Oaklands Wolves

“SUPPORTING EXCELLENCE IN A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FROM YOUTH TO JUNIOR TALENT”

As an Oaklands Wolf you will be given expert coaching and support services which are specific to your stage of development and ability. Athletes can study any of the courses available at the college (there maybe some clashes with some selected courses and training). Athletes are given the option of becoming a “Fully Supported Scholarship athlete” or a “Supported athlete”.

Fully Supported Scholarship Athletes receive £5000 of services whilst at the college in forms of coaching and sports science support Supported athletes remain with their previous coaches who we will work closely with to ensure continuity and in addition have access to £2000 of services in the form of sports science support.

We operate a very unique three tier system allow athletes to get the best out of every session in a competitive environment. To make it easy for you we have the following entry standards as starting point to give you an idea of the performance standards you will be working with. Our system categorises athletes into the follow working groups

PODIUM

Athletes placed in our Podium team will generally have achieved a top 15 Power Of 10 ranking, competed at English Schools or achieved the times outlined in the Athlete Selection Criteria below.

All rankings and times are based on the season of the year of enrolment Podium athletes are offered placing on the British Athletics AASE apprenticeship scheme which offers is a sports performance programme that provides a structured training and development route across a number of sports for talented young athletes (aged 16-19), who have a real chance of excelling in their sport; either by competing on the world stage or securing a professional contract.

The programme length varies depending on the sport but can be from six months to 24 months.

Selection for this programme is based on National ranking.

Athletes will receive access to:

  • Sports Osteopathy
  • Sports Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Lifestyle analysis
  • Nutritionist
  • Boimechanical Analysis
  • Event Coaching

Athletes who have been through this level on our structure have achieved International Representation and World Medals.

PERFORMANCE

Athletes placed in our Performance team will have generally achieved a top 50 Power Of 10 ranking, competed at English Schools or achieved the times outlined in the Athlete Selection Criteria below.

All rankings and times are based on the season of the year of enrolment.

Athletes will receive access to:

  • Sports Osteopathy
  • Sports Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Event Coaching

Athletes who have been started and progressed through this level on our structure have developed and progressed to achieved International Representation.

POTENTIAL

Athletes placed in our Potential team will have generally had some experience of athletics and a competed before how ever new comers are welcomed.

Athletes will receive access to:

  • Sports Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Event Coaching

 Advancements in ability are continually assessed allowing for progression as required.

To view the selection criteria click here