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2 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

3 Session Aims and Objectives To 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.

4 Great coaches coach people, good coaches, coach sport

5 Communication Organisation Adaptability Compassion Honesty Ethics Instruction Demonstration Observation Analysis Feedback Questioning Technical Tactical Knowledge BEST young coach National Young Coaches Academy


7 Defining a young coach System for identification recruitment & selection YCs Progression Development of role models The Journey Development & training of young coaches Identification, training & development of mentors

8 Developing Young Coaches Through Football Futures The FAs Young Volunteering Programme 14-24 year olds 7,000 Young Leaders 6 Themes County FA Led

9 Developing Young Coaches Through Football Futures Begin Leadership Journey (School) Enter Football Futures (County FA) Deployed to Charter Standard Club National Football Futures Camp National Young Coaches Academy FA National Young Coach Development Programme

10 Developing Young Coaches Through Football Futures Local Opportunities Team Sixteen/Team Nineteen/Football Mash-Up 46 County FAs Delivering Football Futures Programmes Young Coach Development Centres (Currently 19 Nationwide) Youth Councils/Forum/Management Groups (75% of CFAs)

11 Case Study – Lauren Asquith Joined Football Futures in 2010 Attended 1 st NYCA in Feb 2012 Entered FA National Young Coach Dev. Programme Employed by Derby County FC as Disability Football Development Officer in Aug 2013 Selected to represent The FA in Rwanda in Feb 201 4

12 Case Study - Durham FA Support over 200 Young Leaders through Football Futures across the County Work with secondary schools and deploy YL into Charter Standard Clubs and Leagues in a range of roles – including coaching Deliver 4 day leadership camp each year free to secondary schools

13 Any Questions?? Email: Mobile: 07940 414102 Twitter: SteveSwallow1

14 County Young Coach Academy Cambridgeshire –Comberton Village College

15 The Background SGO hub site, SSP structure still in place locally Leadership, Coaching & Volunteering school Opportunity to take part in national pilot Strong Leadership Academy programme New sixth form on site CYCA seemed a logical progression for us Always a demand for more quality coaches

16 Outcomes Increase 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

17 Young People Expectations Knowledge 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!

18 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

19 The Process Consultation Recruitment Planning Delivery Feedback & evaluation

20 The Young Coaches 8 boys and 13 girls 15 -17years (9 sixth formers) Athletics (6), hockey, netball, football (5), tennis (2), basketball, rowing, rock climbing, roller hockey 13 are members of community clubs 17 were already coaching 15 had a Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership 16 had at least 1 sport specific leadership award 2 had a level 1 coaching qualification

21 The Programme Training Needs Analysis & Goal Setting Strength & Conditioning –Dynamic Warm Ups Communication & Organisation Skills Coaching Seminars Injury Prevention Diet & Nutrition The Coach Athlete Relationship Signposting to generic coach education courses & sport specific qualifications

22 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

23 Making a difference to YP It 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. Liam It has given me some good information on coaching and helped my improvement and future development.Laura The CYCA has helped me to become more organised and able to plan different, exciting sessions for young people. Katie

24 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. Sunke The 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

25 Funding YST development grant In kind support from CSP £30 joining fee £1500 grant from Ally Brennan Trust £1600 grant from Cambridgeshire County Council Local NGBs, support from clubs Awards for All??

26 Learning so far… Working 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

27 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

28 Over to you… What 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?

29 Questions? 01223 265470 ext 225

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