Pathway to Podium (P2P) targets athletes and their coaches who are 8 to 10 years from a podium performance at the highest level in their sport. Each autumn, targeted NSOs select emerging athletes and coaches to join the programme. They are given support in areas such as performance planning, training regimes, mental skills, strength and conditioning, and nutrition.
Yachting New Zealand and HPSNZ are able to offer up to eight additional athlete spots for the HPSNZ Pathway to Podium (P2P) programme in 2019 / 20.
A selection panel of YNZ and HPSNZ representatives will be formed to select these athletes. We are looking for people who are committed to their sailing with the aim of:
- Performing on the youth world stage in 2019 and 2020 (Open or Youth Worlds)
- Planning to move in to an Olympic class within the next two years
- Committed to improving their physical preparation.
- Becoming a HPSNZ carded athlete within three years. This generally means making one of Yachting New Zealand’s Olympic squads – Fast Track, Olympic Development, NZL Sailing Team.
The selection panel will meet in late May with recipients notified asap following this. The programme will run through to March 2020.
If you would like to be considered for one of these spots, please fill out your details in the application form below.