Athlete Development

Aspiring to be a high performance athlete?

If you're aiming to be an elite athlete, first talk to your national sport organisation, which will know the performance/potential required to join our high performance sporting environment.  

For information about the support High Performance Sport New Zealand provides, and the programmes we invest in, refer to the links below.

Pathway to Podium

Pathway to Podium is a nationwide talent development programme helping emerging athletes (usually in their late teens) and coaches prepare for the demands of a life in high performance sport. 

National Athlete Transfer System

Our transfer programme supports athletes capable of winning an Olympic medal in a new sport.