Team Bath Futures: Athlete Development

Our next Team Bath Futures taster session is taking place from 4.30-6pm on Thursday 27th June 2024 for children in School Years 7-13. Email futures@bath.ac.uk to sign up or for more information.

Team Bath Futures: Athlete Development is the family of activities and services targeted at youth athlete development. It ranges from research into growth and maturation to the coaching of children within physical activity or sport and the prevention and management of injuries.

The aim is simple: to provide the highest level of care and service for talented athletes from School Years 5-13 in order to encourage development and participation in sporting/physical activity throughout the entirety of life.

We run three Futures programmes tailored to different age groups – Next Gen, Blue and Gold.


Team Bath Futures Next Gen

A new programme for 2023-24 and based around the holistic development of young aspiring athletes, Next Gen sessions are for children in School Years 5, 6 or 7 who are currently playing and training regularly for school or grass roots club.

Athletes will be exposed to a broad range of different physical qualities such as movement, speed and agility, and motor skills such as sprinting, jumping, catching and balance to provide an all-round foundation on which to build sporting potential. Each child will receive a Growth and Maturation report and Next Gen athlete profile each term.

Payments can be made each term or via monthly direct debit.

Sessions take place from 5-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term time. For more information and to apply for the programme please email Futures@bath.ac.uk.


Team Bath Futures Blue Programme

For talented youth athletes in School Years 7-9, the Blue Programme provides an introduction and exposure to strength and conditioning training in the Team Bath High Performance Gym. The focus is on building strong fundamental movement skills and body awareness.

Team Bath Futures Gold Programme

Aimed at developing sports performance for athletes in School Years 10-13, the Gold Programme builds on the skills and movement competencies from the Blue Programme, creating an all-round athletic toolbox with the ultimate aim of preparing athletes for the transition into adult training and competition.

Each Blue and Gold athlete receives:
  • A bespoke gym programme to complete in their designated Futures session;
  • Growth and maturation reports;
  • Niggle Clinic Physiotherapy;
  • Termly athlete profiling reports;
  • Holiday home training programmes.

Gold athletes can also access the TeamBuildr strength and condition app for their sessions.

Blue and Gold timetable and pricing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Blue S&C 1700-1800 Gold S&C 1700-1800 Blue S&C 1700-1800 (girls only) Gold S&C 1700-1800 Speed (indoor athletics track) 1730-1830
Gold S&C 1815-1915 Blue S&C 1815-1915 (boys only) Gold S&C 1815-1915 Blue S&C 1815-1915

Payment is via monthly direct debit and covers one session per week, priced £47.73 per month for Mondays or Fridays and £49.09 per month for Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Additional weekly sessions can be added. Email Futures@bath.ac.uk to apply and for more information.

Please note these are current session prices.


Our philosophy

Athlete development is centred on the enhancement of sound fundamental movement competencies of core patterns and technical skills. Improvement of physical performance is strived for with a long-term athletic development framework in mind.

Our aims

  • Create a full athletic toolbox – improving fundamental and advanced technical skills;
  • Enhance movement capabilities and co-ordination;
  • Improve all physical capabilities of strength, power, speed, agility, balance and flexibility;
  • Reduce risk of injury;
  • Enhance decision-making processes and the ability to adapt to situations;
  • Develop an understanding of elite training and the responsibility that comes with this;
  • Enhance other areas of long-term athletic development: well-being; nutrition; psychology; lifestyle support.

Apply or find out more

Email futures@bath.ac.uk or follow us at Instagram.com/teambath_futures/.

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