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High Performance Athlete Development (HPAD) - Introduction

High Performance Athlete Development (HPAD) is critical to sustaining future Athletics High Performance (HP) success. By using pre-carding HPAD Programmes as well as the Athletics NZ event group plans, Athletics New Zealand will provide information and development opportunities appropriate to the athlete’s stage of development.

Athlete and Coach Development Programmes and Opportunities

Pathway to Podium (P2P) - Programme overview and members

Performance Potential Squad (PPS) - Programme overview and members

Carding Introduction

Event Group Plans & Camps


Four Fundamental Elements

Athletics NZ have identified four fundamental elements (FE) that are critical to maximising the likelihood of an athlete reaching high performance podium success. These fundamental elements will form a base to enhance Athletics New Zealand’s ability for more effective and informed athlete identification and guided development across all programmes.


Please direct any further enquiries to:

Tim Driesen
High Performance Athlete Development Leader
021 724 088

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