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Development Framework for Teaching and Coaching

‘Its about coach development, not coaching certificates’

A development framework to provide a world class coaching environment for England’s teachers and coaches was launched by the ASA Coaching Systems Team at the ASA Council Conference in October 2009. 

‘The ASA Development Framework for Teaching and Coaching in England 2009-2013’ will effectively create a new coaching system that delivers the right number of coaching hours, by the right coach, in the appropriate environment to achieve success.

Teachers and coaches across all the disciplines and the wider coaching workforce will benefit from the implementation of the Framework which will operate in all five key environments: beginner, talent development, high performance, participation and potential participants. 

The Framework represents a significant culture shift by delivering much more than just coach education.  Previous systems have had the education and qualification of coaches as their main focus, whereas the new Framework is all about developing the potential of our participants (swimmers) by creating teachers and coaches who can promote learning through ownership, awareness and responsibility.

Four Key Objectives of the new Framework
1. Recruit: Recruit the appropriate number of coaches into swimming’s delivery system
2. Train: To qualify the appropriate number and level of coaches required
3. Support: Provide appropriate levels of support to the coaching workforce to allow them to achieve their potential in their chosen environments
4. Retain: To provide systems of recognition and reward in order to retain the coaching workforce

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