High Performance Program
“To support our Australian athletes to become the world’s best surfers and people.”
….all with character and courage
What does it look like? – Athlete focused, coach led, integrated performance teams
We offer both standard and flexible/tailored delivery options nationally and globally to identified athletes across the pathway.
- World class programs/camps
- Performance support expertise/ solutions
- Facilities + equipment
- Australian Institute of Sport
- High Performance Centre commercial partner
- Surf industry
- State Institutes of Sport/State Academies of Sport
- New South Wales Institute of Sport
- Queensland Academy of Sport
- Victorian Institute of Sport
- Western Australian Institute of Sport
- Other Government agencies
- Australian Olympic Committee
Strengthen High Performance program.
Build depth; coaches, athletes, staff.
- Camps & Competition
- Daily Performance Environment
- Leadership & Culture
- Research & Innovation
Quality people connected to the ocean are our performance advantage. We identify, develop, manage and progress coaches/athletes, staff. Our structure supports our high performance charter.
Roles and Responsibilities
Right people in the right roles at the right time.
Operational plan linked to individual work plans.
High Performance Team
National High Performance Director
Elite Program Manager / Olympic Head Coach
Performance Support Manager
Talent Pathway Coach
High Performance Program Administrator
Dr. Paul McConnell
Chief Medical Officer
Lead Performance Psychologist
Lead Physical Preparation Provider
Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Manager
Dr. Joanna Parsonage
Research & Innovation / Physical Preparation
Dryland / Acrobatics Coach
The Athlete Pathway is a series of events / programs / initiatives / projects / support mechanisms that are offered through State (State Sporting Organisations) and National (Surfing Australia) bodies to identified athletes.
The Surfing Australia National High Performance Program is primarily funded by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
See enclosed Surfing Australia’s Foundations, Talent, Elite and Mastery (FTEM) Framework.
The Surfing Australia National High Performance Program (SA HPP) purpose is to support our Australian athletes to become the world’s best surfers and people.
SA HPP adopts the AIS Athlete Categorisation framework which has been developed to enable support to elite Australian athletes to pursue a commitment to performance, along their pathway to benchmark events.
SA has developed the SA Athlete Categorisation Nomination Selection Criteria. This can be seen on the selection criteria page and is reviewed bi-annually.
SA HPP support services provided to athletes, are allocated and determined by guiding principles, with the focus being on supporting individual campaigns / teams with a performance focused, athlete led, fully integrated support team.
As a decentralized model operating on a global and national scale, it offers both standard and flexible/tailored delivery options to identified athletes across the elite and talent pathway such as World class programs & camps/ Coaching Support / Performance Support Expertise/ Solutions Facilities & Equipment
Following selection criteria documents are applicable for all Team Australia teams and High Performance Program Pathways. These documents are reviewed and updated regularly.
- To select the best Australian athletes to represent the country and program.
- To provide a clear criteria for athletes who strive toward being selected to represent their country or selection into the high performance program.
Surfing Australia – National Teams for 2019 – 2021