Performance Gymnastics


The Performance team leads and directs the implementation of Scottish Gymnastics’ Performance Strategic Plan to establish long terms goals with clear performance indicators. We oversee the international competition programme and lead an innovative structure of sports science support in conjunction with the Institute of Sport.  

SG Performance Principles 2015 - 2019

Scottish Gymnastics are rolling out a range of new programmes and initiatives across both Education and Performance departments, some of which are quite explicit on the level of gymnasts they target either directly i.e. training camps / performance programmes, or indirectly via Coach Development initiatives. Below is a set of definitions Scottish Gymnastics have adopted for levels of development through to performance in order to ensure programmes, events and coach development initiatives support the right level of athlete and/or coach.


Gymnasts identified as those of the ability requiring support of the Scottish Institute of Sport, therefore demonstrating they are on track to meeting one / both of the outcomes below:

  1. Medal potential at Commonwealth Games 2018

  2. Gaining selection to GB World Class funded programmes i.e. UK Sport ‘Podium’ / ‘Podium Potential’, therefore within the Junior / Senior British Squads for MAG / WAG / TRA 

Performance Development

Gymnasts identified as those who meet the standard of the National Performance Programme (SG), are identified within BG age group squads (all disciplines), or alternatively identified through the regional programme (MAG/WAG)

Talent Development

Gymnasts who are engaged in the elite pathway for their discipline, gaining access to efficient and quality training under the guidance of their personal coach. Gymnasts in this category should be exposed to regular competition in Scotland and the UK.


Gymnasts who are in SG recognised clubs and hold SG/BG silver (or above) membership and taking part in competitions 

Figure 1: British Gymnastics Athlete Pathway


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