Athlete Development Programme (ADP)
The RGS’ Athlete Development Programme (ADP) is an established programme for identifying and nurturing sporting potential. Our carefully structured programme offers a wide range of additional services to achieve peak performance for each and every athlete.
Within the ADP we have adopted a two-tiered approach to support our athletes in the form of an ‘Aspire’ and an ‘Elite’ programme.
Aspire athletes are identified as gifted and talented sportsmen/women amongst their peers, who strongly uphold the RGS Charter for Sport (Resolute, Gracious, Selfless, Willing). ‘Elite’ athletes are generally representing at Regional level or above in their chosen sport(s) and are key players within their peer group.
All athletes will receive strength and conditioning support, as well as input on nutrition, psychology, time management, game analysis and leadership qualities. They will benefit from the wisdom of a variety of guest speakers throughout the year and will have the opportunity to attend master classes in their chosen sport.
In addition to this, the ‘Elite’ athletes will receive an individual mentor, with whom they will meet fortnightly to discuss all the above areas, as well as a more bespoke programme dovetailed to their needs. The all-in-one digital coaching platform, CoachNow, assists in managing, motivating and training our athletes and there are also opportunities for external visits to elite sports performance centres, aimed at opening the pupils’ eyes to the potential of being a full-time/funded athlete.
In conjunction with the ADP Programme, RGS offers both ‘Major Sport’ and ‘Niche Sport’ Scholarships. We recognise that some athletes will have sporting expertise outside our major sports and the ADP fully supports their involvement and works with each athlete to provide a balance for both their sporting endeavours and academic work.