The ELSTP seeks to radically diversify the regional and national talent pool by introducing an inclusive, holistic and unique talent framework for East London, supporting local athletes to achieve sporting excellence alongside whole-person development.
The aims of the ELSTP
The aims of the ELSTP are to:
- Identify and develop potential elite sporting talent
- Facilitate athlete progression and/or performance success
- Provide potential elite athletes with access to alternative sports, including non-conventional sports
- Diversifying the regional and national sporting talent pool
- Implement a whole-person approach to developing talent in East London
- Support local coaches with talent development, progression to Elite Talent Pathways, Continued Professional Development and education
The ELSTP seeks to support athletes between the ages of 11 - 24 and progress them through a tier-system. Dependant on the tier, the ELSTP will provide enrolled athletes with various levels of support to help them develop.
Suitable for talented/engaged individuals showing a passion for sport, early signs of skill development and aspirations for sporting excellence.
Strength & conditioning support and gym access;
'Experience days' to expose athletes to alternative sports;
Workshops to assist with aspects such as nutrition, lifestyle and time management;
Regular performance and capability testing;
ELSTP training kit;
1:1 bookable consultations with East London Sport support team.
Suitable for athletes competing in sport at county/regional level.
Everything in Tier 1 plus
Personalised, sport specific strength & conditioning consultations and plan
'Experience days' specifically focussed on 'life as an elite athlete' including things such as cryotherapy, media training
Additional support in the form of sports therapy, athlete role model talks, access to resources, employability advice and preparation
Additional workshop sessions on anti-doping, performance nutrition, sport psychology, personal branding
Compulsory athletic testing every 6 weeks
Suitable for athletes competing at national/international level
Everything in Tier 1 and 2 plus
Potential competition travel support package
SportsDock arena booking
Opportunities to mentor Tier 1 athletes
The enrolment process
Attendance at athlete taster day
Registration on Talent Pathway
Allocation to appropriate Tier
Pre-enrolment in-person induction
Enrolment onto Talent Pathway (intakes in April / September)
6 monthly review and assessment with Tier reallocation based on performance
Register your interest
We are currently recruiting athletes to become a part of the ELSTP as well as local coaches and organisation to develop partnerships with in order to support local athletes. If interested select the button that best-describes you below and complete an application form.