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1 Developing potential at a local level: A New Way Forward SALSC Seminar 2005 Nick Rennie

2 PLAYER IMPROVEMENT Introduction of a long-term player development pathway, by strengthening the infrastructure of Scottish sport through the introduction of regional sports partnerships and academies.

3 PLAYER IMPROVEMENT Introduction of a long-term player development pathway, by strengthening the infrastructure of Scottish sport through the introduction of regional sports partnerships and academies.

4 The Player Improvement Journey Fact Finding & Consultation paper Consultation Oct – Dec 2004 LA SGB SIS Draft Recommendations: Feb March Strategy Paper produced Internal & External Partners Feedback on Proposals

5 Content Where we have been What we have learned What are we thinking Where we are going

6 What is athlete development about? “A performer (participant)-centred approach to achieving optimal development allowing athlete to achieve his / her fullest potential”

7 We need to provide a foundation for…… Physical literacy & (school) sports activities for young people Life-long physical activity and a positive approach to physical activity High performance and competitive sports

8 Agility Balance C o-ordination Speed Running Jumping Throwing Hopping The ABCs Athletic Basics

9 LTPD Physical literacy Practice & competition: Structure & philosophy Coaching Facilities Scottish Sporting Infrastructure

10 Sporting Infrastructure SGB’s Custodians for the governance & direction of the sport Local Authorities: Sports development, facilities and service delivery SIS & AIS Servicing sport at the highest level Active Schools network: Aiding the first steps in lifelong sports participation Voluntary Sector: Local Sports Councils Clubs

11 Regional Sports Partnerships To provide a structure for key agencies to work together to deliver LTPD To clarify roles and responsibilities throughout the LTPD pathway To provide a means of connecting local and national plans for sport To coordinate resources that go into sport at a regional level To provide a structure for improving the delivery of Sport21

12 Developing Potential Sport Specific Development Coaching Volunteering Club Development Academies

13 Purpose of Academies To provide an opportunity for those with performance potential to access quality sports-specific coaching and support services to enable them to further develop towards National Standards.

14 “ The support services are the icing on the cake – they are sophisticated and make the final 5% difference. In some instances the cake hasn’t yet been properly baked. The athletes are only at 60% of their capacity.” Area manager contract reviews, p.29 “There is a need to support athletes aspiring to AIS programmes without compromising AIS focus” Area Institute of Sport Evaluation 2004, p.25

15 RJG monitoring report: Benefits to the players in terms of increased access to coaches within a specific context Funding not sustainable No National consistency in terms of ages of application, criteria and delivery mechanisms Rarely full integration in the planning between LA/SGB/AIS in terms of designing the RJG programme & application Need for A managed programme for athletes to progress through or be channeled back into sport (rather having acceptance of a high drop-out rate) Need for a system that has elements that are transferable between sports.

16 Consultation events….. Total of 24 events SportTayside review & Governance audit LTPD Consultations: SSA COO group Meetings with individual sports CEOs & Lead officers National Lead Officers group RSP & Academies consultations: Internal (AE, WO, Facilities, Policy) SIS / AIS LA’s (Area Institute Management boards) x 7 (+ Islands Forum) SGBs x 6 SSA SDS Advisory group with reps from all the above

17 Long Term Player Development Feedback Positive How can sportscotland engage with Physical Education to ensure LTPD principles are delivered within the PE curriculum Culture within the sport Parents Coaching: Education Resources to support education delivery Resources to empower sessional delivery Reward & recognition of development role Competition: Nature Frequency Outcome expectation

18 The Phase 1 sports:

19 Regional Sports Partnerships Feedback Funding Opportunity for greater integration Club Development Provision of Quality Coaching Professional Staff Facility Development Capacity of Partners for Strategic Partnerships Concerns over another layer of bureaucracy

20 Regional Sports Partnerships Aim Strengthen the middle part of the player development pathway Continuing participation in sport Develop athletes & coaches with ability and desire One coherent strategy and structure between local, regional & national bodies Co-ordinate the delivery of LTPD pathways from Grassroots to elite (incorporating academy programmes) Clear roles & responsibilities Avoid duplication & gaps

21 SIS AIS LA AE WO DP RSP Academy Sport Specific Volunteering Facilities Coaching CLUBSCLUBS Delivery roles Strategic planning LTPD Pathway SGB FUNdamentals Training to win

22 EXECUTIVE BOARD Key Partners PoliticalStrategicResource Local Authority EducationLeisure Area Institute Managers RSP Manager sportscotland Sports Specific Development Coach Development Volunteer Development Academy Administrators Local Authorities sportscotlandSGBs Area Institutes

23 PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT RSP Strategic Plan LA plans AIS plans sportscotland Business plan SGB Plans LTPD Pathways FACILITIES COACHING ACADEMY VOLUNTEERS CLUBSCLUBS SPORT 21 RSP Sports Specific Plans

24 Regional Sports Partnerships Key Issues: Big Questions Which regions? Which sports? Governance Structures Flexibility Club Development Local Sports Councils Bureaucracy

25 Academy Feedback “Academy” term replaced by “?” Acceptance of need Driven by sports specific coaching Full-time or part-time coaching contracts Potential partnership posts with AIS Strength & Conditioning coaches Integrated within the player development pathway & RSP delivery (not a separate structure) Coach as well as athlete development Flexible Delivery

26 Sports-specific composites club: Removes athlete from their club to a performance club “Performance” club Development club Development club Development club Development club Athlete who has Passed performance criteria Information on Coaching programme & coach mentoring opportunities Example: “Coast” Swimming Club, Aberdeen

27 Club 1 Club 3 Club 2 Club 4 Athlete with identified potential: Club Coach has opportunity to attend academy sessions Sport specific “Satellite academy” concept Feeder School / club link Established through Regional sports partnership Weekly session for those with identified talent “Centre of excellence” With sports specific coach & support services Example: Tayside Impact Rugby

28 Performance centre: Facility led Example: IMG International Academies USA This model arose from consultation, & was not proposed as part of the DPP programme: Is achievable within an RSP integrated facility strategy however

29 Coach-led outreach model: Sports specific & Strength & Conditioning coaches going to athletes & clubs Example: SRU Caledonia rugby academy

30 Where are we going? Draft recommendations paper: Feb 2005 Feedback opportunity for the draft recommendations: March 2 nd 2005 Final recommendations on Player Improvement: March 31 st 2005

31 Thoughts? Comments? Observations? Challenges?

32 Thank you very much!!


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