High Performance

A player pathway concept for senior and youth players

Player Pathway Concept

Attracting & developing talent in conjuction with Swiss Olympic

Swiss Olympic Player Pathway Concept | Men's Rugby

(only available in French)

Swiss Olympic Player Pathway Concept | Women's Rugby

(only available in French)

National Academies

Promoting the next generation

Swiss Rugby has implemented three national performance centers to allow national talents (see Talent Cards below) to increase their training volume, in order to achieve their best potential.


  • Sportive development: Allow the player to reach his best level
  • School & professional development: Succeed in the academic and professional project of the player
  • Social & family life: Preserve social and familial balance of the player
  • Structure for Training:  Allowing one extra training for the best players (starting with one training per week and then increasing the number of extra trainings).

Additional Services: The Academy players will get a complete mentoring on their technical, strengh & conditioning skills as well as medical support. In addition, they will also receive professional and academic support.

The benefits

  • Increase in training volume in addition to club training.
  • Training centers with highly qualified and certified coaches
  • Development support customized to individual skill requirement
  • The Academies are acknowledged by Swiss olympic


For more information on the Player Pathway Concept:

Talent Cards

rewarding talent & potential

The Swiss Olympic Card is an award given to athletes for their performance or their potential. In agreement with the FSR, Swiss Olympic sends a yearly personal Swiss Olympic Card to the deserving athletes.

For rugby, Swiss Olympic delivers national or regional «talent cards» for young players from U16 to U20.

  • List of talent card holders (coming soon)


Selection process for Swiss Olympic Card holders:


Partners / Suppliers

Institutional Partners