England Talent Pathway

England Talent Pathway

The England Talent Pathway for volleyball is to provide opportunities for talent identification, confirmation and development and ultimately success for our England national teams across beach and indoor.  The pathway provides both training and competition (national and international) opportunities in order to develop age group athletes.

Athletes will be invited onto the England Talent Pathway for 12 or 3 months through testing at either open trials, which will be held alongside England Camps, or through Volleyball Futures testing at a club.

England Talent athletes will be expected to train all year around, ideally by attending all England indoor camps and attending at least three national beach competitions through the year.  They will also be expected to be available for selection for international competitions.

Athletes will be tested at four points during the 12-month programme and there will be a formal review at the end of the 12 months to assess their suitability to remain on the pathway.

Volleyball Futures athletes will be invited for a three-month trial with a review at the end in order to assess their suitability to be invited onto the pathway for a 12-month programme.

During this period, we will be looking for athletes to improve and develop both on court and off court, in training and in competition.

ETP Diagram