Performance Pathway Programmes

Women’s Artistic National Performance Programme (NPP)
The National Performance Programme for Women’s Artistic launched in January 2015, with a new approach, a new Technical lead and a new format of delivery. The new approach to performance which Scottish Gymnastics are establishing is to create a sustainable system to develop gymnasts and coaches capable of International success. The programme is as much about developing the personal coaches as it is to support the advancement of our gymnasts; this means learning can be sustained and transitioned into our club network. 

The NPP has taken shape to strengthen performance development of our coaches and gymnasts within the Women’s Artistic programme and the club training environment; our Technical Advisor, Claire Barbieri, is guiding and leading the programme with an ethos of hard work and continuous improvement required from gymnasts and coaches who are identified from trial.

The programme is focused on gymnasts in the compulsory 2 / FIG age group set up who have met the specific criteria set and been successful from trial.

Personal coaches and gymnasts in the NPP will be supported by direct communication with the National Technical Advisor for video analysis, phone calls and advice to provide support in between training camps. It is encouraged that personal coaches liaise with the advisor to demonstrate progress against targets and competition outcomes.  

Key dates for the programme are below:

  • 30 - 31 May [Profilling Day]

  • 12 - 15 August [Camp]

  • 18 - 20 September [Camp]

  • 04 - 06 December [Camp]

  • 28 - 31 January [Camp]

Venue:  Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre

Women’s Artistic National Performance Programme (NPP)

The Performance Pathway Programme targets the development of coaches and gymnasts on the competitive performance pathway. The content of the programme is made up of Pathway Camps and Clinics with an expert technical lead(s) specific to the needs of the discipline. The British national coaching team support this programme whereby coaches can follow the UK’s continually advancing best practice systems. With this support, enthusiastic coaches are developing the knowledge and skills to gain the coaching expertise necessary to achieve increased success at British competition and greater representation in British squads.

Pathway Clinics specifically help coaches to gain the confidence to deliver excellent foundation skills required for quality results in compulsory and voluntary competition; to understand and improve the preparation of gymnasts for competition; and also to nurture the ambition to develop gymnasts with long term involvement and success in the sport. Pathway Camps provide a platform of training that looks to widen the base of the talent pool and improve the quality within it.

British Gymnastics WAG Performance Pathway Coaching Clinics

Coaches can also apply to attend clinics with British Gymnastics via the link below and search for Performance Pathway under 'Type'.

Cancellation Guidelines for Performance Activities
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