Strategy & Development Plan

General

Objective
Target
Actions
Development of Club Governance Better understanding on the principals of Governance

Aspire & maintain good Governance

Training with Sports Recreational Alliance

Sign up to Voluntary Code of Good Governance

Foster Succession for continuity Identify suitable candidates for management & event roles Talk, watch, encourage individuals & assign Second in Command at Events.

Completed January 2017

Club Welfare

Objective
Target
Actions
Development of Club Welfare 1. Assign new Welfare Officer position 1. Integrate new Welfare Officer
2. All coaches & volunteers to have DBS checks 2. Relevant personnel to have completed their DBS Checks by year end

Finance & Administration

Objective
Target
Actions
To have stable & transparent finances to allow club to operate Club Funds to remain stable year on year and identify risk areas Monitor income and outgoings

Complete independent review on Club Accounts

Ensure club has sufficient savings to cover one year operational costs Review club finances prior to AGM
 Ensure administration is up to date Affiliations /Club/Star Marks/UK Cycling
Contact details BTF/Club websites
Development
 Demonstrate Club Value  Develop Club Asset Register Assign lead, deliver & Discipline leads to complete regular audit / monitor condition of equipment & replace if required

Quarterly budget review completed February 2017

Development June 2017

Club Membership

Objective
Target
Actions
To encourage the retention of members Greater than 70% of members renew Cater for all abilities S/B/R – Continue social events – varied events’ calendar
Encourage potential members to join club Increase 20-30 AG membership by 20% Explore various avenues to welcome new members
Encourage team spirit within members and increase the PR of the Club Increase participation in Club Championships

Participation in National Club

Championships/Relays

Encourage team entries

Encourage members to wear club kit

Social Events

End of Season Party & Awards

Publicise & promote Summer & Winter League / Club Championships

Encourage people to join BTF

Max 3 swims for non-members

Plan, Promote & Deliver

Benefits for Members Social Events
End of Season Party & Awards
Promote on Website & explore new options
Development
Volunteering Section Assign new Volunteering coordinator Ensure all Events have sufficient volunteers

Develop a Volunteer Database for effective management & control

review July 2017

Coaching

Objective
Target
Actions
Ensure coaches are suitably trained Further training / qualification where requested / necessary BTF 1 & 2 course dates / identify potential new coaches.
Club to fund relevant training.Provide relevant courses e.g. First Aid & Risk Assessors.
Recognise the efforts of our coaching team Monitor and provide support. Regular communication encourage feedback
Ensure there are sufficient numbers of coaches in junior & senior sections & consider mixing coaches Coaches & succession plan for both sections Coach Co-Ordinator to monitor.

Encourage members & parents to undertake coach training (if required).

Recruit coaches to replace any leaving

Ensure Club meets BTF Criteria for DBS Checks All coaches to have DBS checks All personnel to have completed their DBS Checks by year end
Development
Coaching Management Club coaches are managed effectively Implement Coaching Coordinator
Develop skill sets for club coaches Ensure the members are receiving dynamic & imaginative coaching Identify suitable courses

review July 2017

Training Sessions

Objective
Target
Actions
Weekly coach led activities for all disciplines/abilities Regular sessions providing for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced

Ensure safety of all sessions

Swim / Bike / Run team leaders

BTF 1 & 2 course dates / identify potential new coaches.
Club to fund relevant training. Provide relevant courses e.g. First Aid & Risk Assessors.
Encourage newcomers and assist participation Provide support for newcomers & help develop skills & knowledge of Triathlon Identify coaches to lead and book venues

Carry out Risk Assessments for any new training sessions

Leaders to work with Coach Co-Ordinator to deliver athletic programme for club

Promote club interaction and team spirit; maintain interest in training by variety Organise: e.g. UK & International based training breaks, Swim/Bike/Run events Welcome new members and promote the club
Ensure Club meets BTF Criteria for DBS Checks All coaches to have DBS checks Plan & Deliver
Development
Other disciplines Include Brick / Transition Sessions

Include S&C Sessions

Nutrition Awareness

review July 2017

Swim Section

Objective
Target
Actions
Provide regular coached swim sessions for members Sessions to be held on:

  • Monday & Friday evenings
  • Wednesday mornings
  • Saturday & SundaySessions based on 10wks blocks using Swim Smooth methods
Display session times on Website & Facebook

Sessions will focus on building strength power, endurance & speed.

