Diarmaid Marsden and Shane McCann Club Coaching Structures, Content and Style – Programme for Development • • • • • • • • Coaching Officer Who are the key Coaching Administrator personnel Club / School Liaison Officer involved in a Children’s Officer club coaching Head Coaches structure? Assistant Coaches Equipment Coordinator Parent Helpers What are the key roles, duties and qualities of these personnel? Coaching officer • Oversees and conducts entire coaching and games programme • Establish coaching committee • Oversee appointment of coaching teams • Devise and implement club coaching plan • Implement best practice with regard to coach education and qualifications • Implement and monitor club/school link Coaching officer • • • • • • • Skills and Qualities Should be knowledgeable Ability to lead and adapt Effective communicator Organised Facilitator – sharing of ideas and learning Delegator Monitoring and evaluating Coaching Administrator • • • • • Administrative functions of the coaching committee Schedule and notify coaches about coach meetings Draft reports as required for exec committee Attend county board /divisional board meetings Point of contact for county board (in conjunction with club secretary) – notify fixtures and changes to relevant personnel • Coordinate registration process for underage players • Assistance to children’s officer Club / School Liaison Officer • Sets up and creates link with club and local school(s) • Communicates regularly between club and school • Organises club coaching during/after school • Promotes club activity within school – notice board / distribution of flyers • Sharing of facilities • Supply of equipment, jerseys etc….. Children’s Officer • Promote a child centred approach to coaching • Understand GAA code of ethics, child protection procedures, rules and regulations • Implement best practice in the club with regard to child protection guidelines • Establish and maintain club complaints procedures • Ensure all coaches are Access NI checked or have Garda Vetting checks • Communicate regularly with coaching officer and club coaches Head Coach • Coordinates and directs all coaching and games activity at the respective age level • Point of contact for parents and players • Ensure age appropriate coaching is carried out • Promote fair play and respect with players • Ensure every player gets equal opportunity to play, compete and develop • Responsibility for team selection in conjunction with assistant coaches Head Coach • Delegate duties to assistant coaches and parent helpers • Devise programme of coaching and session plans in conjunction with assistant coaches • Responsibility to ensure team fulfils fixtures and attend Go games blitzes • Mentor assistant coaches and parent helpers so that they can develop as coaches • Commitment! Assistant Coach / Parent Helper • Carries out duties as directed by head coach • Willing to learn – observe fellow coaches, attend workshops, gain coaching qualifications • Responsible for delivery of certain aspects of coaching • Ambition - to be head coach and develop • Role on match day – team selection, transport, looking after a team, umpire, jerseys, water etc.. Equipment Coordinator • Audit existing equipment within club – at all age levels • Responsible for dealing with and ordering new equipment • Storage of equipment and access for coaches • Club to have generic equipment e.g. ladders, tackle pads, but each team will have their own equipment e.g. balls and bibs • First Aid kits Club / School Links • Stats from Antrim – number of kids receiving GAA coaching who are actually playing for local club Urban School A - Belfast P4 2009 2010 2013 Total No of Kids 82 52 70 Playing for Club 12 13 8 % of P4 Playing for a club 25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 2009 2010 2013 % 14.63 25.00 11.43 Urban School A - Belfast P7 Total No of Kids Playing for Club % 2010 70 18 25.71 2013 74 17 22.97 % of P7 Playing for a club 26.00 25.50 25.00 24.50 24.00 23.50 23.00 22.50 22.00 21.50 2010 2013 Urban School A – Belfast – P4 Comparison Analysis 2010, 2013 Comparison Analysis 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 Urban School B - Belfast 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 P4 June '09 30 P5 Jan '10 20 P5 June '10 10 0 Urban School B - Belfast 80 70 60 50 40 2009 P5 30 Jan '10 P6 20 June '10 P6 10 0 Rural Club Rural Club - A P2-P4 2009 2010 2013 Total No of Kids 50 56 57 Playing for Club 12 21 26 % 24.00 37.50 45.61 % of P2-P4 Playing for a club 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 2009 2010 2013 Rural Club - B 2013 Figures P5 P6 P7 Total No of Kids 16 20 21 Playing for Club 12 8 11 % 75.00 40.00 52.38 2013 % Playing for club by year group 80.00 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 10.00 0.00 P5 P6 P7 Percentage of Children involved with clubs by class year 30.00 20.00 26.33 25.05 25.00 18.76 2009 20.88 19.91 21.17 22.09 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 % of P2 % of P3 % of P4 % of P5 % of P6 % of P7 playing for playing for playing for playing for playing for playing for club club club club club club Average % of Primary School Children playing for club Percentage of Children involved with clubs by class year 30.60 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.89 23.86 27.53 26.48 28.59 2013 26.16 20.