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Helping Canada Soccer understand Long Term Player Development Implementation throughout British Columbia and Canada

Vancouver BC, December 8, 2016 - Ten years ago, the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) introduced Long Term Player Development (LTPD) as the core framework to develop soccer players in Canada. Since then, Canada Soccer and their members have worked to implement LTPD  into how the game of soccer is played, coached and programmed around the country. Canada Soccer is keen to understand in more detail how far LTPD has been implemented into day-to-day Canadian soccer, and what the broader Canadian soccer community thinks of LTPD.

The Canadian Soccer Association has contracted sport consultancy Capitis Consulting to assess how far LTPD has been implemented across grassroots soccer in Canada. And to do this, Canada Soccer wants to hear from each and every participant in the soccer community.  Whether you are a coach, a player, the parent of a youth player, a referee, or a soccer administrator, Canada Soccer wants to hear about your experiences in soccer in recent years, and what your understanding of and views on LTPD are.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey, giving your feedback on the LTPD. This is a great opportunity to have a genuine say in how soccer can be developed into the future, and how you’ve felt it has been delivered over the past few years. Complete the survey now by clicking of the link below and be a part of helping better the game. The survey closes on Saturday 31st December 2016, so be sure to complete it before then and have your opinions heard.

National Grassroots LTPD Survey (CSA)

For more information on LTPD principles or to obtain LTPD resources please visit .  For more information on how your club can engage with LTPD please contact Paul Turner, BC Soccer Grassroots Development Officer and Staff Coach at

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. It is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants. Our mission is to develop the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. As a professional not-for-profit society, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for our existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  We believe in the universal passion of our global game and the power it has to unite and motivate communities.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its member Youth Districts and Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity