Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK

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Ten Tips for Successful Funding

1 Read the pre-application guidance. Make sure you check that your application meets the criteria, and align your submission as closely as possible to the investors’ criteria.

2 Tell a story. There are so many applications for funding these days that what stands out is telling an anecdote about how your project or organisation really helps people. Detail how the funding will lead to sustainable delivery and the long-term impact the funding could have.

3 Think outside the box. Give your bid the ‘x factor’. How will you tackle a problem in a particularly creative or innovative way? Demonstrate how your project will tackle an old problem in a refreshingly new and effective way.

4 Contact the investor to check over the application or ask questions. This shows you are keen and using initiative, offers the opportunity for valuable feedback and most importantly builds a relationship with the investor, which in turn gives you credibility.

5 Leave plenty of time between submission and project start time. This allows you to troubleshoot the project if funding isn’t received and gives you time to make sure all key partnerships are in place and briefed to ensure maximum success.

6 Make it value for money. This helps to establish the viability of the project and is also an exercise that investors will expect you to go through. Include in the bid any monetary value that voluntary hours would add as this will increase their return on investment. Think about this – if it was your money, would you invest based on the returns expected?

7 Build relationships. Show that the funding you potentially could receive will not only impact on you/your organisation but also on the wider communities and any other partner initiative/programme.

8 Do your research. Do you know about other funding and organisations in your area? Can your project be linked to these initiatives? How will the funding you are applying for complement any local priorities?

9 How will you promote what you are doing? Think about including a brief statement in the bid about how you will promote the funding received, what the communication plan is and how you will promote the investor’s brand.

10 Check, recheck and check again. Make sure your spelling, grammar and maths are consistent throughout the document. Specifically reference the investor by their correct and full name throughout the bid. Keep copies of the submission, especially if it is an online application. Do not leave your application until near the closing date, try to apply in good time. Remember – your organisation may be unsuccessful with your first applications, but there’s nothing to stop you trying again, and many organisations are successful with subsequent applications.

 

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Level 3 volleyball coaches course – 2015

Volleyball England is delighted to announce that they are running the four-day Level 3 Coaching Course in Kettering during April 2015. The course will be split over two weekends, 11 & 12 April will be held at the Kettering Buccleuch Academy and  25 & 26 April will be held at the National Volleyball Centre. The course is a must for all coaches who are coaching competitive teams and want more technical and tactical understanding of the modern top level game.

One of the confirmed tutors is Craig Handford, who has previously delivered Level 3 courses. Audrey Cooper, Volleyball England’s Director of Technical and Talent said: ‘’Craig is an experienced volleyball coach and tutor.  His coaching experiences include junior and senior level clubs as well as the England senior women’s national team. Craig was responsible for the creation and leadership of the England women’s development programme which was based at Loughborough from 1997-2003.  It is a privilege to have Craig lead our Level 3 coaching course and to share his knowledge and lessons learned in developing teams at the top of the club and talent pathway.’’ 

Craig Handford commented: ‘’I am looking forward to tutoring what is Volleyball England’s flagship course. Coaches will come away with a deeper understanding of the technical and tactical components of the game in addition to planning and managing their team’s performance over a season. They will also understand the importance of developing their own coaching philosophy, which is critical in a coach’s development at a higher level.’’ More guest tutors and deliverers will be confirmed over time as we look forward to hosting the course alongside the Super 8’s competition in Kettering. In order to be eligible for the course each candidate must have held a Level 2 award for a minimum of one year and must be a registered coach of Volleyball England.

Among a wide variety of subjects the syllabus will include:

  • Training the setter
  • Match preparation and scouting
  • Building the side-out offence philosophy, rhythm and timing
  • Planning for the season
  • Transition play: block defence to attack

For more information please visit the Volleyball England Level 3 course page.

For help with funding please contact our Membership and Funding Officer via email:  i.poynton@volleyballengland.org or call: 01509 227711

For any other enquiries about this course please get in touch with Roman Neveykin, Workforce Officer via email r.neveykin@volleyballengland.org or call: 01509 227730

Volleyball course in Nottingham (Level1)

Please see below and attached information on an initiative that may be of interest to people who are looking to attend the Level 1 course.

By applying to be a part of this, candidates can attend a range of CPD courses and get £100 towards their Level 1 fee, meaning the cost would only be £50! The funding is however only available to candidates in the Nottingham City area.

Just as a reminder, the details of the course are:

Venue:                                                  Harvey Hadden Sports Centre

Dates:                                                   15th, 22nd & 29th January 2012

Cost for Nottinghamshire Residents:        £150 (£100 discount available to city residents on aspiring coaches scheme)

Cost for other candidates:                       £180

If you have any queries, please feel free to get in touch.

Volleyball Coaching Courses in the East Midlands 2012

There are 2 coaching courses being held in the East Midlands at the start of 2012, a Level 1 and a Level 2.  If you or someone you know would like to attend read on..

