The Academy aims to develop and challenge Young Coaches, encouraging them to learn from coaches from multiple sports, develop a coaching philosophy and to support Young Coaches access coaching opportunities in the community with the support of a mentor.
The CYCA was one of just ten piloted nationally in 2013-14 through our work as a lead partner for Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering, with the Youth Sport Trust. After an extremely successful pilot we have been able to further develop the CYCA programme since and we continue to work with Living Sport, the County Sport Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and Anglia Ruskin University Sports Science department as a key delivery partners in this project.
The Academy provides a pathway from school/ college leadership and volunteering programmes into coaching and possibly a career in sport by bridging the gap between school and community systems and signposting to further opportunities. The Academy is aimed at young people aged 15-18 years that want to develop as coaches, gain coaching qualifications or training and are committed to actively coaching within a school and/or community setting. Sessions take place once every half term/ 6 times a year and are held in school holiday, evening or at a weekend at a central venue. A wide range of topics are covered and may include the following; training needs analysis, high quality coaching, FUNdamentals of movement, coach observation sessions, first aid, diet & nutrition.
These are our 2016/17 recruits, we are looking forward to seeing who applies this year.