Andre Lachance Baseball Canada’s Long Term Athletes Development program is the model around the world. Question, are we destroying more baseball development then producing and losing players in the game? In this episode we continue the discussion on the importance of the Long Term Athlete Development program which has proven to make better players and keep more players in the game. Canada competes with the USA and other top international countries, find out why. This discussed: The Canadian Long Term Athlete Development Progra, LTAD, has proven to be extremely effective and shown great results in more players playing the game and playing it better. As an organization, Coach, President of an Association and Parent are you willing to look at our competition process and make changes for the better. In winning at the young levels the best way to produce better players and keep them in the game longer? Kaiwzen, Japanese word for improvement is the foundation on the LTAD program. Change for the better. Key to the Japanese successful competition. Are we willing to look at other sports, countries on why they are successful at certain sports. Kids are not mini adults. Coaches education is critical to the development of proper programs and organizations. Continual educational programs for volunteer programs is a must to help grow and develop the sport. How we incentivize players is important. Praise efficiency rather then results. A competition structure where players are rewarded for what they are doing well in many aspects of the game. Looking closer on how we identify talent. And so much more to this episode. ANDRÉ LACHANCE has been with Baseball Canada since 2001 serving as Business and Sport Development Director and Head Coach of the Women’s National Team. Part of his responsibilities are around Coach Education and Long-Term Athlete Development. André is also a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa. Having served as a board member with the Coaching Association of Canada for several years, André has also led several CS4L Summits on Competition Review and has helped several organizations on Long-Term Athlete Development implementation, competition reviews and other related projects. André also works internationally on Long-Term Athlete Development. Expertise • Long-Term Athlete Development • Competition Review • Athlete Development Matrix • Branding • Coach Education • Strategic Plan Past Presentations • Hockey Sense World Cup of Hockey Town Hall • Meaningful competition Webinar • European Baseball Coaches Association Seminar • World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s Baseball Clinic • Baseball Québec Coaches Convention Your host Peter Caliendo Web site: www.baseballoutsidethebox.com Twitter @baseballout You Tube at Peter Caliendo, Subscribe to get all shows and updates.