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Developing young coaches through national and local strategies and interventions. Steve Swallow Education Project Officer, The Football Association Claire McDonnell Partnership Manager / School Games Organiser, South Cambs School Sports Partnership. Session Aims and Objectives. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Developing young coaches through national and local strategies and interventionsSteve Swallow Education Project Officer, The Football Association

    Claire McDonnell Partnership Manager / School Games Organiser, South Cambs School Sports Partnership

  • Session Aims and ObjectivesTo find out more about how to develop young people as coaches through research and development work being undertaken nationally through the National Young Coaches Academy and locally through County Young Coach Academies.

  • Great coaches coach people, good coaches, coach sport

  • Communication OrganisationAdaptabilityCompassionHonestyEthics

    InstructionDemonstrationObservation AnalysisFeedbackQuestioning


    BEST young coach

    National Young Coaches Academy

  • Defining a young coachSystem for identification recruitment & selection YCsProgressionDevelopment of role modelsThe Journey Development & training of young coachesIdentification, training & development of mentors

  • Developing Young Coaches Through Football Futures

    The FAs Young Volunteering Programme 14-24 year olds7,000 Young Leaders6 ThemesCounty FA Led

  • Developing Young Coaches Through Football Futures

  • Developing Young Coaches Through Football Futures

    Local OpportunitiesTeam Sixteen/Team Nineteen/Football Mash-Up46 County FAs Delivering Football Futures ProgrammesYoung Coach Development Centres (Currently 19 Nationwide)Youth Councils/Forum/Management Groups (75% of CFAs)

  • Case Study Lauren Asquith

    Joined Football Futures in 2010Attended 1st NYCA in Feb 2012Entered FA National Young Coach Dev. ProgrammeEmployed by Derby County FC as Disability Football Development Officer in Aug 2013Selected to represent The FA in Rwanda in Feb 2014

  • Case Study - Durham FA

    Support over 200 Young Leaders through Football Futures across the CountyWork with secondary schools and deploy YL into Charter Standard Clubs and Leagues in a range of roles including coachingDeliver 4 day leadership camp each year free to secondary schools

  • Any Questions??Email: Steve.Swallow@TheFA.comMobile: 07940 414102Twitter: SteveSwallow1

  • County Young Coach AcademyCambridgeshire Comberton Village College

  • The BackgroundSGO hub site, SSP structure still in place locallyLeadership, Coaching & Volunteering schoolOpportunity to take part in national pilotStrong Leadership Academy programmeNew sixth form on siteCYCA seemed a logical progression for usAlways a demand for more quality coaches

  • OutcomesIncrease the number of young people becoming coaches

    Improve access to and provide high quality training for young coaches at a local level

    Create a county mentoring system for young coaches

    Increase the number of young people volunteering in school and community sport

    Increase opportunities for more young people to participate in sport

  • Young People ExpectationsKnowledge of qualifications, coaching pathways, contacts & whats out there

    Gain qualifications & recognised awards

    Develop personal and coaching skills

    Increase coaching experience

    Guidance & support to become a better coach

    Opportunity to learn from others

    Help with finding funding for qualifications

    Future opportunities/ career, the experience

    Make friends and have fun!

  • Why sports coaching?Enjoy helping others/ younger athletes

    Its rewarding

    Inspire more YP to get into sport

    Career choice

    Shortage of coaches

    Passionate about sport

    Provide opportunities for others & give something back

    Better at coaching than performing

  • The ProcessConsultationRecruitmentPlanningDeliveryFeedback & evaluation

  • The Young Coaches8 boys and 13 girls

    15 -17years (9 sixth formers)

    Athletics (6), hockey, netball, football (5), tennis (2), basketball, rowing, rock climbing, roller hockey13 are members of community clubs 17 were already coaching 15 had a Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership16 had at least 1 sport specific leadership award2 had a level 1 coaching qualification

  • The ProgrammeTraining Needs Analysis & Goal SettingStrength & Conditioning Dynamic Warm UpsCommunication & Organisation SkillsCoaching SeminarsInjury PreventionDiet & NutritionThe Coach Athlete Relationship

