19 Feb 17
Entries for the 50th All British and Open Field Championships will open on 1 March.
14 clubs have completed the self-assessment process designed to allow clubs to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses. Seven clubs have been classified as a Performance club, whilst seven more are working towards and have identified what they need to do in order to improve and develop.
View ontarget Performance Clubs in a full screen map
Performance clubs strive to improve the performance of archers, coaches and officials, on a consistent basis. They are able to plan for progression in all areas and they understand the need to develop archers by creating opportunities to train and perform. They see suitable competition and training as fundamental drivers in raising the performance of any archer and work with others to offer opportunities to their archers and those who support them, like coaches and judges.
A performance club is open to new ideas and seeks to create an environment that encourages excellence. They want archers, coaches, judges and volunteers to achieve their potential and satisfy their own goals.
Performance clubs will assist in establishing a culture of performance development and works at a local level for archery in clubs, schools and community settings. Over time Performance clubs will work to improve the overall standard of archers as they move along the talent pathway.
Once you have submitted the information on your club, you should discuss this within the club and think about what you can address and in what timescales. You may want to contact other clubs, the national development team and other partners in order to help you with achieving your goals.
As the 'specialism' process is an ongoing process and not an end in itself, all clubs will be invited to explore how to improve the activities that they provide.
The Club and Development Team will revisit the specialism at least every two years. On revisiting the specialism, if a club no longer provides all the activities to be classified as a specialist club it will be offered support to ensure that it continues to meet all the necessary characteristics.
The Development Team, your County Development Co-ordinator and many other people are available to offer you support through this process. The Development Team will publish a series of support resources throughout the year which clubs can take advantage of to help them develop their specialisms.
For further information visit www.archerygb.org or contact Arran Coggan, Development Manager (Participation), Tel: 07525233592, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org