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www.runningsports.org Slide 1 Needs Analysis … identifying your club and volunteer development needs Date: Venue: Room: Tutor:
www.runningsports.org Slide 2 Sports Clubs Clubs are at the heart of community sport: 106,400 affiliated clubs in England 8 million members Average membership of 75 40,000 clubs own their own facilities (38%) Target of 5000 Clubmark accredited clubs by 2008.
www.runningsports.org Slide 3 About Sports Clubs Increased participation through quality-assured Clubmark accredited clubs, focusing on the following key elements: The playing programme Duty of care and child protection Sports equity and ethics Club management Club and volunteer development (which is also key to the Clubmark accreditation programme).
www.runningsports.org Slide 4 Volunteers Sports volunteers are the largest single volunteer segment: More than 5.8 million people volunteer in sport – mainly club-based (15% of the adult population) They donate 1.2 billion hours They are worth an estimated £14 billion Current focus is on young volunteers through Step into Sport. Figures from Sport England research by the University of Sheffield
www.runningsports.org Slide 5 About Sports Volunteering Involvement in sports volunteering at grass-roots level provides participants with: Skill development Social networks Reduced stress and anxiety Improvements in self-discipline, self-respect, teamwork and fitness. Drawing on Institute of Youth Sport and Sport England research as published in Volunteering Magazine July 2005
www.runningsports.org Slide 6 Coaches Coaches play a key role in sports development: There are 1.2 million sports coaches in the UK 38% of sports coaches have a coaching qualification 19% of sports coaches receive payment for coaching 5% of sports coaches are employed on a full-time basis. Drawing on Mori research Sports Coaching in the UK – sports coach UK, 2004
www.runningsports.org Slide 7 About Sports Coaching UK Vision for Coaching: Action on Coaching a priority The Coaching Task Force Recommendations: UK Coaching Certificate Coach Development Officers Community Sports Coaches UK Coaching Framework: Aiming to be the leading coaching system by 2016.
www.runningsports.org Slide 8 Workforce Development NGBs and CSPs are developing and implementing workforce development plans. Workforce development encompasses volunteers, coaches and professional staff. Workforce Development Planning Coach Development Volunteer Development Professional Staff Development
www.runningsports.org Slide 9 Workshop Outcomes By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to: Identify their personal outcomes for the workshop and their specific needs in relation to club and volunteer development Identify the key elements of the runningsports programme Link their specific needs to key elements of the runningsports programme Identify other organisations/programmes that could support club and volunteer development Produce an action plan to address their identified needs.
www.runningsports.org Slide 10 What is runningsports ? runningsports provides administration and management skills and support for volunteers working in all sports This is done through a variety of easily accessible resources runningsports focuses on: volunteer management club administration and governance planning and development It is easily accessible online and offline It is not about recruiting/placing volunteers, although there are signposts to volunteering centres and www.do-it.org.
www.runningsports.org Slide 11 Who is runningsports for ? Sports volunteers and their coordinators in clubs/ organisations at local, county, regional and national levels: To help them develop their club/organisation and ensure its future success Those responsible for developing sports volunteering: It presents a ready-made programme of resources and support that they can offer to volunteers in sports clubs/organisations.
www.runningsports.org Slide 12 What is New About runningsports? It has been developed from Running Sport and the Volunteer Investment Programme (VIP) In consultation with many of sport’s and volunteering’s major bodies. It is created and funded by Sport England. However, it’s not just a new name. It is: Refreshed and updated in terms of content More relevant More easily accessible online and offline.
www.runningsports.org Slide 13 What is Planned from runningsports? Development of new resources that will underpin the existing three strands: Administration & Governance Funding & Finance Volunteers & Volunteer Management Review of existing resources to ensure they continue to support clubs and volunteers.
www.runningsports.org Slide 14 Group Activity – An Opportunity to Take a Closer Look at runningsports Workstation 1: Workshops and Workbooks Workstation 2: Quick Guides and Top Tips Workstation 3: runningsports Website Workstation 4: Club Diagnostic Tool
www.runningsports.org Slide 15 What does the runningsports Portfolio Include? All runningsports materials support clubs and volunteers in the areas of: Governance & Administration Finance & Funding Volunteers & Volunteer Management.
