Canada Basketball is currently in the process of updating its Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework and is looking to collect valuable feedback by surveying coaches, athletes, parents/guardians and organizations to help shape the future of basketball development in Canada.  

Basketball Manitoba encourages the Manitoba basketball community to complete the survey below that includes coaches, athletes, parents / guardians and organizations.   Please click on one of the following links below to access the appropriate survey.  Surveys close June 30, 2021.

The purpose of this survey is to gather information from Canada Basketball's key stakeholders as part of the organizations’ efforts to revise and update the Canada Basketball Long-Term Athlete Development Model. The questions focus on the design of training and competition environments for developing players.

Participation in the survey requires approximately 10-15 minutes. At the conclusion of the survey, there is an option to be included further in the process through a focus group.

Results from this survey, a literature review, and the most recent Long-Term Development document (LTD 3.0) from Canadian Sport for Life, will guide the revision process.

The Canada Basketball LTAD is critical in the development of every child, youth, and adult and aims to enable optimal participation in basketball, while considering growth, maturation and development, trainability, and sport system alignment.

The overall aim of Canada Basketball LTAD Model is twofold:

  • To allow athletes to find fun, fitness, social interaction, and self-fulfillment through an all-inclusive sport environment.
  • To develop competitive pathways that are developmentally appropriate and lead athletes to the highest possible levels of achievement.

Canada Basketball’s current Long Term Athlete Development Model was originally released in 2008 and was based on the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) resource document “Canadian Sport for Life–Long-Term Athlete Development”, which was created in 2005 by Canadian world leaders in the areas of child and sport development.

For questions related to this survey, how it was designed, or if you would like clarification, please contact


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