Strategy & Development Plan

As part of our ongoing commitments to the club, this is our development plan that outlines our aims for the club and where we will be focusing our activities. It is also available to download here.
Please take a look and forward any comments to the Club Captain: captain@nullchestertri.org.uk

Previous development plans can be viewed and downloaded from the links at the bottom of this page.

General

Objective
Target
Actions
Manage Club Governance by Management CommitteeComply to the objectives set out in Club Constitution & Club PoliciesMaintain connections with Sports Recreational Alliance & Review of club policies and procedures by year end
Foster Succession for continuityIdentify suitable candidates for management & event roles

All junior coaches & junior volunteers to hold valid DBS certificate

Observe and support

 

Monitor and action if/when required

Development
Development of Club GovernanceAchieve TriMark Club Accreditation – SilverReview and define deliverables to meet Silver status over next 24 months
Provide Management Committee members with relevant and important club infoDevelopment of Club Operating procedureAscertain relevant info and develop by year end and continue

Review January 2020

Finance & Administration

Objective
Target
Actions
To have stable & transparent finances to allow club to operateClub Funds to remain stable year on year and identify risk areasMonitor income and outgoings
Ensure club has sufficient savings to cover one year operational costsReview club finances prior to AGM
 Ensure administration is up to dateAffiliations /Club/Star Marks/UK Cycling
Contact details BTF/Club websites
Development
Look at long term ambitions for the club to aim forEstablish Finance subcommittee to scope feasibility of future club activitiesPlan and review
Align club account with TriMark Silver requirementsComplete Audit of all club accountsEngage with independent auditor and complete within 24 months

Review January 2020

Club Membership

Objective
Target
Actions
To encourage the retention of membersGreater than 70% of members renewCater for all abilities S/B/R
Encourage potential members to join clubExplore various avenues to welcome new members
Encourage team spirit within members and increase the PR of the ClubIncrease 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

Benefits for MembersDiscounts for Members at local stores

Reduced rate at BTF

Promote on Website & explore new options at local gyms
Development
Encourage new and senior member participation at social eventsSocial events to be well attendedAdvertise and Welcome
Improve kit options to membersLong sleeve tri kitReview designs and deliver

Review January 2020

Coaching

Objective
Target
Actions
Ensure coaches are suitably trained & qualifiedFurther training / qualification where requested / necessaryBTF 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 teamMonitor and provide support.Regular communication encourage feedback
Ensure there are sufficient numbers of coaches in junior & senior sections & consider mixing coachesCoaches & succession plan for both sectionsCoach 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 ChecksAll coaches to have DBS checksAll personnel to have completed their DBS Checks by year end
Development
Develop skill sets for club coachesEnsure the members are receiving dynamic & imaginative coaching

Swim Smooth 3 day course for Technique Lead Coach

Progress 1 or 2 active coaches to BTF Level 3 qualification

Deliver Emma Brunning Swim Smooth Coach Course (March ’19)

Plan and deliver

 

Plan and deliver

Review January 2020

Training Sessions

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

Ensure safety of all sessions

Swim / Bike / Run team leaders

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

Encourage newcomers and assist participationProvide support for newcomers & help develop skills & knowledge of TriathlonWelcome new members and promote the club
Promote club interaction and team spirit; maintain interest in training by varietyOrganise:

International Spring Camp

UK based Spring Camp

UK based Autumn Camp

Plan and deliver:

Mallorca Camp

Lake District

Lake District

Development
Other disciplinesInclude Brick / Transition Sessions

Include S&C Sessions

Nutrition Awareness

Foam Rolling

Yoga

Plan and deliver

Review January 2020

Swim Section

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

  • Monday & Friday evenings
  • Wednesday mornings
  • Saturday & Sunday

Sessions based on 10wks blocks using Swim Smooth methods

Display session times on Website & Facebook

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

Include coached Open Water sessions as part of trainingSessions to start in summer monthsPlan and deliver
Development  
Improve swimming technique for membersHighlight weaknesses in stroke and to aid improvementsEmma Brunning Swim Smooth Coaching Courses planned for March ‘19
Increase sessions availability to membersTrial Monday morning session at City BathsPlan and deliver