By applying to be a part of this, candidates can attend a range of CPD courses and get £100 towards their Level 1 fee, meaning the cost would only be £50! The funding is however only available to candidates in the Nottingham City area.

Venue:                                                  Harvey Hadden Sports Centre

Dates:                                                   15th, 22nd & 29th January 2012

Cost for Nottinghamshire Residents:        £150 (£100 discount available to city residents on aspiring coaches scheme)

 

For those that may be interested there is a Level 2 Coaching Course.. You must hold a Level 1 to be able to attend

Course:             Volleyball England Level 2

Venue:              Hermitage Leisure Centre, Leicestershire

Dates:               21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th January 2012

Cost:                £180

If you have any queries, please feel free to get in touch.

Types of Coaching Courses

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Below are the different courses that Volleyball England offer to their coaches, potential coaches and teachers. For more information on any of the courses, please contact Chris Stott, Coaching Development Officer c.stott@volleyballengland.org

VolleySport

This 4-hour course is designed for teachers with little or no experience of volleyball working at Key Stage 1

and 2 or coaches working with groups starting volleyball for the first time. The course aims to introduce candidates to the fundamentals of movement and sending/receiving skills through the development of basic tactical concepts for attacking and defending. Modified games of 1 v 1 and 2 v 2 are explored using a set of specially designed activity cards. With a strong emphasis on teaching methodology creative approaches to improving leadership skills through communication, use of rules, equipment and group/session organisation are explored. The course is not examined and an attendance certificate is awarded to those who complete the course.

For more information on this course, please Click Here.

MiniVolley

This 4-hour course is primarily aimed at secondary teachers (KS 3) or coaches who have an existing level 1 award or who have previously attended the VolleySport course. It offers an opportunity for candidates’ to progress knowledge and understanding by developing the 3-a-side (mini volley) format of the game. As the tactical complexity of the game is developed new skills are introduced providing a selection of possible solutions to the challenges that are encountered. The course is not examined and an attendance certificate is awarded to those who complete the course.

Super MiniVolley

This 4-hour course is primarily aimed at secondary teachers (KS 4) or coaches who have a level 1 award or who have previously attended the Mini Volley course. It provides the key link in the transition from small-sided games to the full 6-a-side version. Skills are advanced further in the context of a number of 4-a-side versions of the game that are used to introduce and explore a selection of tactical possibilities from both an attacking and defensive perspective. The course is not examined and an attendance certificate will be awarded to those who complete the course.

Community Sports Leaders Award

This 12-hour course prepares the Leader to be able to assist in the introduction of volleyball as a recreational game to a group of inexperienced adults or children in a safe, controlled and enjoyable manner. Basic concepts, skills and rules are introduced through progressive small-sided versions of the game. The course is not examined and an attendance certificate will be awarded to those who complete the course.

UKCC Level 1 Coaching Certificate in Volleyball

Volleyball England has now launched the UKCC Volleyball Level 1 and courses will be running from January 2009. The 1st4sport UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Volleyball is suitable for those who are new to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the game and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment. Assistant coaches should be committed to their own development and should be looking to gain experience whilst working with a coach who is already qualified at Level 2 or higher.

For more information on this new course, please Click Here

Volleyball England Level 2

The Level II award is a minimum of 24 hours and it prepares the coach who has some experience of competitive volleyball to plan, organise, and deliver a series of volleyball sessions in a safe and enjoyable manner to a group of adults or children. The course focuses on the development of basic tactics for the 6-a-side game and progresses the basic techniques and skills that were introduced at level I, with some introduction of specialist roles. Opportunities are provided for candidates to further extend their experience of practical coaching in a group setting and assessment is completed by a formal written examination.

Volleyball England Level 3

The Level III award prepares the experienced coach to deliver a programme of training sessions aimed at improving the technical and tactical performance of individual players and a team over a series of matches (season). The course also covers; game analysis and evaluation of performance, short, medium and long-term planning of training and competition, physical and psychological development of individuals and teams and coaching methodology. Opportunities are provided for candidates to extend their experience of practical coaching in a group setting and assessment is completed by formal written examination and group project work.

 

FREE Inclusive Coaching Courses being run in East Midlands

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Are you a coach delivering regular coaching sessions and committed to providng equal opportunities in sports coaching?

Our Typhoo Sports for All Disability Inclusion Course will give you the skills and inspiration to include disabled people in your coaching sesions.

The six hour theory and practical course is delivered in a classroom and sports hall.

Delegates will:

  • Learn the theory behind modern disability sport
  • Expererience an opportunity to participate in new activities
  • Develop their ability to adapt games and activities to include all ability groups

The course is sponsored by Typhoo Tea Limited.  The first 500 coaches to register their interest will be offered a free place. 

Please click here to register your interest.

For a flyer with more information please click here.