Dedicated Athlete Programme Information
What is the Dedicated Athlete Programme?
The Dedicated Athlete Programme is set up to support the high achieving sports performers at Shrewsbury School. The programme aims to help aid the young men and women of Shrewsbury in their sporting aspirations of playing at the highest level of their respective sports whilst putting them in a position to carry on enjoying sport and have a long career post school.
What does the programme entail?
The programme offers sport science support to high performing aspiring athletes. Predominantly helping young-athletes with their athletic development and athletic literacy. This is done through sports strength and conditioning sessions where we follow the long-term athletic development model (LTAD) to ensure that exercises are suitable to the pupils in relation to their abilities, sport and levels of biological maturation. Within this, we complete athletic testing and movement screening to highlight strengths and weaknesses to enable us to suitably prescribe programmes to aid in each individual's sporting development.
Guest Lectures & Sports Mentoring
Throughout the course of the academic year, guest speakers including leading sports scientists and current/former professionals from the world of sport share their insights and knowledge. In addition to this, each successful candidate has access to a sports mentor who will support them throughout the year and help guide the athlete through topics such as managing life as a student-athlete and goal setting. Our goal is to ensure long-term sporting involvement but also expose athletes to factors which contribute to being a high performer.
Who can apply for to join the programme?
Anyone in the current year groups 9 & 10 (Years 10/11 as of September 2021) from local schools with sporting aspirations!
What types of candidates are you looking for?
We are looking for candidates who have a deep routed desire to perform in the highest level of sport with a dedicated work ethic.
What is the closing date?
The closing date for application is July 2nd 2021
Dedicated Athlete Programme Application Form