Dave Phillips - revised 8 January 2017
APPLICATION FOR COACH QUALIFICATION GRANT
At the January 2017 Committee Meeting, the YAA Committee reviewed the YAA Coach Qualification Grant Policy. Based on evidence of claims received during 2016 it was agreed that the September 2015 Policy would be amended to issue Coach Qualification Grants during 2017 as they are received, rather than waiting until 31st of January of the following year.
In line with the paragraph from the original May 2014 Policy, but updated in terms of dates, this revised policy will take effect from 1 January 2017 for coaches qualifying at Level 1, Level 2, County Coach and Senior Coach. Applications for grants from coaches qualifying at these levels in the 12 months prior to this date will be accepted. No applications for grants will be accepted for any coach qualification achieved before 1 January 2016.
In future, retrospective applications will be accepted for Coach Qualification Grants from coaches qualifying in the current and previous calendar years only.
The date of course completion will be taken as the date of the issue of the Coach Qualification Certificate.
This policy will be reviewed throughout 2017, with a view to not exceeding the maximum budget set by the Committee at the January 2017 Committee Meeting. If the amount claimed during 2017 is greater than the budget set, this grant scheme may be withdrawn with immediate effect.
January 2017 Grant Conditions
As with all YAA grants, all applications will be considered on merit by the YAA Committee, giving due consideration to the state of the association's circumstances and finances at the time of considering the application.
The grant is only available to coaches affiliated to the YAA, either through their club or directly, and who operate as coaches in the YAA area.
The application for a Coach Qualification Grant must be made on the application form below and must be accompanied by a COPY of the Coach Qualification Certificate. The completed application should be sent to the YAA Treasurer at the address given in the form. Applications via e-mail are acceptable, providing a copy of the certificate is attached.
With effect from January 2017 the levels of grant available are:
Level 1 - £30.00
Level 2 - £50.00
County Coach - £75.00
Senior Coach - £75.00
Application form, January 2017 revision (DOCX)
NFP Archery - 26 September 2016
NFP Archery will be running a Level 1 Coach training course in 2017, starting on the 18th and 19th of February.
The course will be held in our indoor range in Linthwaite, Huddersfield.
Places for this course are now available. For more details and to reserve a place, please email us:
Kath Fitzpatrick was interviewed recently by the BBC for a film to launch a Women Elite Coaches action group at a meeting hosted by the BBC and UK Sport. The film, with several women coaches from different sports, can be seen on the BBC Sport channel and website. Good to see archery included!
BBC Sport: Why does sport lack female coaches?
22 November 2014
Kath Fitzpatrick has been nominated by Archery GB and selected for UK Sport's ASPIRE Coaching programme, the first from archery to be accepted.
The programme is highly selective and is aimed at producing coaches who can work at the highest levels of talent development to support UK Sport's ambitions for Rio and beyond.
The programme starts in December. Kath will be attending the three-day World Class Coaching Conference in London as part of the Archery GB delegation.
Below is the press release from UK Sport:
Talent Coaching Programme Aspire 2015/2016: Candidates Announced
sports coach UK has announced the latest candidates for the Aspire training programme. Aspire was established three years ago to bridge the gap between sport-specific programmes arranged by Governing Bodies of Sport and the world-class programmes facilitated by UK Sport. The programme provides the opportunity for coaches from a wide variety of sports to share their knowledge and become self aware of their coaching practices.
With over 40 nominations from across the home countries, the quality of the coaches interviewed was extremely high and the standard has lifted again this year.
sports coach UK and UK sport are excited and confident that the 22 coaches that have been selected for the Aspire 2015/2016 programme will have a significant coaching impact within the talent pathway within their sports.
The confirmed delegates for Aspire 2015/16 are:
Sarah Kelleher, Hockey
Euan Dale, Swimming
Helen Ward, Badminton
Scott Godfrey, Golf
Sivakumar Renganathan, Taekwondo
Lee Drew, Squash
Kath Fitzpatrick, Archery
Matthew Stanforth, Table Tennis
Joanne Yapp, England Rugby
Debbie Hanna, Sailing
Peter Hill, Swimming
Stephen Hood, Golf
Laurie MacDonald, Sailing
Gordon Glasgow, Swimming
Ben Kinnear, Snowsports
Colin Clarke, Hockey
Andrew Ross, Shooting
Sandra Walsh, Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Adam Perman, Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Gareth McNary, Swimming
Greg Tippings, Squash
Simon Oyler, Table Tennis
Dr Tony Byrne, CEO, sports coach UK
"The success of Aspire reinforces our desire to invest in coaches working in the talent development stage of the athlete performance pathway. We know excellent coaching is important at every stage in an athlete's career. It's especially important for those working with talented young athletes to be able to engage, nurture, motivate and develop them. This ensures the athletes remain in sport and maximise their potential."
Graham Taylor, Head of Coaching, UK Sport
"The Aspire programme is important to our plans for building a world-class workforce to support our ambitious targets in Rio and beyond. We are working to build a stronger, more sustainable sporting system and these coaches are key to this aspiration."
28 August 2014
Kath Fitzpatrick has been appointed Lead Performance Academy Coach and will lead and manage the programme at the Northern Academy, currently in Bishop Burton College, near Beverley.
Kath is one of four coaches appointed to these posts for the Academies programme moving from coordination into a Lead Performance and Management role.
Tony Gray leads the Central Academy, Steve Nicolson leads the South Academy and Charlotte Burgess leads the pilot Para Academy.
Mary Hannan - 28 February 2008
I'm trying to put a data base together of any coaches interested in going into schools to provide archery coaching, normally after school, 4pm-ish. Possibly with their own training equipment.
Please contact me on email via mary.skeet at btinternet.com, or phone 01405 765347.
YAA Coaching Schools Liaison.