HP Programmes

High Performance Programme athletes receive an allocation of resources and/or funding to support them and their coach. The programme allocated to them and the level of support available is determined by the athlete’s performance or performance potential, and their development needs based on the individual athlete’s plan.

Programme Support also takes into consideration best practice and the availability of Athletics New Zealand High Performance/High Performance Sport New Zealand resources.

Click here to view the Athletics NZ High Performance Framework.

Click here to view the Athletics NZ High Performance Level Guidelines.

Programmes are aligned with the following criteria. Click on the programmes below for further details, or for any other High Performance enquiries contact Scott Newman (High Performance Director).

 

Elite Performance Squad

   
Stage of Development: High Performance
Athlete Age: Approximately 20+ years old
Support Numbers: Determined by athlete performance/as allocated
Programme Description: For established athletes prepared for the high performance environment and that are demonstrating the capability to perform with distinction at senior pinnacle competitions
Athletics NZ High Performance Primary Contact: Kat Austin
Programme Selection Guidelines: Selection based on performance. Achieving or realistically tracking the Athletics NZ High Performance Level Guidelines
Athlete Selection Timeframes: Twice per year – Post New Zealand domestic season (April-May) and post international season (Oct-Dec)
Programme Review Timelines: 1-2 reviews yearly, post domestic season and international season de-briefs/reviews
Programme Exit: 2 years of limited or no progression with consideration of individual circumstances (injury/relocation etc). No longer tracking towards future performances of distinction at pinnacle competitions.

 

Performance Potential Squad

   
Stage of Development: Preparing for High Performance
Athlete Age: Approximately 18-22 years old
Support Numbers: Approximately 5-10 athletes
Programme Description: For more established athletes preparing for the demands of entering the high performance environment; and are tracking towards or demonstrating the potential to perform with distinction at senior pinnacle competitions at some stage throughout their career
Athletics NZ High Performance Primary Contact: Tim Driesen
Programme Selection Guidelines: Selection based on Performance Potential. Achieving or realistically tracking towards the Athletics NZ High Performance Level Guidelines with consideration of both individual (such as stage of career) and other performance factors (such as physiological capacity and/or training environment, etc).
Athlete Selection Timeframes: Twice per year – Post New Zealand domestic season (April-May) and post international season (Oct-Dec)
Programme Review Timelines: 1-2 reviews yearly, post domestic season and international season de-briefs/reviews
Programme Exit:

After progression to the Elite Performance Squad (EPS)

or

After 1-2 years of limited/no progression with consideration of individual circumstances (injury/relocation etc).

 

Performance Development Squad

   
Stage of Development: Developing Performance
Athlete Age: Approximately 16-19 years old
Support Numbers: Approximately 20 athletes
Programme Description: A two year programme for emerging athletes demonstrating future performance potential. PDS members receive invitations to relevant camps; and planning support to assists with learning the fundamentals of developing performance
Athletics NZ High Performance Primary Contact: Tim Driesen
Programme Selection Guidelines: Selection is dependent on athlete performance potential (performance level and progression) and relevant age/stage development needs
Athlete Selection Timeframes: Once per year – Post New Zealand domestic season (April)
Programme Review Timelines: Yearly, after New Zealand domestic season
Programme Exit:

At the end of the two year programme; however, a second year of involvement will only be offered if the athlete/coach demonstrate and engagement and commitment to their development. If this is not the case, de-selection may occur after the first year.

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