The South Delta United Technical Development Plan is based on the core philosophies outlined by the Canadian Soccer Association and Sport Canada in their Long Term Player Develpment Plan (LTPD), which addresses the need to develop the core skills under a more educational and purposeful manner. LTPD is a player centered approach, meaning that the individual development of the player is first and foremost.
The primary targets of the SDU Development Plan are to create an inclusive, safe, responsible and education pathway for our young players to develop a love of the game, develop as an individual player, and also develop as young people.
The areas of player, coach and referee development are intertwined and codependent. The aligning of these three pathways are crucial to our player centered target. Without strong consideration to the coach and referee education, the player will not develop to their full potential.