The growth of performance science support over the last 25 years has put great pressure on the return on investment from the performance support team. Team, sporting directors, coaches and athletes alike are becoming more expecting of the highest applied skills. As a result performance staff have been required to evolve rapidly prior to appointment, within role and across a changing and dynamic landscape. Vocational skill development within teams varies greatly, often left to individual practitioner reflection, self-sourced learning, networking and innate ability. The skill set of the graduate pool shows little response in keeping pace, with widespread feedback from industry that a skills gap exists.
In this workshop Dr Steve Ingham will share the evolution of performance support skills, what industry requires, the main gaps that need work and the future trends that show the areas most likely needed for development in the coming years.