Managing the performance athlete Session 7
Last week • Performance pathways? • British Athlete Commission (BAC)/ • Clairefontaine (French Football Federation) • Residential federation run approach? • Player age?
Objectives • Introduce: • English Institute of Sport • British Olympic Association • Review pre-transition environment: • UKSG • BUGS • WUGS • EYOF
0.545 • Seconds representing the collective difference between the 5 gold and 5 silver medals won by Team GB at the Athens Olympics. • Total running time of events: 13.5 minutes. • How do we judge success?
English Institute of Sport • 9 Regional hub sites. • Network of athlete support services. • Sports medicine • Physiotherapy • Soft tissue therapy • Nutrition • Psychology • Performance analysis • Talent Identification • Strength and conditioning • Performance Lifestyle • Relationships • NGB’s, Performance Directors, Coaches & Athletes
All summer Olympic sports • Except tennis & football • Paralympic sports • Limited: Winter sports. • Majority of athletes UKsport lottery funded. • UKsport Research & Innovation team • Maximise performance gains • Athlete equipment & accessories • Coaching techniques • Training science • Medical management • Website: Athlete zone
BOA athlete services Goal setting workshops Olympian mentoring Benefits: passport scheme partners. Passport scheme Established in 1996. Athlete’s nominated by NGB Potential Olympian / Paralympian Gold & Silver level Gold: Prospective Olympian (Beijing, 2008; Vancouver, 2010) Silver: Future Olympians? Benefits Recognition by BOA Access to: National sport centres. Local sport centres. OMI Planning for success programme. Olympic training centre (Cyprus & Austria) Benefits from sponsors. BOA
BOA athlete conference • November 2007 • Multisports environment • Village, staff & venues. • Sport psychologist: Opportunities / challenges. • Chinese culture • Olympian experience • Workshops • Nutrition / Media / Acclimitisation.
Olympic scholarships Financial and technical assistance Specialised training Access to facilities Coaching Medical and science monitoring Accommodation Financial assistance Financed: share of the television rights. Since Atlanta (1996) 3200 individual Olympic scholarships awarded. 145 medals won by these athletes. Olympic solidarity
A veritable abyss separates the high performance athlete receiving a gold medal on the podium from the athlete cheered on by a child in a small courtyard or amidst the desert sands. Nonetheless, our ideal is the same: It should be possible for everyone, in spite of very difficult beginnings, to have an equal chance when facing the standards of high level international competition, even though, naturally, only a small fraction will get to stand on the Olympic podium • Lord Killanin, IOC president 1972-1980.
Progression OLYMPICS / WORLDS / COMMONWEALTH SENIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR INTERNATIONALS BRITISH UNI’S ENGLISH UNI’S BUSA 1ST TEAM COUNTY REP AASE FUTURES
Presentation opportunities?Stress-testing?Effects on transition? OLYMPICS / WORLDS / COMMONWEALTH EIS UKsport SENIOR INTERNATIONAL EYOF JUNIOR INTERNATIONALS WUGS TASS BRITISH UNI’S ENGLISH UNI’S BUGS BUSA 1ST TEAM COUNTY REP AASE UKSG YST FUTURES JAE
UK School Games • Multi-sport event • Elite school age athletes • 9 sports • Athletics, Badminton, Fencing, Gymnastics, Judo, Swimming, Table-tennis, Volleyball & Hockey. • 4 days • Environment designed to replicate major events.
UK School Games • Vision • Planning and delivery of UK level sports event. • Change content, structure and presentation of competitive sport opportunities. • Raise the profile of school age competitions. • Integrate Olympic & Paralympic themes. • Create opportunities for young people to become engaged in volunteering (technical officials etc) • Demonstrate child protection & welfare systems.
University role • BUSA • BUGS • British University Games • FISU (International University Sports Federation) • World University Games • Flexible learning options.
University role • Read case studies: • Tennis professionals pass tests on and off court. • Not quite graduation day. • Does the University system work? • How should we judge success?
European Youth Olympic Festival • EYOF • Founded in 1990. • Winter & summer programmes. • Opportunity • Multi-sport event • Olympic environment
10 15 20 25 30 35 AGE Perfection Initiation Develop- ment Disconti-nuation Academic/ Occupational development Primary educa-tion Child-hood Secondary education Higher education Professional occupation Puberty Adolescence (Young)Adulthood Athletic development Parents Siblings Peers Peers Coach Parents Family (Coach) Peers Partner Coach Individual development Psycho-social development 10 15 20 25 30 35 Requirements / issues that impact on a performance athlete’s lifestyle?Factors associated with adjustment process?Support services currently on offer?Methods for improvement?
Next week • Australian Sporting System