Athlete Development

Bowls Canada LTAD Program

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to make sport and physical activity better, so more Canadians will get quality training, moBowls A sport for Lifere will continue participating, and more will reach the medals podium.

Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is the CS4L pathway for developing top-rank athletes and increasing overall participation in sport and physical activity. It includes guidelines for training, competition and recovery based on principles of human development and maturation.

LTAD considers the best interests of the athlete, not the goals of coaches or parents who might simply want to win at all costs. LTAD is built on sport science and best practices in coaching from around the world.

Bowls Canada Boulingrin, in partnership with Sport Canada, has developed a bowls specific LTAD framework that aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athletes career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in Lawn Bowls and as an athlete.

The LTAD can be found here: