How does the programme work?

Sweetwater Coaching applies a fair selection process, carding athletes across three different categories (Elite, Performance, Development). Each category has its own specific conditions, including eligibility and application requirements. 

ASP ATHLETE CARDING

As a guide, once an athlete is carded s/he will be placed within these different levels of carding and resourced to varying degrees through ASP services. These services are determined from each athlete’s unique goals, training and performance plan.

Elite (Level 1)

Entry:

Athletes who have met or exceeded a performance standard within the “Top 10 Positions” of National/International Competitions and those tracking “UP” may be evaluated for carding.

Retention:

  • Athletes will be expected yearly to show that they are tracking “UP” and/or maintaining their performance within their competitive discipline(s).
  • Athletes will be expected to qualify and show peak performance at targeted championship events (based on place and/or % of seasons best compared to their competition results).

Performance (Level 2)

Entry:

Multiple performances over the Level 3 standard and performances that track within the transition or Top 20 Positions of National/International Competitions will enhance the “Athlete Profile” for carding.

Retention:

  • Athletes will be expected to improve/maintain their performance yearly within the two year period of carding at or above the Level 2 Standard.
  • After two years if and when the above criteria are met, the athlete will be given a further period of not more than two years to again improve/maintain their performance.

Development (Level 3)

Entry:

Multiple performances that track within the Top 30 Positions of National/International Competitions will enhance the “Athlete Profile” for carding.

Retention:

  • Athletes will be expected to improve their performance within the one year period of carding at or above the Level 3 Standard.
  • After one year if and when the above criteria are met, the athlete will be given a further period of not more than one year to again improve/maintain their performance.