ADP Athlete Education & Resources

On this page:

  • Athlete Profiles/IADPs (templates & samples)
  • Individual Athlete Development Plan
  • Additional Performance and Improvement Templates
  • Guides to completing an Individual Athlete Development Plan
  • Fight Analysis
  • Return to Training Protocols
  • Further Information
    • GBR Weapon Strategy
    • GBR Performance Matrix
    • The GB Style

Athlete Profiles/IADPs (templates & samples)

The following documents are provided to help you build on your existing training and challenge you to achieve your best.

It is expected that athletes wishing to represent GBR at Junior and Cadet level an have an active Individual Athlete Development Plan (IADP).

Recommended reading: IADP Summary (What is it, why do you need one)

As an athlete joins the pathway, as a  minimum it is expected that the athletes:

  • Set goals in the short term
  • Create a plan for the season based on the short term goals
  • Based on Pathway Stage complete the Current Assessment Form/Athlete Assessment  to assess strengths and areas to develop
  • Based on these elements with their personal coach, complete the improvement plan, these areas of development that will accelerate the athletes development and hence performance.

Information in these profiles will be used in consideration of discretionary cases and also to support the selection of athletes being put forward for any external grant/funding.

Below are the various templates included in an Individual Athlete Development Plan (IADP)/Performance Plan:

(Before looking at these forms athletes and coaches may want to remind themselves of the BF Pathway Model, and to identify which stage you might wish to assess yourself against.

Guides to Completing an Individual Athlete Development Plan

IADP – Goal Setting Guide

IADP – Competition Planning Guide

IADP – Self Assessment Guide


Individual Athlete Development Plans Templates

T2 – Emerging and Verification – Verified through a period of observation across environments, holistic athlete profiling supported by club performance plans and benchmarking.

T3 – Developing/Practising and Achieving –Commitment as a pre-elite athlete and refinement of holistic skills through effective deliberate programming.

T4 – Podium Potential/Breakthrough – Breakthrough and preparation for transition through elite individual programme plans, competition preparation and exposure.

Additional Performance and Improvement Templates 

Fight Analysis

The Fight Analysis document below is a simple spreadsheet allowing the fencer to capture their results after a competition. It should be used by fencers to review their competitions, recognise what has gone well and to identify where improvement can be made in their future performances. It also provides a guide in when to select more challenging competitions:
Personal Fight Analysis


Return to Training Protocols

These return to training protocols were developed during COVID, to support athletes returning to fencing after illness or a long break.  The purpose of the return to training protocol below is to assess the fencer’s athletic readiness to return to fencing-specific training, and if required, to help S&C experts and trained professionals design a progressive training programme on their return to training.
Return to Training Protocols 

If you are returning to fencing after an illness or injury we recommend you consult sports science and medical experts to support your return to fencing.

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