2015/16 Talent Squad List
2016/17 Selection Criteria
Athletics WA Target Talent Program (TTP) Overview
The Target Talent Program (TTP) is Athletics Australia’s (AA) talent identification strand of the High Performance Strategy. The program is fully funded by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Australian Winning Edge (AWE) program. In Western Australia, the TTP is delivered on AA’s behalf by Athletics WA (AWA).
To encourage the best young athletes in each State (or Territory) by inviting them to be part of a State level squad;
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;
To encourage the best local coaches by giving the status of being a State TTP Coach;
By identifying and engaging Western Australia’s best junior athletes and coaches through development and education opportunities, the TTP 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 TTP Coaches will be appointed within four event groups (Sprints & Hurdles, Endurance & Walks, Jumps, and Throws) and will act as points of contact for TTP squad athletes and their personal coaches. Up to ten State TTP Coaches may be appointed. Applications are now open for the 2016/17 Target Talent Program (TTP) coach positions. Click here for more information on the position and application process
Throughout the season, athletes who meet inclusion criteria and their personal coaches will be invited to attend the TTP Squad Days which will incorporate a combination of relevant event group training clinics and both general and event-specific education workshops. The education workshops will incorporate the WAIS / DSR “Developing Champions” Education Program.