Pathway Programmes Explained

The deadline for applying to our pathway programmes is fast approaching. If you are interested in applying for Pathway Squad or our Pathway Development Programme you have until the 27th September to do so.


If you are unsure about the process or what we are looking for, this short video will provide some further information - Pathway Programmes Explained


Both of these programmes sit within the GB strand of our performance model and they are designed to provide athletes that have the desire and commitment to progress to GB teams with an opportunity to further develop themselves.


To be on the GB strand, athletes are expected to already be showing performance behaviours in line with our athlete and coach expectations and our What It Takes To Win model. This includes athletes taking ownership for their journey within the sport and having clear articulated goals along with a training plan and training diary to help them achieve them.


For athletes that do want to progress on the GB strand but are just at the start of that journey then we have a new programme in place for this year called the Pathway Development Programme. This is specifically suited to those in the Cub or Cadet age groups as well as those that are either new to performance sport or want to become more performance focused.


If this isn’t your focus or it isn’t where you want to be, then that is ok. We have the representative strand that still allows you to represent Scotland at Home Nation and Euro Nations type events.



Pathway Squad sits as part of our GB strand on the performance model. The aim of Pathway Squad is to prepare and assist athletes with progressing to GB squads and teams. 


The Pathway Squad criteria is now available for athletes to view and work towards, the closing date for submissions is 27th September so there is still time to work towards the criteria.



The Pathway Development Programme sits as a starting point on the GB strand to help prepare archers for progressing on the GB strand.

The Pathway Development Programme criteria is now available with a closing date of 27th September.


If you have any questions please contact:


Alan Martin (Pathways Manager) - alan.martin@scottisharchery.org.uk

Pip Tucknott (Director of Athlete Progression) - performance@scottisharchery.org.uk




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