England Performance Training
England Performance Training is intended to form a key part of the overall England performance structure and bridge the gap between Performance Centres and the two High Performance Centres, based in Leeds and Bath.
Who is it targeted at?:
- The primary target is U17 and U19 England Junior Programme Players.
- May also include U15 programme players if agreed with Badminton England.
- Non-programme players regularly challenging and competing with programme players.
- Top end Emerging Players from PCs.
- Senior players that enhance the quality of the training environment.
BADMINTON England is seeking applications to host EPT from organisations which may include Performance Centre's, a group of Performance Centre's, accredited clubs, county associations and educational institutions.
Manchester Performance Centre is the first approved EPT host and this is being run as a pilot ahead of the full roll out of the EPT initiative. As a former High Performance Centre, Manchester was identified as an ideal area to run the pilot due to a large existing player base, high quality coaches and a strong management structure.
Manchester Performance Centre are also using the presence of EPT in the region to drive a localised programme of mentoring and continuous professional development for coaches in the surrounding network of Performance Centre's.
Over the next 2 years, 10 England Performance Training sessions are planned to be established in 10 locations across the country, which are based around the current and future geographical spread of players.
BADMINTON England will be part-funding the operating costs of EPT - including shuttles and the lead coach. It is then up to the host location to manage the finances and charge an appropriate fee to players.
Submission of Applications
As advised in the application pack, applications to host EPT can be submitted anytime during the season. The Panel who will meet to consider applications will do so on a quarterly basis. The dates set for these meetings for the remainder of the season are the 8th December 2011, 15th March and 13th June 2012.
For an information pack please email Nikki Tarrant on: firstname.lastname@example.org