Queensland Athletics (QA) recognises the importance of viewing athletics as “holistic” where the success of track and field is dependent on all facets of the sport, not just one particular individual or theory. From grass roots development through to the management of our high performance athletes.
There are a significant number of athletes at a club, state and national level that deserve recognition. The creation of the A-Squad and Q-Squad in 2012-13, has allowed these athletes and their coaches to receive the recognition they deserved.
The A-SQUAD is a national talent squad, targeting possible World Junior, Oceania level and Australian track and field athletes. Selection into the squad will be based purely on performances at a National Championships and will be reassessed season by season. The squad will aim to raise the profile of all athletes and coaches involved.
The A-SQUAD will provide a support network for talented track and field athletes by;
· Providing a recognition system for the athlete
· Coaches will be recognised as “A-SQUAD” coaches
· Athletes will be provided with an “A-SQUAD” competition top