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AACT Emerging Athlete Program Application - Round 3
Wed 14 Oct 2020 09:00 — Sun 25 Oct 2020 23:45

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Program Description

Athletics ACT (AACT) is excited to be running a new state-based development program in season 2020/21 in order to better identify and develop the young, emerging, athletic talent in our region. The ACT Emerging Athlete Program (EAP) will bring together athletes who have showed performance potential at Interclub, State or National level, athletes who have achieved at the ACT Schools competition and athletes from other sports that may show an aptitude to perform strongly as Track & Field athletes.

The ACT EAP program will run in November with the focus being on bringing athletes from around the region together for face to face sessions that will cover a broad range of technical skill development, with an additional educational component. Through the engagement of coaching experts, the ACT EAP is the early identification element of Athletics ACT’s performance pathway and aims to build upon your current skills and aid in your continued pursuit of success in both sport and life, and sits below the TTP in the one athletics athlete development pathway.

By identifying and engaging ACT’s best junior athletes and coaches through development and education opportunities, the EAP aims to encourage athletes and coaches to achieve their potential and strive to represent the ACT and Australia at youth, junior and senior levels.

The purpose of the EAP is to:                                         

  • Be the early identification element of the ACT performance pathway, and;
  • Motivate and improve the best young athletes in each State through coach led training and education sessions by inviting them to be part of a State level development squad.

Athlete selection criteria

There are three pathways by which athletes may be may be eligible to be selected in this development program;

Athletics ACT registered athletes

  • Eligible athletes must have been born in either 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006;
  • Have shown performance improvement across the course of the 2019/20 season;
  • Have competed at either the Athletics ACT Championships or the LAACT State Championships, or be able to provide an appropriate medical certificate;
  • Be a registered financial member of Athletics ACT for the 2020/21 season, and;
  • Remain in good standing with your club, AACT and AA.

Application Process

Athletes will be required to submit an application detailing;

  • Current personal best performances;
  • Details about yourself as an athlete, and your overall experience with Athletics, and;
  • Details about why you would like to be selected for the ACT EAP.

School Sport ACT pathway

  • Eligible athletes must have been born in either 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006;
  • Have produced a top 3 performance in event in the 2019 ACT School Sport Track & Field Championships, or 2019 NSW Schools Championships for athletes outside the ACT but inside the Athletics ACT catchment zone, and;
  • Remain in good standing with AACT and AA.

Application Process

Athletes will be required to submit an application detailing;

  • Results from the 2019 ACT School Sport Track & Field Championships;
  • Details about your overall experience with Athletics, and your history with other sports, and;
  • Details about why you would like to be selected for the ACT EAP.

Athletes from alternative sports pathway

  • Eligible athletes must have been born in either 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006;
  • Have performance attributes that may be transferable to a Track & Field discipline;
  • Have full intention of becoming a member with AACT, and;
  • Remain in good standing with AACT and AA.

Application Process

Athletes will be required to submit an application detailing;

  • Eligible athletes must have been born in either 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006;
  • Details about your history with your current sport;
  • Details about performance attributes that may be transferable to a Track & Field discipline, and;
  • Details about why you would like to be selected for the ACT EAP.

ACT EAP is an all-inclusive program and Para athletes are strongly encouraged to apply.

Athletes will be selected based on performances within the following event groups. 

  • Sprints;
  • Hurdles;
  • Endurance;
  • Walks;
  • Jumps;
  • Pole Vault;
  • Throws, and;
  • Multi-Events.

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