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Club Role Definition – Coach

The Coach uses their skills and expertise to deliver safe, fun, and challenging activities for club members. They will plan, deliver, and evaluate their coaching practise and undergo a programme of continued professional development.

Duties:

  • Provide a structured coaching programme within the club.
  • Organise a programme of club training and coaching sessions.
  • Utilise British Cycling coaching resources to enhance the coaching programme.
  • Ensure that the British Cycling recommendations for coach to rider ratios are not exceeded.
  • Show commitment to further development and outreach work, supported with professional development of coaches within the club.
  • Ensure his / her availability for evening and / or weekend coaching sessions.
  • Assist with Team selection where appropriate.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and feedback on rider and team performances.
  • Contribute to coach development within the club.
  • Attend competitions with team and / or riders where appropriate.
  • Ensure that knowledge, skills and qualifications are kept up to date.
  • Ensure parental consent forms are completed for coaching activities where required.
  • Maintain records of attendance at coaching activities.

Skills:

  • Hold an appropriate coaching qualification.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the sport.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Confident, with good leadership skills, and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with groups and individuals.
  • Enthusiastic and a good motivator.
  • Hold a current British Cycling Coaching License, professional indemnity insurance, valid first aid training, and CRB check.
  • Have an understanding of child protection and safeguarding policies.

Commitment to Club:

You need to plan and deliver 24 hours coaching within a maximum period of the first 24 months as a coach. Following the completion of further coaching courses funded by the club, you will need to plan and deliver an additional 24 hours coaching per L2 discipline specific course.

You do not need to attend every committee meeting, but it is important that the coaching team provides feedback to the committee meetings, which are held 5 times per year, and to the AGM, so that the club is advised on appropriate coaching activities.

The Club’s Commitment to You:

By accepting the role of Coach, the club will commit to support you in this role, ensuring that members respect the positive contribution you are making to the club on a voluntary basis.

The club will, after attendance at the L2CCC initial 2 days, refund 50% of the coaching course fees. The remaining 50% will be refunded upon gaining the L2CCC qualification.

The club will also fully fund discipline specific L2 courses (after the initial 24 hours volunteering for L2CCC is complete).

In addition, the club will fully fund an appropriate First Aid Course on an ongoing basis.

The club also commits to refunding any expenses necessarily incurred on behalf of the club in a timely manner.

Coach Signature and Date: