Running Sport Workshops
Do you ever find yourself banging your head against a brick wall when trying to run your Club?
Now there is a solution which provides wholehearted support for the biggest hearted supporters of English sport - you, the volunteer. Sport England offers you Running Sport, the programme that equips you with the know-how and skills to be the best you can be at running your club.
Running your sports club needn't be an uphill struggle. The Running Sport programme is made up of workshops, booklets, and home study packs which advise you on almost all aspects of managing, developing and administering your club.
Whether you are a coach, official or administrator, you will find Running Sport is filled with tools, tips and techniques that you can begin to use from the moment you finish any part of the programme, and for long afterwards. It gives you practical solutions to the real problems you face day by day in running your club.
·Sports development planning
All you need to know to produce an effective development plan for your club
This workshop will help you to create aplan for your club to progress and grow. By the end of the workshop you will understand: The principles of sports development and performance pathways - so your performers can keep improving
- the principles of a planning process - so you know where to start and what to do next
- how to apply the principles of planning to sports development - so that it is relevant to your situation
- how to write a sports development plan for your own club - so your club knows where it is going and how to get there
· Funding and promoting your club
Find out how to raise the funds your club needs, and how to promote your club effectively
- Every sports club could use more money, and better publicity, which can attract both funding and members. This workshop provides practical ideas for raising funds from a range of sources, including fund-raising events and sponsorship. It will also help you identify how you can promote your club more effectively. At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- assess your club's financial needs so you know how much cash to raise and what it will be used for
- identify a range of fund-raising activities to help you bring in this money, and know which of these are realistic and achievable for your club
- recognise the key ingredients for a successful sponsorship proposal
- assess the promotional opportunities and requirements for your club
- select a range of techniques and tools to help you promote your club
· Planning for sports development
The basics of sports development, what it is and how to set about writing a plan (Introductory booklet only)
No time to go to a workshop? This booklet will give you basics of how you can plan for your club to progress. Planning for Sports Development will give you a broad overview of sports development and explain:
- what it means
- how to plan
- who can help.
· A club for all
This workshop will help you find out how your club can benefit by welcoming all sectors of the community.
You can assess how well you are doing at the moment and what else you could be doing to make your club more accessible to more people. That includes:
- young people
- those on low incomes
- older people
- disabled people
- people from black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities
- women and girls
· Sports facility development
How to prepare for a sports facility building project.
This workshop will help you through the early stages of planning a building project for your club. The main aims of the workshops are to enable you to:
- stand back to gain a broad overview of your proposed building project and make sure the major decisions are right for your organisation.
- explore what is involved in project planning, from sports development to a design brief and a business plan.
- identify the areas you will be able to manage yourselves and those in which you will need expert help and advice.
- action plan realistically to implement the project.
· Developing sporting partnerships/ Developing junior clubs
Helping schools and sports organisations to provide quality opportunities for young people to progress in sport
Young people are the future of sport, and it is important that they are able to move from sport at school to a more adult environment that is safe, effective, attractive to them, and that helps them progress in their chosen sport. This workshop focuses on two key areas in making this transition, and can be tailored to meet the needs of schools and/or sports organisations. The workshop will enable schools/sports organisations to:
- analyse the benefits of developing quality partnerships with sports organisations/a junior club.
- list the key factors in creating a sustainable partnership/quality junior club.
- identify who to involve in developing a partnership/junior club.
At the end of this workshop schools and sports organisations should be able to:
- plan to develop a partnership that meets the needs of young people.
- identify the types of resources available to support your partnership or junior club.
· Volunteer Management
'Making the Most of your volunteer workforce'
Volunteers are the lifeblood of all sports organisations. This workshop will help you to manage effectively the volunteers that are essential to the current and future success of your club. At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- build volunteer planning and management into your club structures
- support the role of volunteer co-ordinator within your club
- provide your volunteer co-ordinator with the tools they need to do their job effectively
If you would like to book onto any of these courses, or have other requirements not covered by the above courses contact the Active Sports Office on 0116 233 3037.