ADP Athlete Education & Resources


Individual Athlete Development Plan (IADP) Templates

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.

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.

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

Guides to Completing an Individual Athlete Development Plan

Fight Analysis Tool

The Fight Analysis Tool 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


Supplementary Performance and Improvement Templates 

Return to Training Protocols (Returning to training after a break)

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.


Additional Athlete Education Resources

Available to GBR Pathway Fencers upon request to GBR Support

  • Sports Nutrition: Fundamentals to Improve Performance
  • An Athlete’s Guide to Basic Food Prep and Cooking
  • Introduction to the RAMP Warm-Up
  • Physical Development Toolkit
  • Values, Beliefs, Attitudes and Behaviours
  • Epee Refereeing – Crossing
  • Epee Refereeing – Boundaries
  • Epee Refereeing Corps a Corps

GBR Resources - GBR Weapon Strategy, GBR Style, Performance Matrix


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