USA Taekwondo will move into a new national headquarters in Colorado Springs this April ©USA Taekwondo

USA Taekwondo will move into a new national headquarters in Colorado Springs this April, the governing body has announced.

The venue, in the Garden of the Gods district of Colorado Springs, will become the new home of USA Taekwondo’s sparring, poomsae and Para programmes and will host camps, seminars and new events.

It will also become the new home of the USA Taekwondo Athlete Academy.

"We have been searching for the ideal location for a while now, and we believe we have found it," executive director Steve McNally said.

"Along with our increased funding for athletes of all levels of ability and development this year we needed a true home base where all who want to work with us can come to improve and help develop the next generations of each category – athletes, coaches and officials."

The new headquarters will provide a national
The new headquarters will provide a national "centre of excellence" USA Taekwondo said ©Getty Images

McNally added: "Rather than just an office, we will now have a true national centre of excellence that will make many previously out of reach opportunities for our sport possible, and greatly enhance our high-performance efforts over the coming years."

The venue, USA Taekwondo promise, will provide "amazing new opportunities" for athletes, coaches and referees, who will be able to compete, train and learn in a dedicated taekwondo facility which will boast video replay and review suites as well as strength and conditioning and media areas.

USA Taekwondo’s high-performance director May Spence said the new venue will allow for more, better and longer training opportunities.

"We’ll continue to use the Olympic Training Centre of course, but we intend to be delivering high quality content much more frequently and to many more members, including new and innovative opportunities to compete against high level athletes, and of course, earn those all important ranking points," she said.

National coaching director Gareth Brown called it "exactly what we need".