Review January 2020

Bike Section

Objective
Target
Actions
Provide weekly opportunities for members to maintain & develop bike skills & fitness at three levelsProvide 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 & sessionTeam entry into local Sportive event, host Velodrome session & Marsh tracksIdentify event/session & promote
Provide Time Trial / bike handling specific sessions across all abilities & distancesPromote group rides during race season in TT friendly environment, eg Deeside Ind EstAssign leads, sessions & promote during race season. Marsh tracks
Development  
Improve safety during bike rides / sessionsProvide recognised First Aid training for bike leads & members

Navigation workshop

Plan and deliver

Review January 2020

Run Section

Objective
Target
Actions
Provide weekly run sessions for members at 3 levels: Advanced, Intermediate & BeginnerSessions 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 single & team participation at local eventsMen’s & Woman’s teams to regular compete in local events inc. Borders League, Multi Terrain Race Series & XC etcPromote series / leagues on Website & Facebook. Provide coach for travel to events
Development  
Increase awareness of proper running technique and injury preventionNew coaching techniques are delivered to members

Classroom session on approach to track/running speeds

Run technique workshop at Total Fitness (April ’19)

Plan & Deliver

Increase members at Track sessionsProvide Track beginners sessionsPlan & Deliver
Improve quality and safety of run sessionsProvide run leads with proper trainingPlan & Deliver

Review January 2020

Juniors

Objective
Target
Actions
Welcoming & non-elitistWelcome all children from the age of 8Training sessions to be suitable for all abilities
Juniors Section ‘Exec Team’Mirror the senior club set up to encourage strength in depth of leadershipAdmin. / Finance / Leader / Coach roles
Regular team meetings
Encourage Team SpiritImprove communication with members/parents Weekly newsletter (Simon Greenwood)  
Encourage more volunteers, maintain existingMaintain database of contacts (Simon Greenwood)
Organise races:
• 1 triathlon
• 1 duathlon/aquathlon  yearly
Successful triathlon events

Team Kit, Social Events, Annual Prizes

Plan events & include key roles with volunteers
Pathways to develop into senior clubJuniors to feel welcome in senior sessions when appropriate encourage older juniors moving up to senior sessionIdentify suitable sessions for older juniors & invite them

Invite junior teams to Relays

Financially break evenCorrectly charge for use of facilities
Safe & accredited club, to be recognised as a well run clubMaintain BTF Star accreditation and Clubmark statusAwareness and coherence of policies via BTF & associated websites
Development  
Ensure juniors have enough coachesIncrease number coaches at junior sessionsAdvertise, support and maintain
Jenny Meadows Run Workshop

Emma Brunning Swim Workshop

Chester Swim Club Classes

Review January 2020

Events

Objective
Target
Actions
To provide opportunity at all levels  for participation in Triathlon & endurance related sports
  • Deva Olympic & Half Distance
  • Deva Divas (Ladies Only Sprint)
  • Junior Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquathlon
  • Dee Mile Swim
  • Christleton 5K Run
  • Host Borders League Fixture
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 ClubAll events to be financially stableProfits from events to be used within the club: equipment, capital projects & event(s)
Development 
Continue success of Club AquathlonsIncrease number to 4 Aquathlon events across summer. Each event to >99 participantsPlan & Deliver

Review January 2020

Club Communication

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

Weekly Newsletter & Local Press

Social Media

Regular updates including Results/news/events etc

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Development  
Communicate with members on all topicsComplete survey & review feedbackPlan & Deliver
NewsletterExplore new content ideasE.g. Membership profiles & link to blogs
InstagramDevelop contentAssign Instagram account owner

Review January 2020

Previous Development Plans