England National Programme
The aim is to support the development, progression and transition of athletes on a National level to the GB Academy Programme (GBAP).
Regional Talent Programme
There are currently two Regional Talent Centres (RTC) who are responsible for identifying, recruiting and developing young Olympic discipline shotgun shooters. These are Nuthampstead Shooting Ground (Olympic Trap and Double Trap) and National Clay Shotgun Centre Bisley (Olympic Skeet).
How are you selected?
ETP coaches and British Shooting scouts identify and nominate shooters from clubs, schools, cadets, scouts and other junior programmes
The normal age of the ETP is 14-20
Each year a number of talent identification days are held across England which shooters can apply to attend
Shooters are selected on demonstrated potential and where applicable performance aligned to athlete profiles
What are we developing?
The fundamental technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social learning outcomes required for the Olympic disciplines
The ability to transition successfully from being a high potential England shooter to the GBAP
How is it done?
Shooters receive up to 15 training sessions between May October each year at the
Regional Talent Centres
The England National Programme shooters get further training sessions to support their development
There is the opportunity for the England National Programme shooters to train with the GBAP
1:1 and group coaching sessions are provided by British Shooting coaching staff
Athlete development and performances are reviewed against athlete profiles and with a Plan-Do-Review approach
There is careful monitoring and management of workloads
Foundation Sport Science and Sports Medicine development and support is provided
Appropriate UK and International competition experience is provided
There is the opportunity to train and compete abroad where selected
Grant aid support is provided where applicable
The ETP - shotgun coaching and support staff
Talent Pathways Manager Steven Seligmann
ETP co-ordinator and lead coach Christian Schofield
ETP lead Olympic Trap/ Double Trap coach Martin Barker
ETP Olympic Trap coach John Offord
ETP lead Olympic Skeet coach Allen Warren
ETP Olympic Skeet coach Sarah Daly
ETP Olympic Skeet coach John Perry
ETP Olympic Skeet coach David Dale
ETP Double Trap coach John Bellamy
Please note: Information on the England Talent Pathway for rifle and pistol will become available in due course.
Details of the other Home Nation Talent Pathways can be found on the following websites:
Northern Ireland: www.nifss.co.uk