Target Talent Program

2022 OXYGN8 Target Talent Program Information Page

The Athletics Victoria Target Talent Program (AVTTP) is Athletics Australia’s initial Talent Development strand of their High-Performance Strategy and is delivered in partnership with Athletics Victoria (AV), Athletics Australia (AA) and the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS). The TTP has been established to:

Act as the early talent identification component of Athletics Australia’s High-Performance Pathway; 

  • Inspire the best young athletes in the State by inviting them to be part of a State squad and participate in enhanced development opportunities;
  • Encourage, continually challenge and develop the best local coaches through recognition and performance-based coaching workshops;  
  • To create meaningful contacts in the off-season between athletes, personal coaches and the AVTTP State coaching Team;
  • Create a National pool of identified coaches in each event group (i.e. State Coaches who model best practice and who are supported by the AA National Coaching Pathway;
  • By identifying and engaging Victoria’s best junior athletes and coaches through development education opportunities. The AVTTP aims to encourage both athletes and coaches to achieve their potential and to progress through the AA High Performance Pathway, in a fun, encouraging and engaging environment

The 2022 AVTTP is open to athletes born between 2003 and 2007. (Athletes who fall outside of this date range may be considered via discretionary selection).

Athletics Victoria, in collaboration with Athletics Australia, will appoint a Team of AVTTP State event group Coaches, who along with hosting training and education sessions, will act as points of contact for AVTTP squad athletes and their personal coaches.

AVTTP Squad weekends will incorporate a combination of event-specific testing, review and planning sessions, training clinics and both general and event-specific education workshops. In addition, targeted education workshops will be provided for personal coaches and an athlete’s support network (ie. parents, guardians). 
Australia’s elite athlete’s past and present will also be engaged for training, education, and Q&A sessions wherever possible.