Athlete Pathway

The Green & Gold Sport System's Athlete Pathway offers a step-by-step progression from grassroots participation to the elite level of sport. Built around the principles of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework, our Athlete Pathway offers age-appropriate developmental opportunities across a total of 15 sports. These sports are divided into Early-Entry, Mid-Entry and Late-Entry categories. This structure makes it possible for those with competitive aspirations to remain on our Athlete Pathway from childhood through their university years:

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By following our Athlete Pathway, athletes have several chances to find the sport that best suits their interest and aptitude. This process is designed to give young athletes the opportunity to systematically explore, engage and excel in a variety of sports. Our pathway emphasizes the importance of building a strong general athletic foundation through multi-sport involvement that will support our athletes' sport-specific pursuits. These initiatives are part of our ongoing commitment to give everyone on our Athlete Pathway all the tools that they will need to realize their full potential in sport.