About the STS Performance PRogramme
In May 2018 the performance programme for shooting began transferring to STS after having been managed by sportscotland's Institute of Sport.
The Performance Programme within STS is to funded by sportscotland to support athletes in progressing in ISSF disciplines. STS has broken the programme down into 2 tiers of performance athletes - Tier 1 and Tier 2 - and places on the programme are reviewed on an annual basis.
The support available is still subject to change depending on sportscotland investment in the programme but Tier 1 athletes are supported on an individual basis, with personalised programmes for coaching, institute support and competition entry both in the UK and abroad. Tier 1 athletes are those at the top of their sport in Scotland, competing for places on UK Sports Academy and World Class programmes and for medals at the Commonwealth Games.
Tier 2 athletes are supported as a squad with coaching and opportunities to learn more about strength and conditioning, nutrition, lifestyle advice etc. Tier 2 athletes are characteristically younger athletes showing potential for the future or athletes transitioning to a different discipline, with a proven record of success previously but given time and support to transfer this winning mentality to a new discipline.
With the programme only beginning the transition to STS in the second half of 2018 details are still being developed but the focus of the programme is on supporting Scottish athletes to access the UK Sport World Class programmes and to compete for Commonwealth Games medals, Athletes able to gain selection on to the World Class programmes can unlock higher levels of funding and support to help them in challenging for medals at the World Cups, World Championships and Olympics.
Scottish Target Shooting would like to congratulate all athletes selected for both tiers of the Performance Programme for the performance year - selection alone is an impressive achievement.
We have asked our athletes a few questions about who they are and how they got into shooting so you can get to know them a little better. Select an athlete below to find out a little more about them.
Inspired by our members on the Performance Programme? If so and you want to know more about how you might be able to put yourself forward for selection, visit the 'Getting Selected' page below to find out more....