TA is a 360-degree youth development program mainly divided in three sections. The key elements are setting up study support, mentoring program, and a track program. The vision of TA is providing inspiration, role model and a structured pathway for the youngsters to gain qualifications and achieve realistic goals.
TA recognises that all young people need to be educated to the highest possible level, regardless of their home situation or education and income level of the parents. By offering Maths and English tuition on Saturday morning in a supplementary school before training, student-athletes who need study support can receive the right support. Additionally, the academy provides monthly educational workshop to broaden student-athletes’ horizons and boost their self-esteem, by giving them experiences in, around and outside of sport with motivational speakers, employability workshop, college and university visits and works experience opportunities. Alumni and Student-athletes have the chance to take on youth leadership roles and peer role models roles by speaking to the next generation about their experiences and career paths. The 16+ student athletes have the chance to take on leadership roles within the Academy by assisting coaching, engaging with your people at open days and helping out with running the training sessions and registration desk before training.
TA offers athletes one-to-one weekly mentoring sessions to create a support system adapt to individual needs. Group mentoring sessions include informal dinners and activities with professionals and inspirational athletes allowing student athletes more methods or support. E.g. TA holds employability workshops for senior student athletes with interview techniques, CV writing, career talks and goal setting activities.
Finally, the track program delivers quality and affordable training session to the student athletes. The student athletes train with (ex)-elite international athletes and Olympic coaches as role models who keep in close contact and maintaining a close relationship with the student-athletes to inspire them and motivate them to train.