The role of coaches and staff working within the England Programme is to support and develop athletes who may have the potential long-term to achieve selection to the British Triathlon World Class Performance Programme (WCPP). Regionally, this is achieved through our Academies and nationally through England Next Generation.
England Programme Vision:
"To deliver world-leading development that inspires progression in participation and performance."
England Programme Mission:
"To be the best developed and supported talent programme."
Regional Academies are in place to provide guidance for triathlon coaches, clubs, parents and talented young athletes who aspire and have the potential to compete at the highest level within the sport of triathlon. The academy is run by a Regional Lead who is the direct link and a bridge between the region and the England Programme. Academies are not designed to replace the home training environment, rather to add to it. For more information on Regional Academy selection please visit here and/or read our Regional Academy Guide here.
England Next Generation
England Next Generation is an extension of the Regional Academies and is the Home Nation Talent programme for England. It is for the very best young triathletes in England between the ages of 15 and 19. The squad is split into two tiers; Performance Foundation (PF) and Performance Development (PD), and usually consists of around 25 - 35 athletes in total. Similar to Regional Academies it operates as an ‘add value’ camp based programme with athletes coming together at selected weekends throughout the year either to train and/or race. There are very close links between England Next Generation and the World Class Programme. Coaches and Sports Science/Medicine Practitioners work very closely across both Programmes to better align coaching and support services. England Next Generation also delivers a bespoke education programme linked to the ADF and the philosophy of whole athlete development, to better aid athletes in the transition into post-18 life (e.g. National Training Centres, the World Class Programme) as well as better manage the ups, downs and challenges associated with being a world leading athlete.
Selection to England Next Generation is based on a number of factors such as race results, athlete development linked to the Athlete Development Framework, technical skills and the various attitudinal and performance behaviours that are requisite for long term success and development in the sport. The normal route of entry into England Next Generation is through a Regional Academy; Academies support athletes in developing the skills, knowledge and understanding to support a smooth transition into the programme. More information on selection to England Next Generation can be found here (under Junior Selection Policies).
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