    Signposting to generic coach education courses & sport specific qualifications

  • The Impact to date.4 coaches have gained a Level 1 qualification & 6 are booked on future courses

    Increased workforce for after school clubs, School Games, satellite clubs etc

    Improved connectivity with local NGBs & community provision created a pathway

    Opened the door into community sport

    Enhanced young peoples personal, social & employability skills

  • Making a difference to YPIt has made me aware of the opportunities available in sport coaching which has encouraged me to think further about what I want to achieve through the academy. LiamIt has given me some good information on coaching and helped my improvement and future development.LauraThe CYCA has helped me to become more organised and able to plan different, exciting sessions for young people. Katie

  • I have been able to set up my own interform basketball competition and volunteer even more of my time for the extra curricular activities at my school. Amber

    I have been able to take on board new tips and ideas to help improve my coaching sessions. SunkeThe CYCA has provided me with more confidence in my abilities and has given me new ideas which I can use in my coaching sessions. Ellis

  • FundingYST development grantIn kind support from CSP30 joining fee1500 grant from Ally Brennan Trust1600 grant from Cambridgeshire County CouncilLocal NGBs, support from clubsAwards for All??

  • Learning so farWorking with community partners is key

    Involve mentors in the first session

    Keeping it relevant & purposeful for all young coaches

    Age restriction on Level 1 coaching qualifications

    Now reviewing county pathway for LCV

  • Next steps.Use this years cohort to shape the programme for next year

    Further develop mentoring part of the project

    Explore links with HEI

    Get feedback from schools, mentors, clubs etc

    Ensure long term sustainability

    YST intend to roll the programme out wider

  • Over to youWhat excites you about this piece of work?

    Would a CYCA work locally for you?

    What local partners could you engage?

    What challenges might you face?

  • Questions?

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    *******Steve has given National picture and overview of what the FA are doing to develop young coaches from school to community and beyond

    I am going to tell you what we are doing in Cambridgeshire to filter some of this good practice down and locally develop more young coaches

    And explain how what we are doing fits into the national picture or NYCAYST partner school and a Lead School for LCV key part of that is innovating, developing and trying new things

    We were training up some fantastic leaders but then loosing them from the system and failing to help them to fulfil their potential

    New sixth form how could we engage some of these YP in our school sport workforce and also help them to develop their employability skills

    Help us to develop our extra curricular programme

    Role models for L&V

    School is interested as it about the skills we are helping YP develop (not the coaching)*First thing we did with the young coaches was to ask them what they wanted out of the CYCA & what their expectations were

    Signposting to qualificationsAwareness of what is out there!*Consultation with YP and potential partners e.g CSP, SGOs & local NGBs. What are they doing? How could CYCA fit in? Where or what is the need?-wanted to make sure the programme was needs led from the start

    Recruitment application process, promotion via SGOs, schools, CSP, NGBs, clubs, sixth forms & then selection of suitable YP (share application form) important thing with their application was that they had a supporting statement from a club coach, mentor, teacher e.g why should they be given the opportunity, how will it benefit them

    Planning we did this a bit in the dark, rough plan which we took to the coaches at the first session, still being finalised, working document/ work in progress -logo, clothing, brand to give it profile, be able to seek sponsorship/funding, make it something other YP aspire to be part of

    Delivery of the programme*22 selected from 45 applicationsStrongest applicants selectedWere possible tried to ensure a range of sports and young people from across the County

    Important for us that they already had some leadership and/or coaching experience

    Most of those we didnt accept just didnt have enough or as much experience so we told them to get some more coaching practice, gain some leadership awards and apply again next year

    Good experience for applying for a job, writing a personal statement etc

    *Core CambridgeFit Again Sports Therapy Sports Injury ClinicHuntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Club

    -based on feedback from YP, needs led

    -delivered by myself & CSP coaching manager

    Examples from other areas: sport psychology, performance analysis