Talented Athlete
Support Programme (TASP)

 

TASP is designed to offer the essential support a committed and ambitious sportsperson requires to help them towards achieving their goals in their chosen sport(s) whilst they are at Worth School.  These pupils may be Sports Scholars but the programme is open to all athletes that aspire towards high performance levels.  TASP encompasses all elements of training and performance as well as academic and pastoral support.

Elements of TASP include:

  • 1-1/small group coaching with top coaches
  • Access to video analysis and performance monitoring
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Nutritional advice and performance monitoring
  • Access to top quality competition through school fixtures, pathway programmes and club links.
  • Co-ordinated development with National Governing Bodies.
  • Time-management and academic support through mentoring.
  • A Performance Diary including:
    • Training programmes and logs.
    • Goal setting/Targets and performance monitoring
    • Nutritional information and advice
    • Player profiling
    •  Access to visiting sports professionals for lectures and coaching clinics.

Our excellent links with local clubs provide further opportunities for pupils to develop outside of school in a structured environment. This includes expert football coaching from the Crawley Town FC coaches and clinics with coaches from Chelsea FC. There is a fruitful partnership with top-flight East Grinstead Hockey Club (EGHC) who are Ladies' U18 and Men's 1st team national indoor champions.

Worth's hockey players have been going from strength to strength. During Summer 2015 the Hockey Academy was launched - a joint venture between EGHC and Worth which offers opportunities for aspiring hockey players to receive coaching from elite players, including current and former internationals. Find out more about booking onto one of these courses here.

There are pupils participating in sport at county or national level in swimming, fencing, polo, netball, cricket, rugby, football, wrestling and skiing.

Worthians who have gone on to participate in sport at the top level include England U20s rugby coach Nick Walshe who was named Performance Development Coach of the Year in December 2013 and Tom Mitchell the current captain of the England Rugby 7s team.

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