Program Overview

The Snow Australia Emerging Talent Program (ETP) is designed to identify, support, and enhance the development of talented, emerging athletes for progression in the Snow Australia Performance Pathway. The program is proudly aligned with and supported by South East Sports Academy (SESA).

Several ETP Alumni have progressed in the Performance Pathway to ultimately represent Australia at benchmark events such as World Championships & the Winter Olympic Games.

The ETP works to deliver athlete outcomes based on a combination of individual and program support, in addition to the athlete’s pathway program activity. 

ETP initiatives are driven through various mediums including, but not limited to: 

  • Talent Development and Screening camps  
  • Targeted performance camp invitations through Snow Australia or High-Performance underpinning programs (NSWIS)  
  • Dry Land/Off Snow training initiatives 
  • Performance Services education and access 
  • Mentor programs with senior high-performance athletes 
  • Performance Health Case Management as required 

As an early introduction to Performance Pathway, ETP members will complete requirements prior participating in scheduled development activity, including:

  • ETP/SESA Athlete Agreement
  • Be a financial member of Snow Australia 
  • Sport Integrity requirements*
  • Concussion Baseline Testing through Complete Concussion Management Inc.*

*Further details below 

Nomination & Identification

The Emerging Talent Program is inclusive of all Snow Australia Pathway Disciplines. Pathway program providers are made aware of the nomination process and requirements by the Snow Australia Talent Manager each year prior to the domestic season. 

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Webinars and Education

Members of the Emerging Talent Program are provided with access to exclusive educational content and webinars on multiple performance topics.

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Concussion Management

Snow Australia is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone that participates in Snowsports. Concussion is common in Snowsport and can be challenging to identify and manage across sporting settings, from recreational environments through to elite teams.

We have partnered with Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI), to assist in providing evidenced based detection and management of concussion in Wintersport.

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Sport Integrity Australia Requirements

Snow Australia shares the morals and values of Sport Integrity Australia and promotes Sport as being a safe and fair place for all. 

As a member of Snow Australia and the Emerging Talent Program you are required to complete a suite of Sport Integrity education courses focusing on anti-doping in sport.

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Emerging Talent Program Members 2024

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For ETP enquiries please contact:

Ben Bond - Talent, Health & Performance Coordinator