become an athlete

we’re always looking for new talent


If you are committed to being the best you can be then we want to hear from you.

Let us support you to become the athlete you want to be. When you join our programme you will gain the full support of a multi-disciplinary team of experts, all dedicated to working together to improve your performance

  • Strength and Conditioning – personalised coaching, covering the full range of support from rehabilitation and injury prevention (provided collaboratively with our physio) to improving strength, power, fitness, agility or coordination for your chosen sport.
  • Physiotherapy – pre-emptively working to reduce the occurence of injuries, alongside strength and conditioning to maintain consistency of training and enhance performance. Efficiently managing acute injuries to return to full competition.
  • Performance Psychology – develop an understanding of how you think, feel and perform and how you can maximize your mental processes before during and after performance of your chosen sport. 
  • Performance Nutrition – fuel your body to perform at its best pre and post competition
  • Performance Pathway Planning – plan your journey to competitions and beyond

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We have three packages of support available: Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Bronze is an online package. You can apply and start the programme at any point during our operating year, which is Sept – August and  from anywhere in the world!

Our next intake of athletes for the silver and gold packages, for which we have limited spaces available, will start work in January 2021.

The full details of our packages can be found here – Derbyshire Institute of Sport packages_na_2020_2021

Not sure that you are ready to apply, then why not give us a call to find out a little more information?  Call Chloe on 07974 231564.

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What you are getting if you sign up with us?

  • A team of passionate experts who have all competed, coached or delivered at a high-performance level.
  • A truly interdisciplinary approach where all members of the team communicate with each other for the benefit of the athlete.
  • A caring environment where you are seen as a unique individual and supported to achieve your full potential.
  • A one stop shop for everything you need to progress – nutrition, strength & conditioning, lifestyle, physiotherapy and psychology.
  • An opportunity to meet and train with like-minded athletes from a range of sports.
  • Expert knowledge on the performance pathway for your chosen sport.

Key Information

  • The majority of athletes will be aged between 15 – 25, however there are some
    exceptions dependant on the sport
  • Athletes must take part in a sport that has a National Governing Body
  • Athletes must be fully committed to their sport
  • Our bronze programme is purely online, except for physiotherapy treatments
  • There are a limited number of places available on the silver and gold programmes, so athletes will be offered a place on a first come, first served basis.
  • All athletes have to commit to a full 12 months
  • Athletes can choose to pay annually or monthly


what happens next?

Once you have completed the application form, you will be notified that it has been received within 3 working days.  We will send you an email by 24th August 2020 to confirm whether you have been successful in securing a place on your chosen package.

Our current sponsors:

Lobina Transport
University of Derby
Golden Dreams
HUUB Design
Invictus IFA
Smith Cooper
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