Sessions are led by Castleford Tigers’ Youth Performance staff and focus on both fundamental game-related and technical skills, as well as player’s physical and mental development.
The under 12’s and 13’s age groups participate in sessions every half term from October to May / June and finish the year with a block of Monday night sessions in the spring / summer months before the programme relaunches again the following half term.
The under 14’s age group are offered a timetable of more sessions including Saturday sessions in both the autumn / winter and spring / summer months.
As well as serving as a fantastic opportunity to ensure local players to access professionally qualified coaches to improve their own game, the session also serves as the entry point of the Tigers player pathway which allows for potential development paths into the Tigers’ Scholarship and Academy sides.
The Scholarship under 16’s and under 15’s age group is the first step into the Club and sixteen of the current 2022 Castleford First Team squad went through the Scholarship/Academy system, including the likes of Liam Watts, Joe Westerman and Greg Eden. Click here to find out more about Castleford Tigers’ Scholarship squad, fixtures, results and latest news.
The final stage before reaching the First Team squad is the Reserves/ Academy under 19’s. The 2021 season saw six Castleford Tigers Academy players make their debuts against Salford Red Devils, including Jason Qareqare who scored with his first touch of the ball inside two minutes against Hull FC. All of Castleford Tigers’ Academy squad details and latest news can be found here.
Since the programme was launched in 2015, hundreds of local players have accessed player development and pathway opportunities with Lewis Peachey being the first player to progress from the programme (via our scholarship and academy programmes) to make his Super League debut in 2019.
See how the TTP fits into our wider player pathway here.