Team Orange Performance Programme
All girls joining St Swithun’s in the senior school are enrolled into the Team Orange Performance Programme which provides an individually tailored pathway for each girl to achieve her full potential at whatever level that might be: from being motivated to live a healthy and active life to achieving elite athletic performance and everything in between.
All pupils undergo athletic profiling and develop SMART targets in consultation with teachers and coaches. Alongside advice and support to achieve these targets, girls in years 7 and 8 receive education in the fundamentals of the physiological aspects of sport and physical activity, psychology and technical skills:
- Baseline and on-going testing
- Strength and conditioning
- Nutrition planning
- Speed, agility and acceleration
- Rehabilitation and injury prevention
- Holiday fitness
- Body systems
- Components of fitness
- Mental well-being
- Sports psychology
- Leadership training
- Tactical planning
- Peer buddying
- Skills training
- Skills testing
- Video analysis
- Sports-specific expert coaching
- Statistical analysis
From year 9 onwards, girls will choose to follow one or more of the programme pathways.
- Sports scholarship
- Creative arts
The Team Orange Performance Programme is designed to promote well-being, participation and enjoyment for all pupils, as well as providing access to expert coaching, mentoring and guidance to enable girls to reach their full potential as athletes. It includes access to visiting trainers and speakers.
With the Team Orange Performance Programme our vision is to achieve wellbeing, progress, participation, enjoyment, excellence, competition and character.