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 opportunities for expert football coaching and clinics with coaches from local professional club Crawley Town FC. There is a fruitful partnership with top-flight East Grinstead Hockey Club, whose men’s and women’s teams compete at the highest level domestically and in Europe. In recent years the men’s first team, captained by Worth Head of Hockey Mr Simon Faulkner, have won a record number of successive national indoor titles.

Worth's hockey players have been going from strength to strength. Lots of Worth pupils will play in both the junior and senior sides at East Grinstead Hockey Club, helping to progress their development and complement the coaching they receive at the School.

There are pupils participating in sport at county or national level in cricket, rugby, hockey, football, cycling, tennis, showjumping, fencing, netball and climbing.

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 and Great Britain Rugby 7s team.

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