County and Regional Coaching Organisers
County Coaching Organisers (CCOs) and Regional Development Officers (RCOs) are volunteers who act as key coaching contacts around the country. They are usually an appointment of the County and Regional committee.
The CCO and RCO act as an advocate for archery coaching in their county/region. They facilitate coach training opportunities and promote initiatives that help archers across their areaCCOs help communicate Archery GB coaching news, resources and courses, and equally keep Archery GB informed of county news.
They are a member of their County / Regional Archery Association, and their appointment is a county / region responsibility. With endorsement from their committee the role may also be split into a number of separate responsibilities such as ‘CCO education’ and ‘CCO performance’ as long as an effective coordination process exists.
Skills and attributes
CCOs and RCOs don’t need to have background in coaching, however some coaching experience is advantageous. The follow skills and attributes will come in handy:
- Enthusiastic about archery coaching development
- Approachable and willing to help others
- Can take a ‘county view’ and work for the good of all coaches, clubs and archers
- Can communicate with coaches and archers within the county
- Willing to guide those outside the archery community, such as schools and community organisations
- Self-starter and can use initiative
What the CCO can do
This outline is intended to offer a selection of possible activities, so it should not be seen as a compulsory list. The role is voluntary, and any activities can be further enhanced with support from other members in the county / region.
- Identify local demand for coach training and demand for coaching from archers
- Organise (or support others to organise) a coach training events
- Help organise and promote coaching initiatives taking place in the county, such as county squad training for juniors and seniors, or inter-club coaching days for novices
- Assist clubs who wish to arrange coaching days or events and need a suitable coach
- Assist archers who are looking for a coach
- Oversee the coach renewal process and assist the county renewal panel when required
- Work with the other representatives in the county and across the archery network
- Organise or promote local CPD events for coaches
- Assist with coaching-related complaints within the county / region
- Be aware of the local Active Partnership including bursary schemes and training events
- Attend local and national archery conferences if possible
What the County / Regional archery association can do
- Make the appointment and ensure Archery GB are informed of changes to personnel
- Support the role and the individual
- Allow for the CCO / RCO to claim expenses to fulfil their role
- Make coaching a central function of the county and, where possible, seek funds to increase the opportunities for archers to receive coaching
What Archery GB can do
- Provide CCOs / RCOs with an up-to-date list of licensed coaches in their county / region. This is now available electronically through the members portal. Please refer to the guidance below to find out more.
- Support CCOs and other course organisers in setting up and promoting a coach training events
- Share news and information with CCOs / RCOs