An assessment of my developmental placement on the ‘Performance Pyramid’ including a discussion of how my Governing Body has helped my progress.
The performance pyramid is split up into 4 sections these are:-
Foundation is – The initial first exposure for usually a child in a particular sport. This is also play; this can be just in the garden kick a ball against a wall or fence.
Participation is – Playing regularly at a recreational level, but this is not being committed to a team.
Performance is - Playing regularly for a team being committed to training. This is also playing to represent yourself and your team and this stage is also has a competitive edge to it.
Excellence is – Earning national honours for playing for your country, for football it means the athlete being professional and also an athlete will have a high profile and most probably will be earning high wages each week.
I am currently in the performance part of the performance pyramid. This is because I am representing my school team each week and my local team Feniscowles each week as well. Each time I represent my teams I am very committed to the team and also there is a very high degree of competition involved in playing for these teams.