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Excellence in School Sport Programme
The vision for the Excellence in School Sport Programme (ESSP) is to provide a co-ordinated and planned approach to high quality sports coaching for talented student athletes during curricular and extra curricular school, as part of a balanced curriculum.
The programme aims to help our most talented sporting pupils to achieve their full potential by assessing opportunity for high quality training within West Lothian, whilst obtaining academic qualifications. We also hope that our talented sports pupils can help inspire other pupils and help create a strong and vibrant sporting ethos within secondary schools.
The programme has close links with the Sportscotland Institute in Sport Network who help in an advisor capacity to help us ensure that the support we are giving our athletes are in line with the national practices, therefore ensuring our programme best supports our local talent.
The Excellence in School Sport programme takes place at a number of different schools, venues and facilities and includes the following core sports:
. Girl's Football
High quality specialist coaches will support the athletes to improve their individual skills within their chosen sport. As well as this each athlete will receive a tailored support programme that will include strength and conditioning, physio support, injury prevention workshops, nutrition workshops and psychology support.
Support is also offered to student athletes in other sports currently not in the ESSP core sports. Athletes in these sports can access the support services the programme has to offer.
The programme is aimed at pupils currently competing at national/British standard in their sport. We receive applications throughout the year, you can download an application form at the bottom of the page.
For Further Information contact:
Sport and Outdoor Education
19/21 North Bridge Street
Last Updated: 14/02/2013