What is the Target Talent Program?
Athletics Tasmania delivers the national program, including education sessions for athletes, parents and coaches, to assist athletes along the pathway to senior representation.  The focus is on athletes between the age groups of U14 and U20 who have achieved Top 6 results at the National All Schools, with discretionary selection for athletes nominated for Nationals.

Purpose of the program
The key purpose is to identify and assist in developing talented, emerging athletes aged 13-19, with the potential and motivation to attain National representative standards.
AT and the TIS are committed to support these athletes and their coaches along a pathway that provides appropriate development to a career in Track and Field.
It is envisaged that this group will be the major focus of Track and Field development in Tasmania. 
Athletics Tasmania is committed to the provision of every opportunity for athletes to progress along the pathway to succeed in Track and Field.

Benefits for athletes and their coaches in the squad:

  • Increased access to specialist support services including TTP Coaches, visiting specialist Coaches, expert presenters, and sport science.
  • Athletics Australia National Curriculum which ensures consistent and valued content to all TTP athletes across all states.
  • Recognition
  • Assistance with program planning


Topic Webinar Date Presentation Presenter Register
Nutrition June 14, 2023 How to Stay Healthy Bryce Anderson (Click Here)
Sport Psychology July 12, 2023  Defining and Refining Consistent, Repeatable Psychological Processes  Jacqui Sandland (Click Here)
Injury Risk Reduction August 16, 2023 Loads and Monitoring Rob Mullard (Click Here)
Physiology   September 13, 2023      Training Intensity Distribution and Periodisation Bryce Anderson (Click Here)
   Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement       October 11, 2023 Values, Purpose and Strengths Belinda Creer (Click Here)
Biomechanics November 8, 2023 Skill Acquisition and Learning   Tarryn Elvish & Kirstie Turner   (Click Here)
Performance Planning December 6, 2023 Performance Execution Adam Didyk (Click Here)