Player Pathway

Long-Term Player Development (LTPD)

In 2008, the Canadian Soccer Association launched the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Model to standardize soccer development across Canada, and provide specific development guidelines for clubs and coaches working with players of all ages, from the recreational player to the elite player.


All programs and curriculum at RUFC are developed by the RUFC Technical Director and follow the CSA Long term player development model, to ensure we provide the best development environment for each and every player appropriate to their current stage of development.


The LTPD is designed to:

  1. Promote lifelong enjoyment of physical activity
  2. Provide a structured player development pathway
  3. Describe best practices for elite player development
  4. Create long-term excellence

The Player Pathway

RUFC fully supports the BC Soccer Player Pathway and strongly believes in order for players to truly fulfill their potential and to be the best they can be, the players needs should be first and foremost and any player that demonstrates the potential to play at a higher level should be provided with the opportunity to do so.


The images below shows where RUFC fits into the current pathway structure and the playing environment:



For more information on the Canada Soccer LTPD, CLICK HERE


For more information on the BC Soccer LTPD, CLICK HERE