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 % of P2 % of P3 % of P4 % of P5 % of P6 % of P7 playing for playing for playing for playing for playing for playing for club club club club club club Average % of Primary School Children playing for club Key Ingredients to a Successful Partnership • • • • • • Structure Shared Vision and Plan Clear & transparent policies and procedures Team work Monitoring and Evaluation Performance Culture Differences between clubs! • Urban v Rural • Decide for yourself………… Case Studies No. of Players (children) No. of Players (youth) No. of Players (adult) No. of coaches Codes offered Club A Glen 145 (F) Club B Clonoe 145 (F + L) Club C Cushendall 130 (H + C) Club D Ballinascreen 240 (F, H, L + C) 90 (F) 120 (F + L) 104 (H + C) 160 (all codes) 165 (all codes) 140 (F, L + C) 75 (F) 68 (F) 114 (H + C) 134 ( All codes) 75 (F) 95 (F + C) 41 (F) 33 (F) 30 (H + C) 64 (All codes) 50 (All codes) 50 (All codes) F, C, L F, L H+C F, H, L, C, Handball F, L, C Yes (shared facilities but no club coaching input) Yes – club provides equipment and financial support. F, H, C, L Handball and Rounders Yes very strong link with 5 primary schools. Club coach in each school every week Yes – annual football competition – could be better coordinated Yes – provide after school coaching in all codes Share facilities Club School Yes (club Link coach teaching in school, link with schools coaches) Club E Club F Omagh Clan na Gael 230 (all codes) 200 (F, L + C) Case Studies Club A Glen Coach Yes Committee regular and Coach Education Success Underage Success Senior Club B Clonoe Just started over last few years Club C Cushendall Yes – as required Club D Ballinascreen Yes – all new coaches and U8 players foundation award County and U13, U16 County and Regular feile Provincial leagues(F) provincial success at all titles at U14, U16 hurling titles in codes Feile, U16 leagues and recent years U18 hurling and U18 championships success level over (L) (county and last 5 years provincial) Reserve Senior (2), County and Senior county Champions reserve (3) and provincial finalists in all 4 hip U21 (1) hurling and codes this year championships camogie titles recent (F) 2008 / 2011 Club E Omagh Yes – as required Club F Clan na Gael Yes – as required but could be more frequent Last success in Boys – U16 div boys or girls 2 league and was in 2012 shield last year Girls – U12 and U16 Div 2 championship finalists No recent 3 reserve success championships in last 4 years Case Studies - general • • • • • • • • • • Supportive committee Good input of senior players Pro-active volunteers Quality coaches eager to improve Top of the range facilities Strong representation on county squads Club is the main hub of the community Large numbers - strength is that club offers all codes Development is child centred Success breeds Success – tradition! • Where is your club now? • What do you want to achieve? –Short term / long term • How do you plan to get there?????? What you are doing well in your club with regard to Club Coaching and Games that you need to keep doing .Good numbers of coaches in place .Coach education good – all coaches have Foundation award (min) .Awareness of child protection is good .Always transport available for games .Club always fulfils fixtures .Club organises internal blitzes for u8, u10 and u12 age groups What your club does occasionally with regard to Coaching and Games that you need to do consistently .Coaching committee meetings .Away days/trips for kids .Youth – fitness testing .Skills testing and benchmarking .PR of all activity that is going on .Recruitment of players – nursery programme .Communication between coaching teams .Internal coach education workshops .Skill specific workshops – goalkeeping, free taking .Emphasise the history and tradition of the club What are the bad things that your club does with regard to coaching that you must stop doing .Coaching “Off the cuff” .Abuse of referees by coaches and players .Training sessions are regular .Work that coaches do is not always acknowledged by club .Poor communication from our coaches .Lose children from u14 upwards What your club currently doesn’t do, with regard to coaching and games, that you must start doing .Plan for coaching sessions .Age appropriate coaching .No plan for games programme .No winter programme .No sense of club identity – need to start creating this .Recruitment of more volunteers .Senior players assisting with coaching teams .No proper established club/school link (primary or secondary) • Questions?