September 23, 2022
Entries are now open for the National Youth Talent Development Program (NTDP) as well as the new Paralympic NTDP for England and Northern Ireland.
The programs offer specialized technical coaching as well as a wide range of athlete development support.
It’s also a great opportunity to meet other archers with performance ambitions.
Registration for the National Youth Talent Development Program and the Paralympic NTDP in England is through Sport:80.
Search “National Talent Development Program” in Events to find and reserve your spot.
Athletes from Northern Ireland can register for the Youth or Paralympic NTDPs by contacting [email protected]
A 2021/22 NTDP parent said: “Overall, as a parent you want your child to love sports and grow as a person and an athlete. Every time my son leaves an NTDP session he is tired but so excited. He talks about each session and what he needs/wants to do next. How he can improve and what he wants to work on. Couldn’t ask for more.
The Youth NTDP offers bi-monthly training days for young recurve and compound archers at four regional centers across England (North, South and Central) and Northern Ireland.
Each athlete’s personal trainer is encouraged to attend as well to learn about the technical model and to provide aligned coaching between sessions.
A Youth NTDP 2021/22 parent said: “I consider the NTDP to be probably one of the biggest benefits of Archery GB membership for young archers. Archers benefit from a full day of coaching and physical training, with additional sessions on nutrition and mental preparation. This is invaluable for archers who really want to improve.”
Youth PNDT dates for 2022/23
|16 October 16
* October 23 for NTDP North
|December 11||November 20|
|February 19||January 15|
|April 23||March 19|
National Paralympic Talent Development Program
The Paralympic NTDP will follow a similar model, although initially only based at Lilleshall National Sports Center (England) and Lisnagarvey High School (Northern Ireland) to enable specialist Paralympic practitioners to come together to support athletes .
Another key difference is that the Para NTDP will be open to recurve and compound athletes of all ages, who consider themselves to have a physical disability. Although the Para NTDP will include all physical disabilities, it is important to note that progression along the Paralympic course will depend on classification under World Archery rules.
NTDP Paralympic Dates for 2022/23
|November 26 and 27||October 23|
|January the 21st||November 27|
|March 25||January 22|