England Performance Training
England Performance Training is intended to form a key part of the overall England performance structure and provide additional training to compliment Performance Centre sessions for those identified at the top end of the PC pathway.
Who is EPT targeted at?:
- The primary target is U15, U17 and U19 England Junior Programme Players.
- Non-programme players regularly challenging and competing with Junior 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 was the first approved EPT host and following a successful pilot , full roll out of the EPT initiative began in 2011. 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 have also used 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. Currently, EPT is approved at the following locations;
- University of Birmingham
- Derbyshire PC
- Manchester PC
- Milton Keynes
- Sheffield PC
- University of Surrey
- Win Wycombe PC
BADMINTON England part-fund the operating costs of EPT - including shuttles and the lead coach hourly rate. 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 current planned meeting dates are below, along with the dates that applications need to be submitted in order to be considered by the Panel at these meetings;
|Panel Meeting Date||19 June 2013||18 September 2013||11 December 2013||19 March 2014||18 June 2014|
|Deadline for Application submission||12 June 2013||11 September 2013||4 December 2013||12 March 2014||11 June 2014|
For an information pack please email Nikki Tarrant: email@example.com