North Regina has a strong commitment to player development regardless of the player’s age, skill, ability or baseball experience. It’s important to ensure that our athletes are receiving the proper level of activity and instruction appropriate for their age and skill level. There is a national movement across most sports to provide a better focus on athlete development; to provide the optimal level of training, competition and recovery appropriate for young athletes. Here is why Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is important to North Regina.
LTAD is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant’s potential and involvement in baseball. Tailoring a child’s sports development program to suit basic principles of growth and maturation, especially during the critical early years of development, enables them to reach full potential and increase lifelong participation in baseball and other physical activities.
National Focus on LTAD
Development Happens at Training
More Training Sessions are Needed
An analysis of our North Regina 2019 Regular Season showed that many Divisions were not training enough, particularly in our younger, grass-roots Divisions. Out of all on-field sessions, here is how many training sessions each Division held: T-Ball (25%), Junior Rookie (27%), Senior Rookie AA (43%), Senior Rookie AAA (53%), Minor AA (45%), Minor AAA (60%), Major AA (45%), Major AAA ( 51%)