Sports Excellence Programme

There are many talented athletes at St Lawrence College and it is our job to recognise and nurture these talents. The Sports Excellence Programme is designed to further progress the best athletes in the College from Year 9 upwards in their respective sports to county, regional and national success.

The Junior Development Programme is designed to allow pupils in Years 7 and 8 to practise and improve their skill set across the entire year, not just for one term. Those invited to the programme have over 20 more hours of extra coaching. Those pupils who excel within the Junior Development Programme will be invited to the Academies which are a stepping-stone to the Sports Excellence Programme.

Through practical and theory sessions, our athletes are pushed physically and mentally by current and past International performers.

The Sports Excellence Programme provides a structured training and development route across a number of sports for talented young athletes (aged 12-18 years) who have a real chance of excelling in their sport.

The programme reflects the broad range of skills, knowledge and performance required by elite level sports people. It is designed to measure the athlete’s ability to plan, apply and evaluate their development in the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of their sport.
It also addresses wider issues such as lifestyle, career development, time management, and nutrition guidance.

"Rarely do you see such a well-structured and professional programme in schools. Seth and his team have created a hard-working yet enjoyable environment which pushes the athletes in all aspects of their game across many sports. The school's sporting success is a testimony to their continuous efforts. The future looks very bright for St Lawrence College."
Simon Willis (Sri Lanka High Performance Manager)