The purpose of the Association is to conduct athletic programs for youth and to use these programs as a means of:
•Instructing youth in the fundamentals of team sports,
•Promoting healthy physical activity,
•Fostering good sportsmanship and fair play, and
•Providing exposure to competitive team activity.
The LTAA believes that every child should have the opportunity to enjoy sports in an environment conducive to maximum participation, healthy learning, and fun. LTAA programs are designed with a focus on the individual. We stress that each individual should be involved in a positive environment that helps that individual grow. Each child should gain equally from the physical activity and the development of social relationships with peers, coaches and parents. This fundamental approach should apply equally to naturally athletically gifted children and those children who may never participate in sports at a competitive level in either youth sports programs or high school and national programs.