County Coaching Organiser – Duties and Responsibilities
County Coaching Organisers (CCOs) are volunteers who act as key coaching contacts around the country.
They are there to offer support or advice to anyone interested in becoming a coach and to promote coaching initiatives across the county.
Archers have told us that coaching is really important to them, and novice archers in particular want to receive more coaching. The CCO should act as an advocate for archery coaching in the county. They should facilitate coach training opportunities and promote initiatives that help archers across the county.
CCOs will help communicate Archery GB coaching news, resources and courses, and equally keep Archery GB informed of county news. They are a member of the County Archery Association and their appointment is a county responsibility. However, the National Coaching Committee (NCC) and Archery GB development staff is available to support them. With county endorsement 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 experience
- 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.
- Identify local demand for coach training and demand for coaching from archers
- Organise (or support others to organise) a Level 1 and Level 2 coaching course a year
- 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 (suitable qualifications apply)
- Work with the other representatives in the county and across the archery network
- Organise or promote local CPD events for coaches
- Work with the Regional Coaching Officer (RCO), NCC and Archery GB development staff
- Deal with coaching-related complaints within the county (refer for advice when necessary)
- Be aware of, and have contact with, the local County Sport Partnership including bursary schemes
- Attend local and national archery conferences if possible
- Stay in the role for at least one year
What the County 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 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 with an up-to-date list of licensed coaches in their county on a monthly basis
- Support CCOs and other course organisers in setting up and promoting a coaching course
- Inform CCOs of other coaching courses that have been registered to take place within their County
- Send CCOs news and information about coaching developments at least twice a year
- Invite CCOs to attend conferences and workshops to provide ideas, support and make new contacts