The Tim Hortons Learn to Play Program (LTP) is a revolutionary way of introducing the sport of softball to children. LTP ensures children of all skill levels have FUN while improving their fitness levels and developing their Fundamental Movement Skills.
LTP ensures children have fun while improving their fitness & developing their skills, is action-packed, fosters success for all ability levels, and has easy-to-follow lesson plans for new & experienced coaches. This program also contains activities and lead-up games that are patterned after informal Playground Games, gives every child more opportunities to develop softball skills because everyone is active for every minute of every season, and is nationally recognized and approved. There are three (3) levels in the LTP program. These levels are a progression of skill development. Players are placed into a level based upon age and/or abilities. The levels go as follows:
Level 1: 5 to 7 Years with one (1) hour sessions made up entirely of the prepared lesson plans
Level 2: 7 to 8 Years with 45 minutes using prepared lesson plans followed by a 45 minute modified game
Level 3: 9 to 10 Years with 30 minutes using the prepared lesson plans followed by a one (1) hour modified game
LTP has very simple lesson plans for parents and coaches and promises lots of action in a positive environment for all children.Inside the LTP Manual you will find prepared lesson plans, easy-to-follow instructions, progressions for teaching basic skills, and lead-up games designed to simulate the real game of softball.
LTP allows coaches and children to explore the wonderful sport of Softball. Participants will go home happy and will look forward to the next LTP session. To get your own copy of the LTP Manual, contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-780-9235. The LTP CD-ROM is no longer available for purchase but will be available for download from Softball Canada later in 2015. Other helpful tools for coaches include the following: