Frequently Asked Questions
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In order to gain the full benefits of the program, we recommend that you register your child for the full year. However, if necessary, you can register on an ongoing basis.
Your child will receive a free Talent t-shirt that should be worn to each practice. Along with this, your child needs appropriate sports attire: shorts or track pants, running shoes, a reusable water bottle, and hair elastics for long hair. We encourage and instill in our participants a sense of responsibility and athletic etiquette. This includes appropriate use of changerooms, neatly storing their belongings, proper dress and hygiene, and no jewelry.
Yes, you are welcome to bring your child to one complimentary trail practice to see if our program is the right fit for your child.
No, these programs are an integral part of the yearly cycle but they are not included in the yearly fee. However, we strongly recommend that your child takes part in these programs as well in order to gain full benefits of the LTAD system.
Yes, there is a 10% discount for any additional child registered with the same family.
Yes, we welcome participants at any point during our programs. However, your child will have a much easier time settling in both physically and socially when they join at the beginning of the term.
Our program is designed for children 6-12 years of age. Occasionally we have accepted children at 5 years of age but only after a trial practice. At that point, if the child is physically, emotionally, and socially ready to join the program, we may make an exception. However, there is no guarantee.
Unfortunately, if your child misses a practice, we cannot provide a make-up class.
In order to fully develop your child’s motor abilities, they must be addressed during a certain window of opportunity based on your child’s age. All skills and abilities can be developed before and after this window however with much less potential than if acquired at the right time.
According to the LTAD program All sports fall into one of two categories: Early Specialization and Late Specialization. The majority of sports will fall under the Late Specialization category. The best time for your child to specialize will depend on the sport and your child’s age. Regardless, it is recommended that all athletes participate in at least one other sport as part of their training regime even once they have started specializing in their sport of choice.
Artistic gymnastics, figure skating, and diving are the few sports that require early specialization between 4-6 years of age.
All ball sports, hockey, track and field, and skiing to mention a few are sports that should be specialized in later on between 11-16 years of age. According to the LTAD program specialization starts in “Train to Train” – Faze 4.