create a coaching section where clubs can share specific information about coaching
coach development is essential and there needs to be a central area on club website where coaches can go to. also most sports have a club coach coordinator who has a lot of information to share including news, articles, documents, videos and should be able to have their own area which they are in control of.
We are looking into this idea.
In the meantime we have started to compile relevant coaching information on our blog.
Mick Lee commented
As a Domestic Union of North Midlands RFU, Greater Birmingham RFU thinks this is a great idea.
The link could be through the Constituent or Domestic Union.
Nik Bentley commented
Totally agree on this - my Hockey club would like to be able to set something up that links back to England Hockey and what they are doing
Terry Smith commented
I also agree that this is long overdue and would add that it should ideally be a more generic capability to create internal club sub sections that span selected teams and or roles. For example (a) there could be a general coaches area that is then split down into senior, junior and minis sections (b) there could be a managers or staff section.
Each section could have its own news, events, shared "reference" pages and documents. It would also be useful if a few recent versions of pages and documents were stored.
Neil Foxhall commented
As David Raeburn says, www.clubwebsite.co.uk already has a free coaching corner. I have to say that although I think the customisation of Pitchero is better than Clubwebsite, their content sucg as this, the news ticker, and season archive does make me wonder whether I should have stuck with Pitchero this year
Ian Gould commented
If you get this idea off the ground, it would be worth talking to the RFU and other organisations as they may be able to link their content to your site. It would save individual clubs having to rely on busy volunteers to update every individual site.
The RFU Coaching Academy is a very useful resource already, along with other information often buried deep within the website.
If we can save time and avoid duplication it would be a real bonus.
Mike Hayman commented
It would be great to be able to download all coaches information into a CSV so they can be managed and updated with qualifications, produce reports, and send to county reps and authorising officers. Generally, the more information that could be stored (eg coaching level, licence numbers) the better. Could just use the notes section, but to make use of it, it needs to be downloadable. I think the articles and documents provide good information sharing, but being able to link it to individual coaches, and engaging the coaches through other means, would be easier with export or enhanced functionality.
Harry Reilly commented
Absolutely agree, the development of any sport stems from the quality of the coaches and as such is should be the next progression for the Pitchero.
There is an earlier suggestion that Dropbox be used however access to these online folders is blocked by many corporate/local authority web browsers. This would stop coaches who are working in schools rugby (and are most likely club coaches as well) having any access to the content.
a coaching section that would allow a club coach co-ordinator/development officer a chance to include content for coaches to access would be hugely beneficial to the development of players at every club using Pitchero
lee addison commented
Graham Mann commented
Improving the quality of sports coaching is essential to offering value to playing and parent members and is therefore vital to sports clubs future sustainability.
Kelly (Club Secretary) commented
This would be great addition, I have seen the clubwebsite feature and this is a definitely a plus point. Would be very useful to add and share coaching ideas with our club coaches and other clubs too.
Gerard Hargreaves commented
I think this would be a great idea for coaches and clubs.
David Raeburn commented
Your competitor Clubwebsite has now added an excellent coaching section for free to all its members websites. Here is an example: www.clubwebsite.co.uk/perrywoodsportsfc/coaching/view
Can you do something similar? Perhaps with the ability to add personalised content?
Julian Daddy commented
Rather than using a website which is clunky and often is hard to update I would advise using something like Dropbox - www.dropbox.com This is a cloud storage sharing and all your coaches can be linked to it and get updates automatically downloaded to their PC/ Mac and on smart phones/ tablets when someone adds something.
To the user it acts just like a folder on a computer and is free for up to 2.5Gb of data. If users can not download Dropbox as an app you can just share a link with them to take them to the info you want to share.
David Parslow commented
Robert Claiborne-Dixon commented
I couldn't agree more. We have had a request for a Coaching Section too and would more than welcome it's addition which is long overdue.
WWAFC Admin commented
Definitely need a coaches section, that you can add news articles and documents to and add the coaches to the page as you do with players on the team pages. Looking at work arounds adding them on as an additional team, but would have to come under one of the mini soccer, junior or senior sections. Need them to have there own section.
Martyn Lewis commented
Newbridge mini rugby put all info in CLUB INFO & LINKS.
I went into SPONSORS DOCUMENTS ETC. Added an ARTICLE called COACHING HELP then put links in here. Used TRANSLATIONS to change title on homepage from CLUB INFO to RULES COACHING ETC. Have a look by googling TEGDEMONS
Rachel Holliday commented
Absolutely a good idea as we had such an area on our old bespoke website.
I have thought as a work about to add a team "Coaches" to the club profile, and authorised "Player" membership for the team "Coaches" to club coaches and allow only those people access to the news items etc.
Tom Owen commented
Could be used extremely usefully to all coaches. Particularly if given the ability to share info within each club
Deric Newman commented
An excellent idea that would be welcomed by Club Coaching Co-Ordinators across the land!