Pathway To Podium

Background Information

An opportunity has been provided to Otago Academy of Sport (OAS) to lead the National Pathway to Podium initiative in Otago and Central Otago. The Pathway to Podium programme is based on the blueprint of the former OAS talent development programmes in Otago and Southland (Academy Otago and Academy Southland).

The overall objective of the “Pathway to Podium” programme is to establish a partnership between NSOs and Regional Talent Hubs that provides athlete development support to emerging athletes in the pre-High Performance environment. The objective of the Regional Talent Hubs is to assist NSOs with delivery of regionally based generic athlete and coach support.

It is envisaged that athletes will be in engaged in the programme for 2 years, occasionally 3 in extenuating circumstances, for example (long term injury) before hopefully moving through to working with High Performance Sport NZ.

The “Pathway to Podium” programme is designed primarily to provide a regionally based high quality support and education programme for nationally (NSO) identified pre-carded athletes (1-3 year time frame) in the following sports;

• Athletics • Bike • Canoe • Equestrian • Football (Women) • Hockey (Men and Women) • Netball • Paralympics • Rowing • Rugby 7’s (Women) • Snowsports •  Swimming • Triathlon • Yachting

Performance Services and Support

There are two main components to the services and support offered to athletes involved in the Pathway to Podium programme:

  1. Performance related Workshops;
  2. Group and Individual services.

The majority of servicing offered in year one is centred on group services/workshops. These workshops focus on developing the athlete and coaches support service knowledge and increasing their understanding of the key principles of elite training and performance.

Athletes and coaches will have the opportunity to gain greater insight into a wide range of services, ensuring the foundations of an elite performance pathway are in place.

Programme Co-Ordinator

Michael Coutts

michael@oas.org.nz
Phone: 03 479 0640

bradley harris
nicole ruske
Duncan+Campbell

2017 Athletes

Cycling

Mikayla Harvey

Cycling

Hockey

Malachi Buschl

Hockey

Cool Wakushima

Snowboard

anru

Anru Wakushima

Snowboard

Hockey

Kieran O’Connor

Hockey

Freeski

Jasper Bloomfield

Freeski

Phoebe Young

Phoebe Young

Mountain Bike

janus

Janus Staufenberg

Triathlon

Zac Bakie

Zac Bakie

Snowboard

Ben Harrington

Ben Harrington

Freeski

Luca Harrington

Luca Harrington

Freeski

Kate

Kate Heffernan

Netball

Maggie Little

Maggie Little

Freeski

Fraser McClellan

Fraser McClellan

Freeski

sam tate

Sam Tate

Para Alpine

aaron ewen

Aaron Ewen

Para Alpine

Margaux Hackett

Margaux Hackett

Freeski

Ronan Thompson

Ronan Thompson

Snowboard

Jed Ebsworth

Jed Ebsworth

Freeski

ella simanu

Ella Simanu

Rowing

Mitch Davern

Mitchel Davern

Snowboard

Kate Campbell

Rowing

riley bruce

Riley Bruce

Rowing

Caleb Dallow

Rowing

Corey Lewis

Rowing

Grace Shaw

Rowing

tom cummack

Thomas Cummack

Rowing

Zephyr Lovelock

Snowboard

fletcher craig

Fletcher Craig

Snowboard

Lachlan Blackmore

Snowboard