Richmond Knights are pleased to be launching our ‘Leadership Academy’ for the 2015-16 season.
The objectives of this exciting new initiative are:
- To provide our young players with training and experience that will develop their leadership skills both on and off the basketball court
- To enable our players to develop a greater understanding of the game.
- To develop the quality and quantity of coaches and officials within our club in order to continue our success and meet the demands of our ambitious development programme.
Starting from as young as year 6, members can work their way through the 5 stages of the programme, earning RKBC clothing, credits towards sessions and even have the opportunity to be paid as Richmond Knights assistant coaches and coaches. Throughout the programme, Richmond Knights coaches will provide training and mentoring, as well as arranging Basketball England courses for our members to acquire NGB referee, table official and coach qualifications.
We are now inviting our members to apply for ‘Stage 2: Leader’ of our Leadership Academy Programme. If you would like apply, please complete the 2015-16 Leadership Academy Information Letter and return to your head coach by Friday 11th September.
The 5 stages of the RKBC Leadership Academy are as follows:
|STAGE 1||JUNIOR LEADER||Year 5/6 assisting at a lower school session||Selection to Stage 2|
|STAGE 2||LEADER||50hrs volunteering (club/school sessions/holiday camps)||Assist at 1 weekly School/Club Session||Leader T-shirt (at start of programme)|
|Attend RKBC Coach Training||Assist at Holiday camps||Knights Lanyard & whistle (at start of programme)|
|Level 1 Ref/Table Official||Official at School Tournaments and CVL/NL Games|
|DBS (if over 16)|
|STAGE 3||ASSISTANT COACH||As above, plus:||As above, plus:||COACH T-Shirt/Polo|
|Level 1 Coach||Assist at 1 weekly school/club session||Credits towards RKBC sessions|
|Attend RKBC Coach Training||Assist at Holiday camps|
|80hrs volunteering (club/school sessions/holiday camps)||Deliver a component of a session|
|Level 2 Table Official|
|First Aid Qualification|
|Safeguarding & Protecting Children|
|STAGE 4||ASSISTANT HEAD COACH||As above, plus:||As above, plus:||Shooting Shirt|
|Level 2 Coach||Plan & Deliver components of each session||Hourly/Daily Coaching Pay Rate|
|Level 2 Referee|
|1 term School/Team Session placement & assessment|
|Assistant Coach/Official at CVL/NL Games|
|STAGE 5||HEAD COACH||As above, plus:||As above, plus:||Coach Track-suit|
|Working towards Level 3 Coach||Plan & Deliver Entire session/s||Hourly/Daily Coaching Pay Rate|
|CPD Courses/qualifications||Manage team of assistant coaches/leaders|
|Coach/Official at CVL/NL games|