Recruit volunteer coordinators in each club to help increase the number of club volunteers so that club and coaching capacity can be increased.
Work closely with schools and Competition Managers to set up school-to-club links in each area
Work with the Surrey Schools Athletics Association and the School Sports Partnerships once coaches are in post
Encourage LA’s, through the local club, to help deliver and organise Star:Track schemes where none are in place, and support existing schemes
Work with clubs to achieve Clubmark
Encourage the Run in England programme and Leadership in Running Fitness courses.
Utilise flying coaches and mentoring schemes - with focus on Technical events to improve performance of athletes and coaches.
To work with FE institutes to identify athletes & volunteers, inviting them to train at the local clubs and become second claim members if already in the sport ‘at home’.
To work with England Athletics to identify who the current athletics coaches are at the universities, so that coaches can contact them directly when their athletes move to the university, enabling a communication link between the two coaches to help develop the athlete and keep them in athletics.
Coach and Athlete Development Days:
-Regular development days for coaches and athletes focusing on the ‘five ring’ model.
-Develop coaches in the clubs weaker events such as jumps and throws.
-Employ best practice coaching in every discipline and run workshops for other coaches.
-Coaches to bring athletes to train together at one of the best facilities within practical commuting distance, with some of the best coaches in the South
Develop local competition such as club open meetings (QuadKids) and event specific competitions
Decrease junior waiting lists through recruitment of volunteers
Establish links with local SSPs & higher education institutes
Create sustainable & regular athlete/coach development days within the network