Talent Development Performance Pathway

Talent Development Performance Pathway

The Talent Development Performance Pathway (TDP) supports the development of technical, physical, and behavioural skills that enhance the judokas likelihood of arriving at a positive destination. Judoka on the TDP squad will have shown their ability to perform at home nation events and will be supported with opportunities to compete internationally and lay a foundation for future success appropriate to their age and stage.

Entry Process

The intake for the TDP programme takes place annually through an application process. The process takes into account competition results through a points matrix as well as a training behaviour assessment. Full details can be found here.

Programme Expectation

Attendance at all Talent Development Programme weekend camps

Min 2 x per month attendance at regional Talent Development Programme sessions.

Support Provision

Subsidised JudoScotland Macron team wear

Subsidised regional physiotherapy access

Weekly regional TDP sessions

6 x TDP domestic weekend camps

Part-subsidised international competition and camp exposure.


The JudoScotland Player Development Framework is a guide to turning fun physical activity into sport for life. Developed as part of the wider JudoScotland Blueprint, the framework is designed to support coaches and individuals to achieve their potential within Judo and more widely in sports in general.

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