Performance Curriculum

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 following resources are from workshops that have been delivered for personal coaches, parents and gymnasts who are part of the National Performance Programme (NPP) or Performance Pathway Programme (PPP). 


Working in partnership with the sportscotland institute of sport experts, we are pleased to be able to share a couple of key documents which cover some key points to remember for athletes around hygiene, sleep, mental wellbeing, and nutrition. These are in addition to NHS and Government guidelines on how to stay safe.  

Factsheet on Immune Health & Training
Looking after wellbeing 
Nutrition Advice
Loss and Bereavement
Nutrition Weekly Menu Building
> Training after Vaccination Guide

Nutrition | Renee McGregor 

> Immune Health Infographic
Performance Training Snacks Infographic 
Bone Health Infographic    

Athlete Health | Dr. Carrie McCrea-Routray

Female Athlete Health Infographic 

Mental Fitness | Thrive Scotland

Supporting Gymnasts' Mental Fitness

Supportive Sporting Parent Guide

Helping Young Gymnasts Reach Their Potential

Return To Training Guidance Following Injury (Competitive Gymnasts)

Return To Training Guidlines - Competitive Disciplines
Screening Protocols For Competitive Gymnasts

Scottish Gymnastics Podcasts

Listen to our mental fitness podcast series. You can access the Scottish Gymnastics Podcast wherever you access podcasts.

Podcast with Daniel Purvis
Podcast with Eilidh Doyle
Podcast with Euan Burton