Athlete Education Programme

The Athlete Education Programme is at the heart of the 2018 School Games, providing a unique learning experience that prepares the athletes competing for future sporting success.

Through understanding and exploring the wider experience, distractions and challenges that come along with competing at the highest level within a multi-sport environment, the athlete education programme provides young athletes with the knowledge and tools to make the best decisions for them.

Through the Athlete Education Programme athletes can expect to:

  • Meet and hear about the journeys of elite athlete mentors in their sport;
  • Get an insight into what makes a Performance Athlete;
  • Explore in more detail, real-time distractions of a multi-sport environment;
  • Make the right decisions when it comes to nutrition, sleep, and your performance lifestyle;
  • Understand the values and benefits of clean sport;
  • Understand the impact of social media and digital technology on your performance and career;
  • Understand the importance of career opportunities alongside and after sport;
  • Understand the importance of athlete welfare and the team you have around you.

By understanding the distractions that come with large multi-sport events, and getting an insight into an elite training system, athletes will be supported to make and reflect on their own performance choices and most of all, understand the reasoning and rationale behind them.