Under 19 Talent Squad:
The Athletics Australia Under 19 Talent Squad was introduced in 2007. Athletes selected into this program are recognised as having the potential to progress through the NASS pathway.
Athletes and their personal coaches are invited to attend two camps annually, working closely with the National Junior Coach across a range of event specific practical and education topics.
Aims of the program include:
– To set up a network of support around talented athletes to assist the transitional period from junior to senior athletics e.g. Mentors, NJC, AA staff, sport science and other squad members
– To further educate, inspire and develop athletes with a view to senior international representation
– To build athletes understanding of the behaviours and commitment required to be an elite athlete