Junior Performance Pathway

The England Junior Programme (EJP) consists of five progressive groups; Discover, Engage, Progress, Excel and England Performance Programme (also known as Perform) with Discover, Engage, Progress and Excel making up the England Junior Pathway (EJP).

Progress 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)

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.

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)
Performance Criteria

The EJP player mid year review was held on 14th May but due to the covid-19 situation and cancellation of events during this period, BE only reviewed players who had achieved results to be considered to brought onto the Pathway or to move up a level on the Pathway. All other EJP players who were due to be reviewed in May 2020 will be considered at the next review which is currently planned early January 2021.

The England Junior Pathway (EJP) criteria has been updated following the introduction of a new structure and approach put in place last year.

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 5 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.

England Junior Squads

See who is on our England Junior Performance Programme (EJPP).

Selections & Policies

See the latest Team Selection announcements and policies for the England Junior Performance Programme (EJPP).

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme [TASS] is a government funded initiative. Find out more here.


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