National Development Programme

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (NDP)?

The National Development Programme is the second step along the performance development pathway and focuses on the top performing young athletes aged between 16-19 across Wales. The programme is underpinned by an Athlete competency framework and follows a 2-year curriculum which aims to provide athletes and their coaches with the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to continue their progression in the sport of Athletics.

 

Programme Aims:

  • To facilitate the smooth transfer of talented Junior athletes to the Senior ranks
  • To provide a structured programme that addresses the Physical skills, performance behaviours and mental attributes of Welsh athletes
  • To support coaches of talented athletes to create excellence in the daily training environments
  • To increase the number of Welsh Athletics athletes at the England Athletics Championships and on U20 Great Britain teams

 

2021-2022 Applications:

Welsh Athletics National Developement Application Pack 2021-22