A Scottish Youth Development Squad was established in January 2016 and a group of 12 athletes, supported by a Development Coach recruited through partnership with Pentathlon GB, was selected to take part in an initial programme of 3 training days and individual assessments and mentoring.
From the assessments further review of the selection criteria was undertaken to ensure the programme was populated by athletes with the skills relevant for further support. The Performance Development programme for 2017 – 2021 will evolve to ensure that membership of the squad is aspirational, selection criteria are open and transparent and the pathway is supported by a strong venue/coach/volunteer base for the programme.
There will be four components to our Performance Development Plan:
• Pathway Development
• Athlete Training and Assessments
• Competition Programme