Emerging Athlete Programme

Developing top athletes

The Emerging Athlete Programme at King Edward's Witley has been created for pupils who currently compete, or possess the potential to compete, at elite level in their chosen field.

A leading independent school, King Edward's Witley is sited in a magnificent 100-acre site with outstanding sportsa and fitness facilities. These include an astro turf pitch, four badminton courts, two cricket nets, indoor netball, tennis, hockey and a basketball court, a fully fitted cardiovascular suite and weights room, swimming pool, three squash courts, five netball courts and a modern dance studio.

This programme identifies talented athletes and supports and nurtures their performance through a tailored training and development process, working in conjunction with external bodies to facilitate the achievement of excellence in their chosen sport. Athletes are exposed to a variety of physiological and psychological training methods and tests so performance can be monitored and assessed over time to track progression.

King Edward's Witley works in association with Surrey Human Performance Institute (SHPI) at the University of Surrey to deliver this programme. This enables participating pupils to additionally benefit from the excellent sporting facilities at the campus.

Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey

What does the programme include?

Expert sport scientists, coaches, trainers and lecturers provide testing on a variety of areas covering physilogy, nurtition and sports psychology.

Emerging athletes on the programme have access to the following sport-specific workshops:

  • VO2MAX testing
  • Training zone prescription
  • Field testing
  • Body composition
  • Sport Science talks and demonstrations
  • Sport psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Strenght and conditioning
Bespoke training

Atheletes on the programme will also benefit from gym inductions, exercice programmes and videos, regular personalised training and testing, and can attend a number of workshops and lectures such as:

  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Seminars let by external speakers from sports-related desciplines
  • Regular review appraisals of current, short and long-term goals

For more information on our Emerging Athlete Programme, email Mr Phil Miller at MillerP@kesw.org
Click on the gold link to download a PDF version of the Emerging Athlete Programme leaflet.