Development    
Include coached Open Water sessions as part of training Sessions to start in summer months Risk Assessment, Assign coach & Promote session
Include a Video Analysis for members Highlight weaknesses in stroke and to aid improvements Explore location, interest from membership, cost and format
Improve Coaching techniques Help coaches skills to deliver to members Swim Smooth Coaching Courses to be explored

review July 2017

Bike Section

Objective
Target
Actions
Provide weekly opportunities for members to maintain & develop bike skills & fitness at three levels Provide weekly group rides & social meets

Weekend rides in Winter
Weekdays rides in Summer

Provide Thursday evening Turbo sessions throughout the off season

Promote sessions on Website & Facebook

Recruit more active leads & involvement of coaches

Encourage team participation to an event & session Team entry into local Sportive event & host Velodrome session Identify event & promote
Development    
Provide sessions to members on proper ‘Bike Fit’ Increase awareness to beginner and intermediate level Develop course criteria and target members.
Provide Time Trial specific sessions across all abilities & distances Promote group rides during race season in TT friendly environment Eg Deeside Ind Est Assign leads, sessions & promote during race season.
Increase link with other local bike clubs Will help more advanced riders to take advantage of sessions Discuss possibilities with other clubs
Provide bike handling sessions to members Improve skill set for our cyclists Identify session location (eg Marsh Tracks) & promote
Provide recognised training for bike leads Cycling UK workshop enrolment Explore costs and availability

review July 2017

Run Section

Objective
Target
Actions
Provide weekly run sessions for members at 3 levels: Advanced, Intermediate & Beginner Sessions to be held on Tuesday & Wednesday evening

Sessions based on Periodized training plan

Regular ad-hoc sessions (e.g off road)

Promote sessions on Website & Facebook

Track sessions are based on a 6-8 week block and targeted to individual range of paces (e.g 10K, Threshold & Half Marathon)

Identify & Encourage new ideas. Promote on Website & Facebook

Encourage team participation to an event & session Men’s & Woman’s teams to regular compete in local events inc. Borders League, Multi Terrain Race Series & XC etc Promote series / leagues on Website & Facebook
Development    
Provide members with club session for longer distances (>10 mile) including off road. Implement a weekly long run session Assign Run Lead(s) and promote on Website & Facebook. Develop session to be included into Club Calendar
Increase awareness of proper running technique and injury prevention New coaching techniques are delivered to members (e.g. Video Analysis) Explore courses for club coaches & deliver sessions to members
Increase members in Women’s XC team Ensure Women’s XC team has good numbers throughout XC season Encourage participation within the club. Target Multi Terrain Race Series as an introduction.

review July 2017

Juniors

Objective
Target
Actions
Welcoming & non-elitist Welcome all children from the age of 8 Training sessions to be suitable for all abilities
Juniors Section ‘Exec Team’ Mirror the senior club set up to encourage strength in depth of leadership Admin. / Finance / Leader / Coach roles
Regular team meetings
Encourage Team Spirit Team Kit, Social Events, Annual Prizes  Weekly newsletter (Simon Greenwood)  
Encourage more volunteers maintain existing Improve communication with members/parents Maintain database of contacts (Simon Greenwood)
Organise races:
• 1 triathlon
• 1 duathlon/aquathlon  yearly
Successful triathlon events Plan events & include key roles with volunteers
Pathways to develop into senior club Juniors to feel welcome in senior sessions when appropriate encourage older juniors moving up to senior session Identify suitable sessions for older juniors & invite them  Invite junior teams to Relays
Financially break even Correctly charge for use of facilities
Safe & accredited club, to be recognised as a well run club Maintain BTF Star accreditation and Clubmark status Awareness and coherence of policies via BTF & associated websites

review July 2017

Events

Objective
Target
Actions
To provide opportunity at all levels  for participation in Triathlon & endurance related sports 1. Deva Olympic & Half Distance 2. Deva Divas (Ladies Only Sprint) 3. Junior Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquathlon 4. Dee Mile Swim 5. Christleton 5K Run Event teams to plan, deliver, succeed & take credits Club members encouraged to volunteer at events Promote races via BTF/Tri News etc
Historical & Award Winning events to stand on their own and showcase Chester Triathlon Club All events to be financially stable Profits from events to be used within the club: equipment, capital projects & event(s)
Development  
Existing & potential new events Deva Divas to run a Quadrathlon event alongside Triathlon

Dee Mile be included in the   Global Swim Series for 2017

Explore hosting the following new events:
• Novice only triathlon
• XC Duathlon
• Aquathlon Series

Plan & Deliver

Identify Event Leads

Event Management & Succession planning Introduction of Second in Command at Events; knowledge sharing & reduction in planning & other workloads Race Directors Group to review, plan and deliver

review July 2017

Club Communication

Objective
Target
Actions
Share club communications easily and effectively to the members Website www.chestertri.org.uk

Weekly Newsletter & Local Press

Social Media

Regular updates including Results/news/events etc

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Development    
Redesign new Website Ensure website is modern and easier to administrate Assign sub committee & deliver new website
Communications Management Club Communications managed & controlled effectively Assign new Communications Officer
Newsletter Explore new content ideas E.g. Membership profiles & link to blogs

review July 2017