The England Junior Programme (EJP) consists of six progressive groups; Discover, Engage, Progress, Excel and England Senior Performance Programme (Perform and Develop) with Discover, Engage, Progress and Excel making up the England Junior Pathway (EJP).
Progression through the EJP is determined by results at a number of identified competitions, commitment by the player to their badminton development and progress against agreed goals (e.g. physical improvement, tactical awareness etc). You can find further information under the heading Criteria, Pathway Planner & Support Offer below.
Players invited onto the EJP will receive an individualised programme of support which will be discussed and agreed with a Pathway Coach which will then be monitored throughout the year. Again further information on this can be found further below, however an individualised player programme will take into account the stage of development of a player and the group they are placed in. As a guide some or all of the following opportunities will be available to a player within the EJP:
- Training Opportunities
- International Competition opportunities
- Access to Sports Science Sports Medicine (eg Strength & Conditioning)
CRITERIA, PATHWAY PLANNER & SUPPORT OFFER
The England Junior Pathway (EJP) criteria for 2021-2022 can be found here.
The England Junior Pathway (EJP) criteria for 2022-23 will be uploaded soon.
The England Junior 2021 Pathway Planner and Identified International Tournaments (updated September 2021) can be found here.
The England Junior 2022 Pathway Planner and Identified International Tournaments (updated 2nd March 2022) can be found here.
The guide to the offer of support to those on the EJP can be found here.
The England Junior Pathway (EJP) criteria is reviewed each year for the purposes of ensuring they remain relevant and continue to align to our Vision and Purpose:
VISION | Win World, Olympic and Paralympic medals
PURPOSE | To consistently produce athletes who have a winning mentality with the technical and physical capabilities to become world class.
The England Performance Pathway, which includes the EJP, is a seamless integrated structure from initial identification through to competing for medals at the highest world level. Each of the 6 stages of the Pathway provide opportunities for players who meet criterion to train, compete and access the world class expertise based at the National Badminton Centre.