www.runningsports.org Slide 16 What Does the runningsports Portfolio Include? Workshops: 3 hours at convenient locations and times Organisations can request their own workshops for 10 or more volunteers. Facilitated and led by specifically trained and fully accredited runningsports tutors Actively involved in sports development and volunteering.
www.runningsports.org Slide 17 What does the runningsports portfolio include? Workbooks & CD: Workbooks include interactive elements, such as: Activities Checks and feedback Further help sections. CD that has been produced in partnership with SkillsActive Activities can be completed at volunteer’s own pace.
www.runningsports.org Slide 18 What does the runningsports portfolio include? Quick Guides: Can be downloaded free of charge from the runningsports website, or purchased from 1 st 4Sport Developed in partnership with National Organisations.
www.runningsports.org Slide 19 What does the runningsports portfolio include? Top Tips: Read online or download for free from the runningsports website Simple tips that can be implemented easily by volunteers More topics developed in due course.
www.runningsports.org Slide 20 Website: Quick and easy access for volunteers to all of the runningsports resources: Frequently asked questions – answers to volunteers’ most commonly asked questions Best practice case studies: Benefit from other volunteers’ experience Pick up ideas. What does the runningsports portfolio include?
www.runningsports.org Slide 21 What does the runningsports portfolio include? Website (continued): Interactive resources: New elearning taster sessions for volunteers Workshop database: Find a place at a local workshop Organise a specific workshop Links to other sites, including: Volunteering opportunities Awards for individuals and organisations.
www.runningsports.org Slide 22 What does the runningsports portfolio include? Website (continued): Workbooks: Browse and order online Advice and tools for: Volunteer coordinators Those responsible for developing sports volunteering Including promotional resources. Members’ area: Exclusive free access to runningsports Intranet site.
www.runningsports.org Slide 23 What does the runningsports portfolio include? Club Diagnostic Tool: A good starting point for Club Development Provides key information to inform the sports development planning process Linked to the Action Planning for Your Club…Sports Development Planning workshop and workbook.
www.runningsports.org Slide 24 How does runningsports benefit sports clubs? Clubs gain: Growth - Getting more people involved Efficiency - More efficient management and responsibilities spread more effectively Funding - Practical ideas for raising funds and sponsorship Savings - Saving on taxes through the CASC system Partnerships - Partnerships with other clubs and schools to increase their membership and network of volunteers.
www.runningsports.org Slide 25 How does runningsports benefit sports volunteers? Volunteers gain: Tools and techniques that will help save valuable time Skills that will make volunteers more confident in their role Useful in other areas of personal and professional life The chance to learn from other volunteers’ experiences What works well and what doesn’t!
www.runningsports.org Slide 26 What do workshop attendees think of runningsports? 98% of workshop attendees would recommend runningsports workshops to a fellow volunteer 95% of workshop attendees rate their tutors as good or very good: Tutors are carefully selected Tutors also receive formal presentation and facilitation training Tutors have a background in sports development and volunteering This enables tutors to guide, support and inspire volunteers.
www.runningsports.org Slide 27 How can I access runningsports? Please visit www.runningsports.org for: Details of runningsports workbooks and workshops Free Top Tips, Quick Guides and Role Outlines Frequently asked questions Best practice case studies Interactive resources Links to other useful sites.
www.runningsports.org Slide 28 Other Organisations/Programmes that could support Club and Volunteer Development National Governing Bodies of Sport County Sports Partnerships Local Authorities Community Sports Networks/Sports and Physical Activity Alliances sports coach UK Volunteering Organisations.
www.runningsports.org Slide 29 Workshop Outcomes By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to: Identify their personal outcomes for the workshop and their specific needs in relation to club and volunteer development Identify the key elements of the runningsports programme Link their specific needs to key elements of the runningsports programme Identify other organisations/programmes that could support club and volunteer development Produce an action plan to address their identified needs.
www.runningsports.org Slide 30 Stay in touch You can register as a runningsports user at www.runningsports.org to stay up to date and for exclusive access to resources.www.runningsports.org Let us know what you think: We’d love to have your feedback on runningsports Please let us have your case studies and your best practice advice which we can then share with other volunteers We can be contacted at email@example.com
www.runningsports.org Slide 31 Thank you! Volunteers, with their passion, drive, enthusiasm and commitment to their sports team, club or community organisation, are priceless. They are, without doubt, sport’s most valuable resource.
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