In support of the wider EIS Strategy, the Performance Support team at the EIS is responsible for leading and delivery of several organisational key areas to Olympic, Paralympic and other sport partners. Specifically, the leadership development and connection of the Head of Performance Support (HoPS), who sit within both the EIS and NGB’s.
The purpose of the HoPS role is to maximise the impact of science, medicine and technology by bringing it closer to coaching and performance. HoPs work within each sport, leading the sports science and medicine teams, and normally sit in the performance senior leadership team. Within their sport HoPS will work with coaches and practitioners to facilitate the articulation of What It Takes To Win (WITTW) in such a way that enables support to be clearly aligned to performance.
HoPS also interface with other EIS functions and system support such as technology and innovation collaborating on projects and support that affect change and make a positive performance impact.
The Performance Support Team work to develop and connect the HoPS so they can be the best leaders they can be in order to fulfil their potential in their sports. Each HoPS works individually with a Mentor from within the team. Mentors work both individually and with the HoPS as a group to fast track learning as well as sharing of knowledge and best practise.
Sitting within the Performance Support team, the EIS’s Managed Sports programme is responsible for hosting either the world class programme or and individual medal support plans to a small number of potential Olympic or Paralympic athletes/sports, allowing the NGB to focus on other areas of their operation.
If you would like to view the profiles of the EIS Heads of Performance Support, please click here.