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Announcement - New Emerging Athlete Program

Friday, 2 March 2018 | Andrew



Athletics South Australia is proud to announce the pilot 2018 Emerging Athlete Program. The Emerging Athlete Program Training Squad will focus on high performing athletes between 17 years old through to 23 years old who are currently bridging the gap between Athletics Australia’s Junior High-Performance Programs and current SASI / NASS scholarships. Ten (10) Athletes will be selected based on the submission of a capacity template.

Having a well-rounded program centred around Long Term Athlete Development and support, will allow the athlete and their coach to maximize their current practices. The legacy for coach development will enhance the technical knowledge of coaches in providing best practice support networks to further build the talent pool. The program requires athlete and coach engagement.

This program will look to offer both training and education which will support athletes to attain the necessary learning opportunities to fully understand the demands of their event and performance readiness at an international level.

The program will address the four key areas of a High Performing Athletes
Physical, Technical, Tactical, Mental

Emerging Athlete Program is supported by the South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport. The program will be facilitated by Athletics South Australia and will engage SASI service providers to ensure that the athletes have access to the leading edge of Sports knowledge, facilities and technology.

To be considered for the Athletics SA Emerging Athlete Program Athletes, must show evidence against the performance matrix and the submission of an Athlete Capacity Template. A selection committee will rank all applicants against the criteria and assess the capacity template.

Submissions prior to 5.00pm Tuesday 20th March -

Selection Policy
Athlete Capacity Template - to be completed in partnership with their Personal Coach
Performance Matrix







Athletics South Australia
PO Box 84, Torrensville Plaza SA 5031
SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace Mile End, South Australia, 5031

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