Regional Pathway Training

COVID-19: All performance programmes and national gymnastics events have been suspended until end of June.

Men's Artistic Regional Pathway Training
Talent Development to Performance Development

Scottish Gymnastics has embarked on an exciting journey with a 12 year strategy (2015 - 2027) that will see the growth of a ‘strong Scottish Gymnastics, inspiring and nurturing emerging talent’ with the theme of Word Class taking front and centre. The strategy has four inter-connected core area of Clubs, People, Gymnasts and Corporate. Performance gymnastics is a key priority within the gymnast’s pillar of our 12-year strategy. 

In order to create a world class system of we must recruit, invest in and retain, World Class coaches at both the elite and pre-elite levels who align and share the Scottish Gymnastics vision and values. In order to achieve this vision, Scottish Gymnastics are delighted to have recruited two Men’s Artistic Gymnastic Pathway Development Coaches; Douglas Ross and Stephen Tonge.

Douglas and Stephen will lead the regional performance pathway training under the direction of the Scottish Gymnastics Performance department and input from National Technical Advisors. These roles will deliver pathway training in the West and East focusing on developing and expanding the Scottish Talent Pool.

Head of Performance and Education, Sam Hendrikson:
“After an extensive consultation and scoping process, it’s really exciting to complete the pathway offering across both men’s and women’s artistic disciplines. We are providing a support system for coaches and athletes to develop the skills they need to progress within the performance pathway within a Scottish and British context. From the recruitment process, it was clear that the coaches bring energy, passion and experience to make a positive impact across our clubs, coaches and gymnasts”.

The team of coaches come with a wealth of experience, some having previously held regional pathway coach roles, with Stephen recently graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a BSc in developing athletes through professional practice.

Coaches who would be interested in attending the pathway training sessions can contact the performance team for further information -