The aim of our programmes are to support the development of athletes through an environment of sporting and professional excellence. The development of athletes’ physical, mental and technical performance attributes are key themes within our programmes, enabling Britain’s future archers to maximise their talents leading ultimately to medal success at senior international championships.
The first stage of the talent pathway is the National Talent Development Programme (NTDP). The NTDP offers all archers under the age of 20 the opportunity to engage in a training programme and be profiled, tracked and benchmarked accordingly by Archery GB every three months. Athletes can access coaching and support in the intervening period at one of nine Archery Training Centres located around the country. Please see link here.
Athletes who demonstrate some characteristics considered to be predictive of future world class success can be invited to join the National Age Group Academy (NAG). At this level, athletes attend a monthly residential coaching and development camp from September through to May at Archery GB’s base in Lilleshall, Shropshire. Athletes at this stage will have access to a personal Archery GB Coach and support services that will help guide them through their development.