- Info For Coaches
Minimum Standards of Deployment
All coaches need to have certain knowledge and skills in order to coach safely and effectively and be able to help children, players and athletes at all stages of their development. The knowledge and skills a coach needs to have/develop depends on:
- Their role (e.g.) coach/assistant coach
- Who they are working with (children, young people, adults)
- At what level they are working at (e.g participation/playing sport, to helping someone perform at an elite level)
- What environment they are working in (e.g. community setting or in a school)
The recommended Core standards that apply to all coaches are:
- agreed minimum age
- appropriate qualification
- relevant insurance cover
- enhanced CRB or Scottish disclosure check
- commitment to: a coaches code of conduct, equality, participant welfare, and health and safety. SCUK Coach Code of Conduct info
sports coach UK & North Yorkshire Sport recommends that coaches continue to undertake the following current courses (or their NGB equivalents):
- Safeguarding & Protecting Children
- Equity in Your Coaching
- How to Coach Disabled People
First Aid: The requirement for an up to date First Aid certificate is not currently included in recommended Minimum Standards. However, First Aid is a requirement for many National Governing Body coaching awards and coaches should check with the relevant National Governing Body to confirm the requirements for their sport(s). Other organisations employing and deploying may also require this as additional training, but it will depend on the activity and setting in which the coaching is to takes place. North Yorkshire Sport works in partnership with First Rescue Training to deliver First Aid workshops to Clubs & Coaches.
North Yorkshire Sport works closely with Private Providers of Coaching in Schools - the following guidance is for Schools and Coaching Providers:
Work is being done nationally to agree coach development pathways, and identify minimum standards for deployment, including safeguarding requirements. We support this in North Yorkshire and are working with our partners to develop the understanding in implementation of minimum standards of deployment for coaches across North Yorkshire.
More information on this work will follow as it develops.
The link below will give you the latest info regarding Minimum Standards of Deployment:
North Yorkshire Sport supports a variety of professional courses to help coaches gain some of the knowledge they need in their coaching/club administrator roles. Many of the courses on offer cover "good practice" topics, such as 'Safeguarding & Protecting Children' and 'Equity in Your Coaching'. Clubs who are working towards or maintaining a Clubmark or NGB accreditation for their club must have club personnel who have attended some of these courses. Please see our Coach Education page for further info.
Safeguarding in Sport
For more information on Safeguarding in Sport, including example policies and procedures, sources of further advice, and who to contact if you have a concern, we have a Safeguarding section on the North Yorkshire Sport website Please click here for info
Vetting and Barring Information
- New definition of 'regulated activity'
- Legal requirement to check the 'barred lists' for people in some roles
- Single disclosures being sent to individuals only
- Possibility of continuous updating of disclosures