Richmond Jets Hockey Program


The Long-Term Player Development Model

The Long-Term Player Development model (LTPDM) is a framework to maximize a player’s potential and long-term involvement in sport over the course of their life.  Refer to the BC Hockey website for more information: 

Our goal is to develop players who are technically proficient, tactically aware, physically athletic and mentally confident. This is a comprehensive approach to player development, and we believe that this approach will maximize every player’s enjoyment of the game and overall development.

The LTPD model for hockey has been developed based on the following principles:

  • Doing the right thing for the player at the right stage in their development
  • Adopting a player-centred approach and not treating the development of all players the same way.
  • The broader the foundation of players the more successful the game of hockey will be in Canada
  • Viewing player development as a long term process
  • Aligning player development resources with the right age & ability
  • Coach development and education resources so that coaches are doing the right things at the right time.
  • A need to better educate parents on the hockey development of their child. It is okay for parents to want their kids to get to the highest levels but they need to know the best way to go about it

Long Term Player Development Model

Source: Hockey Canada


Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association

As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).

Contact Us

PO Box 94488, Richmond, BC V6X 8V6

(604) 454 4494

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.