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BARRAS TALENTED ATHLETE PROGRAM

Talented Athlete Program

Royal Life Saving's Talented Athlete Program, known as "the Barras", aims to  provide development opportunities for pool lifesaving athletes, coaches and team managers as a pathway to the Australian Lifesaving Team, the pinnacle of lifesaving sport in Australia.

The Barras consist of three groups:

  • Junior Barras (Under 16 athletes)

  • Silver Barras (Under 19 athletes)

  • Aussie Barras (Open athletes)

More than just an development squad this program is creating better coaches and better individuals all round. It is a privilege to be a part of the Barra's

About the Program

The purpose of the Barra's Talented Athlete Program is to provide potentially talented athletes aged 13 to 23 access to a quality training environment which complements their club training. The Barra's Talented Athlete Program is managed by RLSSA  with guidance and support from State and Territory Member Organisations. RLSSA facilitate the organisation of the TAP and appoint appropriately qualified coaches for each age group.

 

Athletes are selected for the Barra's Talented Athlete Program on a 2 year cycle alternating for the Junior Barra's (U17) and Silver Barra's (U19) categories.

Once selected, Athletes are inducted into the Barra's and ALT Program and undergo a range of activities which includes the following:

  • Athlete Assessment and Monitoring

  • Athlete Education Program

  • Development Camps

  • Specialist Coaching

  • Access to Sports Science and Sports Medicine expertise

You can view more about the Royal Life Saving Athlete Participation Framework here

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Coaching and Managment Development

More than just an Athlete Development Program the Barras is also about developing our High Performance Coaches and Team Managers.

Once selected, Coaches and Team Managers are inducted into the Barra's and ALT Program and undergo a range of activities which includes the following:

  • Mentoring and Coach Development

  • Coaching Education Program

  • 360 Degree Leadership Profiling

  • Leadership and Development Program

  • Access to Sports Science and Sports Medicine expertise