The Scottish FA Developing Talent Plan is a player-centred approach to help players achieve their full potential. In essence it is about doing the right things at the right time and in the right way to produce a progressive and logical player pathway that will give players the best chance to reach their potential at any level.
For the first time the development of the player is seen as a long-term process which can take 10 years and it outlines the roles of the coaches, parents, administrators and players at each stage of development. The process emphasises episodes of performance over the long term rather than just the winning as a short term peaking for the weekend objective.
An integrated Development Plan for all players in Scotland will provide the optimal training, competition and recovery throughout a player’s career and will allow them to perform to their full potential.