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Talent Identification Program

2016/17 TID Squad Selection Criteria

2015/16 Talent Squads Athlete List

2014/15 TID Squad Athlete List

Athletics WA Talent ID (TID) Squad Overview


The Talent ID (TID) Squad is an Athletics WA high performance pathway program funded by the WA Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and Athletics WA. It is strongly aligned with the activities of the Athletics Australia High Performance Department and underpins the national Target Talent Program (TTP). The Athletics WA TID Program has been established to:


  • Be the early state-based talent identification element of Athletics Australia’s High Performance Department as part of the AIS Winning Edge strategy;

  • Encourage the best young athletes in each State by inviting them to be part of the TID squad and participate in state development activities;


  • To create meaningful contacts in the off-season between the best young athletes in each State (or Territory) and their personal coaches and the State TTP coaches;


  • Encourage the best local coaches by giving them the status and opportunities associated with being a State TID Coach.

By identifying and engaging Western Australia’s best junior athletes and coaches through development and education opportunities, the TID Squad aims to encourage athletes and coaches to achieve their potential and to represent Australia at youth, junior and senior levels. In 2017, this includes the IAAF World Youth Championships to be held in Nairobi, Kenya for U18 athletes.

State TID Coaches will be appointed within four event groups (Sprints & Hurdles, Endurance & Walks, Jumps, and Throws). Up to sixteen State Development Scholarship Coaches may be appointed. Applications are now open for the 2016/17 Talent ID (TID) Squad coach positions Click here for more information on the position and the application process.

Throughout the season, athletes who meet inclusion criteria and their personal coaches will be invited to attend TID Squad Days which will incorporate a combination of relevant event group training clinics and education workshops.