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What is the Performance Pathway?
The Performance Pathway will influence the very beginning of the talent pathway and look to raise the standard of the coaches working at this stage of a gymnast's development. The concept is to help and support coaches to reach excellence at the early stages of a gymnast's development to allow a sufficient number of exceptionally talented gymnasts to enter the World Class system with sound basic skills.
British Gymnastics aim to develop and deliver this via a network of Coach Education Clinics and regionally based squad opportunities. These will result in an increase in the number of coaches exposed to up to date methods and standards, earlier talent identification and the production of higher quality gymnasts entering the talent pool.
How does it work?
British Gymnastics have a dedicated Performance Pathway team who work in partnership with Regional Associations and Home Nations to deliver two new platforms within the Performance Pathway.
The first will be a series of Clinics tailored to each discipline. They are designed specifically to help coaches gain further knowledge and confidence in how to deliver foundation skills required for quality results at Elite Grade competitions. They will also help coaches understand and improve the preparation of gymnasts for competition. Clinics are aimed at all clubs and operating coaches between Level 1 - Level 3, although not exclusive to just this group.
The second platform will be to improve the quality and quantity of Regional Squad opportunities, by widening the base of the talent pool and improving the quality within it. This will differ from discipline to discipline based on regional need; however, the aim is to provide talented gymnasts with access to additional high quality training environments in preparation for regional representation at National Competitions.
Performance Pathway Coaches appointed by the National Coaching Teams, will have the responsibility of delivering and connecting content and standards from the World Class Programme down to gymnasts and coaches at a local level.
For more information please contact the British Gymnastics Performance Pathway team on [email protected].