What are your goals in soccer?
The Pitch is dedicated to offering soccer programming for every age and ability that will maximize player’s long-term potential and enjoyment in the sport. To that end, we have developed a Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan that identifies optimal training and competition programming in relation to biological devleopment and maturation. Our hope is that with an LTAD approach, athletes, coaches, and parents focus more on long-term gains than immediate, short-term competition successes.
Different maturation rates and experience varies between young players, thus this LTAD plan offers a general guideline for developmental needs in specific age groups. We believe that children will have more fun, have greater self-confidence, and develop more effectively when they particpate in age-appropriate programs. On the LTAD plan, you will find links to Pitch programming that addresses the needs of each of these developmental stages.