Maximising the development of the Scotland players of the future is crucial if we are to deliver successful Scotland teams and podium athletes. Our aim is to produce increasing numbers of high performing athletes, who display the brave characteristics and a combination of the technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills required to be successful at the highest international level.

In order to achieve this we will take an integrated, holistic and systematic approach to delivering the best possible talent development environment at each stage of the performance pathway. Download the Brave Performance Blueprint

The key features and requirements are as follows:

A clear long-term vision – a purpose, identity and methodology systematically planned, implemented and reinforced at all levels.

Coherent messages and support networks – established at all levels, utilising all resources to align and maximise the development process.

Emphasise appropriate development at each stage – providing clear expectations, defining success and encouraging commitment, responsibility and autonomy throughout the player development journey.

Individualised approach and ongoing development – providing opportunities for as many players as possible, with flexible pathways to accommodate physical development variation and clear goal setting and review process