Club Coaching Co-Ordinator
The FAW Club accreditation programme safeguards and quality assures junior football across Wales through supporting clubs to improve their standards, structures and sustainability. The Club Coaching Coordinator role is a requirement for clubs to achieve Silver, Gold and Platinum levels of the programme.
As coaching coordinator in your club, you will ensure that you set up a vibrant coaching structure, to ensure players have enjoyable and developmental experiences; arrange mentoring sessions and opportunities to support coaches to progress; and support the recruitment of new coaches alongside the club Volunteer Coordinator.
You’ll need to be:
· Confident and good at communicating;
· Silver level club – minimum C Certificate (working towards an UEFA B Licence)
· Gold and Platinum level club – minimum UEFA B Licence
· DBS checked
What you will do:
· Set up an appropriate coaching structure for your club, based on its’ size and focus;
· Identify any gaps in the structure;
· Resolve gaps by working with Club Volunteer Coordinator, educational institutions, volunteer organisations and FAW Trust;
· Hold regular coach sub-committee meetings or forums to discuss coaching issues;
· Keep up to date with the new UKA Coach Education Programme;
· Advise coaches and potential coaches when and where appropriate coach education courses are taking place;
· Liaise with the FAW Trust regional Coach Education representative to request courses and development opportunities in your club based on need;
· Promote and signpost coach development opportunities to your club coaches;
· Liaise with your club volunteer coordinator to encourage older players, parents and other volunteers to take up coaching roles;
· Develop links with coaching coordinators in neighbouring clubs and share good practice.
How much time will it take?
This role in most cases will take between 2-3 hours per week, mainly in the evenings during club training, some weekends, with additional time if you are actively coaching.
What you’ll get out of it:
This is probably the most rewarding role within a club, once the coaching structure is fully in place and athletes and coaches start to progress. You’ll be able to see the results of your efforts in the results of the players and the club as a whole.
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