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Welcome to the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) section of Our mission is dedicated to providing Bermuda's National Sport Governing Bodies (NSGB) with an extensive collection of LTAD plans. In this space, we aim to empower coaches, trainers, and athletes with the necessary resources to craft and execute tailored LTAD programs, ensuring our young athletes have the tools they need to achieve their highest potential.



Welcome to the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Portal!

The Department of Sports and Recreation is delighted to guide you through our LTAD initiative, a cornerstone program dedicated to advancing Bermuda's athletic excellence and fostering a lifelong enthusiasm for sports and physical well-being. Through LTAD, we ensure that athletes at every developmental stage have access to customized training, competitive experiences, and recovery plans tailored to their unique needs.

LTAD stands at the heart of our mission to tap into Bermuda's abundant athletic potential while promoting safe practices, minimizing injury risks, and supporting enduring engagement in sports. Our commitment to data-driven refinement enables us to continually enhance our strategies, ensuring they are both impactful and aligned with the evolving demands of our athletes and sports community.

Explore and Engage:

Your LTAD Plan Submission Workflow

1. Learn: Dive into our LTAD resources to understand the principles and stages of athlete development. Our comprehensive guides and tools are designed to inform and inspire your LTAD planning process.

2. Prepare: Develop your LTAD plan with a focus on athlete-centric training, competition, and recovery. Consider the needs of your athletes at their current developmental stages and how you can support their growth.


3. Submit: Once your plan is ready, submit it through our LTAD portal. Our submission form is straightforward and user-friendly, ensuring a smooth process from start to finish.

4. Review and Feedback: Our team of experts will review your submission, providing constructive feedback to help refine your plan. This collaborative process ensures that your LTAD strategy is robust, effective, and tailored to your athletes' needs.

5. Implement and Grow: With your LTAD plan approved, it's time to put it into action. Monitor progress, adapt to feedback, and continue learning. Our community and resources are here to support you every step of the way.

We invite you to explore our LTAD portal and tap into the wealth of resources available. Whether you're a coach, athlete, parent, or enthusiast, this platform is your gateway to fostering a vibrant and competitive sporting environment in Bermuda.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment. Together, we're not just developing athletes; we're nurturing a legacy of sports excellence in Bermuda.

Best regards,

The Department of Sports and Recreation

What is LTAD?


Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is an evidence-based framework that provides a pathway for athlete development from early childhood to adulthood. The LTAD approach is designed to support the physical, mental, and emotional development of young athletes, ensuring they have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to reach their full potential.

In Bermuda, LTAD is essential for developing a strong and successful sports community. By prioritizing the long-term development of our athletes, we can build a sustainable sports system that produces world-class athletes while prioritizing their health and well-being. LTAD ensures that athletes receive the appropriate training and support at each stage of their development, allowing them to progress at their own pace while avoiding burnout and injury.

LTAD also provides coaches, trainers, and administrators with the necessary tools and resources to create effective and tailored training programs that meet the unique needs of Bermuda's sports community. By prioritizing athlete development, we can create a culture of excellence that inspires and motivates athletes to achieve their full potential.

LTAD is essential for building a sustainable and successful sports community in Bermuda. It provides a framework for athlete development that prioritizes the health and well-being of our athletes while ensuring they receive the necessary training and support to reach their full potential.



LTAD helps sports organizations, coaches and teachers plan and structure their activities in a way that ensures it fulfills the specific needs of the participants. Particularly with regards to children, the FUNdamental movement skills and physical literacy gained early in life will have a major impact on the future development and participation of the individual. By focusing on the specific needs of the participants at their different stages of development, LTAD helps coaches and teachers:

10 benefits of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

  • Improved Performance: LTAD provides athletes with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to reach their full potential and perform at the highest level.

  • Injury Prevention: LTAD ensures that athletes receive appropriate training at each stage of their development, reducing the risk of injury and avoiding burnout.

  • Enhanced Physical Literacy: LTAD focuses on developing physical literacy, which refers to the foundation of movement skills that allow athletes to participate in a wide range of sports and activities.

  • Health and Well-being: LTAD prioritizes the health and well-being of athletes, promoting physical activity and healthy habits that will benefit them throughout their lives.

  • Increased Participation: LTAD provides a pathway for athletes of all skill levels to participate in sports and physical activity, encouraging more individuals to become involved in sports and physical activity.

  • Athlete-centered Approach: LTAD puts the athlete at the center of their development, ensuring that their individual needs and goals are considered at each stage of their development.

  • Lifelong Learning: LTAD promotes a culture of lifelong learning, encouraging athletes, coaches, and administrators to continue learning and improving throughout their lives.

  • Building a Stronger Sports System: LTAD provides coaches, trainers, and administrators with the necessary tools and resources to create effective and tailored training programs, building a stronger and more successful sports system.

  • Developing a Positive Culture: LTAD promotes a positive culture that values effort, learning, and progress, creating a supportive and encouraging environment for athletes, coaches, and administrators.

  • Social Benefits: LTAD provides opportunities for socialization and connection, promoting teamwork, camaraderie, and a sense of community among athletes and their supporters.

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