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 18 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:

NATURE OF INVOLVEMENT  EARLY-ENTRY SPORTS  MID-ENTRY SPORTS  LATE-ENTRY SPORTS 
Explore  FUNdamentals  Learn-to-Train  Train-to-Train 
Engage Learn-to-Train  Train-to-Train  Train-to-Compete 
Excel  Train-to-Train  Train-to-Compete Train-to-Win 1

By following our Athlete Pathway from the beginning, athletes have as many as three chances to find the sport that best suits their interest and aptitude. This process is facilitated by regular tracking and assessment, with the results being securely stored in the Athlete Zone section of this website (coming soon) for only the athlete and their families to see.

It is also facilitated by our innovative AIM Program, which helps athletes build a strong general athletic foundation to support their 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.