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National Young Coaches Academy

The Youth Sport Trust National Young Coaches Academy programme started in December 2013 and will be supported through to December 2014.

Funded by Sport England, and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, the National Academy offers a unique development opportunity for young aspiring coaches across a number of national governing bodies.  

Young coaches are provided with the opportunity to focus on themselves as a coach, consider what type of coach they want to be and understand how to create a coaching environment in which their participants feel valued and included

After the first coaching Academy in December 2013, aquatics coaches were entered onto a 12-month development programme where the ASA will provide further mentoring and sport specific development opportunities within their discipline to ensure they can become the coach you want to be.

The ASA's 12-month support includes the following development opportunities:

  • Attendance at the Youth Sport Trust National Young Coaches Academy from the 20th – 22nd December 2013 at Loughborough University
  • Mentor support
  • Access to the Young Coaching Network
  • Coach Development Session at the British Champs 2014
  • Network/observational opportunities – Performance clubs
  • 2 x Further NYCA Development Days (Dates and Locations TBC)

The selection criteria for the 2013 - 2014 National Young Coaches Academy are outlined below.

Look out for more information about the 2014 - 2015 NYCA from October 2014.

For any queries please contact us volunteering@swimming.org or 01509 640457.

Selection criteria for 2014 NYCA

  • Aged between 16 and 19 for the duration of the NYCA camp
  • Must be in full time education
  • Hold a UKCC Level 1 or 2 qualification (Please note – no preference will be given to those holding a UKCC Level 2 qualification. All applications will be considered against programme content and selection criteria)
  • Be a member of an ASA Club working towards or accredited with swim21
  • Experience of actively coaching within a club environment 
  • Have good communication and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to aspire young people
  • Compassionate and open
  • Motivated to pass on their knowledge to others
  • Committed to personal development and continued learning
  • Evidence of support from Head Coach and mentoring support
  • Available to attend the Coaching Academy from the 20th – 22nd December held at Loughborough University
  • Candidates must demonstrate they are committed to the programme until December 2014
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