The Athlete Development Pathway Model

Underpinning the Athlete Development Programme is an Athlete Development Pathway Model. The Pathway Model is based on the FTEM Framework and is represented by a series of Pathway Stages. Each Pathway Stage is made up of a number of Pathway Stage Components. The content of each component is based on the Weapons Framework which contains the detailed specific research, models and content to support the pathway.  Click on the boxes below for more information.

THE PATHWAY CONTEXT
  • Alignment with Sport England and UK Sport athlete development pathway models.
  • Mapping to GBR activities
THE FTEM FRAMEWORK
  • FTEM framework and principles
  • Rationale
THE PATHWAY STAGES
  • Definition of the Fencer Pathway Stages
  • High level expectations of an athlete in each stage
THE PATHWAY STAGE COMPONENTS
  • Detailed Component descriptions
  • Minimum expectations on any athlete from T1 (Pre-Elite)
  • Aspirational expectations (T4+)
THE WEAPONS FRAMEWORK
  • Research, Frameworks & Tools
  • How these inform the expected progression of athletes through the Pathway Stages.
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