Sport Taekwondo High Performance Programme
High Performance Programme Mission
Scotland’s high performance programme (HPP) is available to all Scottish Taekwondo (TKD) players with a valid taekwondo licence and its mission is to:
Support Scottish players with focused coaching and enhanced training/competition opportunities to aid their development
so that they can achieve their best athletic performance standards.
The aim is to create a development opportunity which gives a clear pathway for players who may one day wish to join the UK high performance programme, or the UK National team for major events such as the World Championships and the Olympic Games.
In order to achieve the above, several layers of development are in place to ensure two crucial objectives are met:
1) Help aspiring young players to improve the level of their competition skills in a supportive, positive, and inspiring environment, and;
2) Build a strong pool of competitive TKD players capable of performing successfully both at national and international A class competitions.
In total, there are five performance levels within the HPP (Club, Foundation, Development, Elite, National Team).
This coherent structure provides a comprehensive development ladder from which successful Scottish players can find their way to joining the UK National team or the Scottish National team.
In line with our equal opportunities policy any TKD player in Scotland with a valid TKD licence is able to journey to the top of the HPP ladder without any prejudice providing they fulfil the following set of fundamental performance-focused qualities:
- They have developed good enough skills to be considered as having high performance potential based on their training age.
- They have ambitions and aspire to become a high performing TKD player.
- They are hard working and disciplined with professional approach to all performance development needs.
- They have anthropometric characteristics that allow them to be competitive within their division (e.g. appropriate height and physique).
- They enjoy competing.