Introduction to TASS
TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) is a Sport England funded partnership between talented athletes, delivery sites and national governing bodies of sport. We work together to bring the best out of our country’s most exciting young talents.
The TASS programme helps athletes – aged 16-plus – to balance sport within the rest of their lives, be they in education, training or another form of personal development*.
TASS support more than 500 athletes in 38 Sport England sports. Nominated each year by their national governing body (NGB), they are the cream of the crop. These promising athletes are all eligible to represent England and have been identified as performing at the top of the Sport England Talent Pathway.
TASS provides vital support services via a national network of experienced practitioners based at 38 TASS Delivery Sites throughout England. These practitioners are provided with many opportunities to build knowledge and remain current, with the TASS CPD programme. A commitment to the continuous professional development of support staff is at the core of what we do and who we are.
TASS supports athletes through annual individual awards or sport-specific projects. We operate during the academic year from September 1st – August 31st.
*TASS athletes must be pursuing a recognised programme of learning. This could be vocational (eg coaching), it could be a placement programme, a professional pathway course, or an apprenticeship. It could also be academic eg GCSEs, A levels, Degree, H.E. Certs.