competition. At later stages, the ability to compete well becomes the focus.

STAGES & RECOMMENDED RATIOS

Active Start - No specific ratios - all activity based on developing physical literacy and child's passion to play and participate

FUNdamentals - All activities FUN-based including some structured competition

Learn to Train - 70% training to 30% competition-specific training and actual competition

Train to Train - 60% training to 40% competition-specific trianing and actual competition

Train to Compete - 40% training to 60% competition-specific trianing and actual competition

Train to Win - 25% training to 75% competition-specific trianing and actual competition

Active for Life - Based on the individual's desire

 

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To read the entire Canadian Sport for Life - Long-Term Athlete Development 2.0 resource paper click here.