Performance Literacy: A new perspective on talent development

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Performance Literacy: A new perspective on talent development

How to best develop our most talented young athletes is a critical issue in sport at the moment. Across the UK there are 60,000 young people in talent programmes but only a few will complete the journey and become an Olympian or win a professional contract. So what do the vast majority of young people take from being in our talent programmes?


So how can we design talent programmes that they benefit all the athletes in our programmes and not just the top few. Our aim for the workshop is to share ideas and stimulate thinking around the concept of ‘performance literacy’. We will be looking at how we can support young people in understanding their performance experiences and developing personal attributes and skills that will be beneficial to them in all avenues of their lives. The workshop will be giving practical suggestions on how to design programmes that help young people to simultaneously grow as individuals and athletes. The workshop is relevant for anyone who is interested in developing talent but especially coaches, teachers and academy managers.

The four presenters, Andy Borrie, Simon Padley, Will Roberts and Will Parker, have a wealth of experience in coaching, managing, designing and studying talent programmes in schools, Universities and NGB pathways. They will share their experience and discuss innovative approaches to building effective and ethical talent programmes. There will also be opportunities for delegates to participate in facilitated group discussions, sharing good practice and learning from each other.

It will be an outstanding day of presentations and discussion so if you are interested in developing talented athletes, we hope you can join us.


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Andy Borrie
Andy’s work has encompassed the worlds of elite sport and education for thirty years. He currently works as independent consultant on a range of talent development projects in the UK and abroad, alongside undertaking a PhD focused on the philosophical foundations of talent development. Prior to his consultancy work, Andy was Head of High Performance at Loughborough University for 12 years leading some of the most effective talent development programmes in the UK.

Will Parker
Will has wealth of experience, amassed from a range of roles across the sport sector. He is currently Director of Sport & Physical Activity at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, the supporting partner of this event. Before joining CLC, Will was Head of Children & Young People at Sport England and has also worked at a number of NGBs in both executive and non-executive roles. Will has worked nationally on a wide-range of programmes and will be chairing our panel discussion.

Simon Padley
Simon Padley has been involved in coach education, coaching and talent development for over 16 years. Working across the talent development sector, Simon has designed and delivered innovative higher education programmes to learners ranging from L4 coaches to trainee teachers. Simon sits on the research panel for the International Physical Literacy Association and his passion for developing physical literacy through talent pathway experiences is reflected in his current PhD research.

Will Roberts
Dr Will Roberts is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire with a passion for researching and developing coaching pedagogy. Will’s specialises in constraints-led approaches to practice design in coaching and has recently published The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design.

This event is supported by Cheltenham Ladies' College.



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