Registration is now open on the membership portal for the 2023/24 Youth and Para National Talent Development Programmes.
The Youth NTDP provides training days for young recurve and compound archers at four regional centres across England (bimonthly at north, south and central) and Northern Ireland (monthly). The programme provides specialist technical coaching as well as a wide range of athlete development support. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other young archers with performance ambitions. Each athlete’s personal coach is encouraged to attend too to learn more about the technical model and to ensure aligned coaching between sessions.
“The coaching was amazing. I never felt like I was having to wait my turn or that I wasn’t getting what I needed. There was continuous support beautifully communicated. Collaboration between coaches too which is a completely different experience for me. The technical support was extremely valuable to me and probably the reason I’m still shooting.” – 2022/23 Para NTDP athlete
|8 October 2023 (South only), 15 October 2023 (North and Central)||15 October 2023|
|10 December 2023||19 November 2023|
|18 February 2024||21 January 2024|
|21 April 2024||18 February 2024|
|17 March 2024|
|21 April 2024|
|19 May 2024|
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The Paralympic NTDP follows a similar model, though it will initially be based only at Lilleshall National Sports Centre (England) and Lisnagarvey High School (Northern Ireland) in order to allow for specialist Paralympic practitioners to come together to support athletes. The Para NTDP is open to recurve and compound athletes of all ages who consider themselves to have a physical disability. The NTDP does not provide specialist training for VI athletes but athletes with a visual impairment can contact British Blind Sport for information and support. It is important to note that progression along the Paralympic Pathway will be dependent on classification according to the rules of World Archery.
|25 November 2023 (cohort 1) and 26 November 2023 (cohort 2)||22 October 2023|
|27 January 2024 (cohort 1) and 28 January 2024 (cohort 2)||26 November 2023|
|23 March 2024 (cohort 1) and 24 March 2024 (cohort 2)||28 January 2024|
|25 February 2024|
Two cohorts are planned for Lilleshall National Sports Centre to allow for more capacity on the programme.
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“Overall, as a parent, you want your child to enjoy the sport and to grow as a person and athlete. Every time my son leaves an NTDP session he is tired but so excited. He talks about each session and what he needs/wants to do next. How he can improve and what he wants to work on. I couldn’t ask any more.” – 2021/22 NTDP parent
Find out more about performance development and the pathways in place by clicking on the link below: