2-day clinic at Balmoral Equestrian Centre
This program provides the opportunity for people with a physical disability to participate in a range of eq....
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has developed the Foundations, Talent, Elite and Mastery framework (FTEME framework) to capture these different pathways.
FTEM provides a practical tool to assist sporting stakeholders and their personnel, coaches, teachers, parents, etc. in reviewing planning and supporting athlete pathways. The framework consists of four macro phases of athlete development (Foundation, Talent, Elite and Mastery), which are further differentiated into 10 micro phases.
|NON-ELITE / FOUNDATION ATHLETE|
|F1||Learning and acquisition of basic movement skills||
Learning or re-learning a wide range of fundamental skills and participating in a Learn to Ride program.
Skill, age and confidence appropriate tests e.g. RDA.
|F2||Extension and refinement of movement||
Participating in organised and recreational riding activities through local groups and clubs to develop foundational riding skills and confidence.
Classification at National Level
Participation tests at RDA and EPA closed events.
|F3||Commitment to sport and/or active lifestyle||
Competing at local club or riding school events and attending regular coaching sessions.
Competing in EA tests at RDA and EPA closed competitions.
RDA/EPA Training Squads.
|PRE-ELITE / TALENT ATHLETE|
|T1||Demonstration of potential||
Demonstrating future potential by meeting state organisation selection criteria and national pre-elite benchmark criteria cognisant of maturational status of the athlete.
Competing in EA tests at club level.
EA State Squads.
Confirmed as having talent following participation in an observational trial period (e.g. Talent Identification camps).
Classification at FEI level.
Competing in EA tests at State level.
National B Squad.
|T3||Practicing and achieving||
Committed to weekly training and competition within a recognised pre-elite program.
Competing in FEI tests at local and State competitions.
National A Squad.
|T4||Breakthrough and reward||
Regular success at local and state level competitions and progress to international classes.
Competing in FEI tests at State and National Championships.
National Next Squad.
Active mentoring role to Foundation level participants.
|ELITE / HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETE|
|E1||Senior Elite representation||
Selected to national senior team for a major benchmark event.
Selection onto team for CPEDI and Nationals.
National Green Squad.
|E2||Senior Elite success||
Medal winner at the Paralympics or World Championships.
Selection onto Australian team for Paralympics or WEG.
National Gold Squad.
|E3||Sustained Elite success||
A Paralympic or World Championship medallist over consecutive or multiple high performance cycles.
Multiple Team selection.
National Gold Squad.