The Weapons Framework

The Weapons Framework is a body of research, frameworks and tools designed to inform the expected progression of athletes through the pathway stages. It includes Fencer Athlete Competitor Profiles (FAC Profiles), the Athlete Behaviour Framework, the Biopsychosocial Framework, the GB Style and Leadership & Relationship models.

This knowledge and research informs the design and content of each of the Pathway Stage Components at each Pathway Stage.

The Weapons Framework is therefore also designed to inform the individual athlete profile work and help athletes and their support teams in creating and managing their performance (training and competition) plans.

Every athlete on the ADP is expected to create and manage their own individualised performance plans which will be reviewed on a regular basis in light of the Pathway Stage and appropriate Weapon Framework content.

FENCER - ATHLETE - COMPETITOR PROFILES
  • Age and ability determined profiles
  • Supporting athletes to navigate their journeys through (up, down and within) the Pathway Stages
  • Informing development priorities.
ATHLETE BEHAVIOUR FRAMEWORK
  • A guide to inform and support athletes in making positive choices
  • Supporting development as a performance athlete.
BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FRAMEWORK
  • The interconnection between sociological, biological and psychological elements in human development
  • Impact on athletes moving up and down the performance pathway.
THE GB STYLE
  • A technical and tactical framework
  • Designed for coaches to support their athletes
  • Building fencing specific skills through the pathway stages.
LEADERSHIP & RELATIONSHIP MODELS
  • Informing the behavioural elements of the Pathway Stages
  • Self management and leadership
  • Sustaining long term performance careers in fencing
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