Applications are now open for the National Young Coaches Academy 2013!
Submitted: September 26, 2012
The National Young Coaches Academy (NYCA) is kicking off again this year and we will be accepting applications from young boccia coaches aged 14 – 19 years until the 12th October. You can download the application form from the Boccia England website 'resources' page, or contact the Boccia England office for more information.We are also looking for clubs and mentors to support the young coaches; clubs will receive a small bursary to support coaches volunteering within their club. You can see a video of the 2012 Academy at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEcZ4bspvC8
What is expected of the Young Coaches? The Young coaches must commit to attending two National Young Coaches Academy training camps in 2013. The young coaches will be representing Boccia England at the camp in Loughborough; later in the year the young Boccia coaches will attend a Boccia Talent Squad training camp where they will work with our talented players and coaches.The young coaches’ only need to get themselves to the camp and provide appropriate care provision if required. The Young Coaches must nominate a mentor coach; the mentor will help them plan and deliver sessions in between the two training camps.
Background The NYCA is a joint venture with the Youth Sports Trust and Boccia is one of 10 sports who have been given the opportunity to nominate twenty young coaches aged 14 – 19 years to be trained at Loughborough University free of charge at a residential coaching camp on the 4th, 5thand 6thof January. At the camp the Young Coaches will be tutored by top tutors from around the country. There will also be a host of famous athlete role models there to give an athlete’s perspective on the coaching process. Last year we had Katie Story an ex-England rugby player, Mike Mullen previous world BMX champion and Guin Batten who won Olympic silver in rowing, to name but a few!Note: if clubs are interested in mentoring young coaches they are eligible to receive a small bursary to help support the young coaches’ development. Please contact the Boccia England office for more information. To apply please complete the form below or contact Matt Kendrick on firstname.lastname@example.org by the 12th October.