Calling all young athletes! The Maltese Olympic Committee has announced the recent launch of their new Youth Development Scheme, which was previously known as the Youth Elite Scheme.
Basically, the revised scheme keeps building on the previous scheme and now includes 6 categories for athletes born between 2004 and 2009, and a separate category for athletes aged 18+.
The selection criteria are based on the athletes’ estimated performance level, and for which any input of the athlete’s coach and associated Federation were taken into account. All MOC-affiliated Federations and Association were invited to submit their nominations, which were then vetted by a selection Committee set up by the MOC.
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Johanna Grech, Youth Comission Chair, explained; “The Maltese Olympic Committee is thoroughly satisfied with the level of ongoing communication and close collaboration with all Federations. This kind of co-operation ensures the best possible environment for our athletes to grow and reach their potential”.
Other than that, the Committee’s outcomes from this new scheme are threefold; investment in holistic athlete development, the establishment of an ongoing development journey, and building a team for Malta.
Apart from financial funding, athletes will also benefit from several services like the use of the Functional Diagnostic Laboratory, Sports Psychologist, Sports Nutritionist, Athletic Trainer, and other approved services that might be required. Chosen athletes will also undergo regular evaluation and mentoring.
For more information on the Youth Development Scheme & its categories, click here: https://nocmalta.org/youth-section/#youth-development-schem