Performance Curriculum

Performance Curriculum 2020 Calendar
Please note that the 2019 performance curriculum has now concluded.  Future workshops will be communicated to those part of the National Performance Programme (NPP) or Performance Pathway Programme (PPP).


As part of Scottish Gymnastics’ commitment to develop Scottish gymnasts to British and World high performance levels, we recognise the vital role that personal coaches and parents play in a gymnast’s development.  With this in mind, we are committed to supporting gymnasts, coaches and parents on their gymnastics journey and the performance curriculum is about developing knowledge and awareness on areas of performance that can play a significant role in helping a gymnast maximise their potential.  

The workshops are part of a rolling curriculum and are free to attend for personal coaches, parents and gymnasts who are part of the National Performance Programme (NPP) or Performance Pathway Programme (PPP). Sessions will be delivered mainly on a regional basis, with some sessions delivered alongside a NPP or PPP camp.

The following themes have been identified for the performance curriculum for 2019-2020 by recognised experts. 

Gymnast Ambassadors
Who it is for: Gymnasts

Mental Fitness | Thrive Scotland
Who it is for: Gymnasts | Parents | Coaches

Athlete Health for the Developing Athlete | Dr. Carrie McCrea-Routray
Who it is for: Gymnasts | Parents | Coaches

Staying Safe with Social Media | Child Friendly Culture
Who it is for: Gymnasts | Parents

Nutrition for Gymnastics | Renee McGregor
Who it is for: Gymnasts | Parents | Coaches

Performance Lifestyle
Who it is for: Gymnasts | Parents

Developing Talent | Tony Stanger
Who it is for: Gymnasts | Parents | Coaches

Sports Psychology
Who it is for: Coaches

Injury Prevention Strategies | Paul Coyle & Luke Smith
Who it is for: Coaches

Performance Curriculum for Gymnasts
Gymnasts who are part of the National Performance Programme (NPP) or Performance Pathway Programme (PPP) are encouraged to attend the workshops as part of their development and are free to attend.

Performance Curriculum for Parents
Parents and carers of gymnasts who are part of the National Performance Programme (NPP) or Performance Pathway Programme (PPP) are invited to attend the workshops. These sessions are tailored for parents and carers to support them and their child in the gymnastics journey and are free to attend for parents who have a child currently in Scottish Gymnastics pathway programmes (NPP or PPP).

Performance Curriculum for Coaches
Personal coaches who are part of the National Performance Programme (NPP) or Performance Pathway Programme (PPP) are encouraged to attend the workshops as part of their development.  Workshops are free to attend for personal coaches of gymnasts who are currently part of a Scottish Gymnastics pathway programme (NPP or PPP).