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New athlete development framework launched

The England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme is proud to launch our athlete development framework, our What It Takes To Progress (WITTP) model.

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WITTP is a fundamental part of the England Talent Canoe Sprint Talent Plan and will support the development of a national talent system based more strongly in clubs, underpinning and driving our Athlete, Coach and Club development programmes.

The model outlines the key principles and foundations of Canoe Sprint development including - technical, physical, psychological, behavioural elements and aligns to the athlete development model used within the British Canoeing World Class Programmes.

The WITTP model has been developed in conjunction with a Club Advisory Group to help ensure it is applicable and relevant to clubs, coaches and developing athletes. 

Today sees the launch of the central document and a podcast exploring the development, purpose and intent of the model is available here.  Over the coming months we will be releasing addition e-learning, resource booklets, videos, session templates, benchmarks, testing protocols and coach learning groups in support.

The WITTP model is available via our England Talent Canoe Sprint Programme webpage .