Launched in 2011 the Target Talent Program (TTP) is one part of the National High Performance Pathway and is closely linked with senior High Performance and the junior High Performance Programs.
The TTP aims to support Australian athletes achieving world-class performances at a young age and those identified as possessing world-class potential. The program assesses and supports the individual needs of the athletes to develop Australia’s junior talent pool into international athletes in the senior ranks.
Athletes are either supported in the TTP through their individual performances or through the Target Event development area and are selected into the program based on a combination of performance and performance potential.
Individual Athlete Support
Tiered structure of support for individual athletes and their coaches with selection based on a combination of performance at international championships, world ranking and a comparison with previous Australian bests.
Elite/ Sub Elite Support
Support provided to athletes aged 20 - 23 who are continuing to track on the High Performance Matrix and are not supported by their local Institute of Sport.
Elite Indigenous Support
Support provided for Elite Indigenous athletes identified as having potential to achieve international representation at both a senior and junior level.
Athletes With a Disability Support
Support provided for Elite Athletes With a Disability identified as having potential to achieve International representation at both a junior and sub-elite level.
Target Event Development
Camp based programs underpinning the High Performance Target Event Areas of horizontal jumps, pole vault, 400m hurdles, walks and relays.
Employment of system coaches to assist in local event development, and coaching support provided to TTP athlete’s personal coaches to assist in professional development.