The Training Forum, intended to bring together those involved in training and skill development within the region's boating community, has been relaunched as the Training and Development Forum. As before, the Forum will cover training, coaching and development for sailors of smaller sailing craft including dinghies, keelboats and windsurfers. All matters associated with racing sailing craft will also be covered.
Membership is open to anyone who has an interest
in training or development within the region and is certainly not
restricted to ‘qualified’ instructors or coaches.
of the meeting is very flexible and does not involve the traditional reading of reports, minutes etc. Reports from the
Regional Development Officer and High Performance Manager are
circulated beforehand and both of these post holders are usually in
attendance to answer any questions members may have. The aim is an evening of lively discussion about training and how it fits into other club activities.
Our aim is
to include at least one topic which attendees would
find useful in enhancing their own teaching techniques or which could
help in the development of their club or centre.
the first meeting we were treated to an interesting presentation about
coaching sail and rig tuning which was well received by both keelboat
and dinghy sailors present. In the past we have introduced a variety
of topics including…………. funding
streams, defibrillator use, coaching starting techniques, how to
become RYA club of the year! Amongst many others.
attendees find that the regular opportunity for networking with
like-minded people from other clubs is particularly invaluable and we
always give plenty of time for this.
moment we plan to hold 3 /4 meeting per year at various locations and
it is intended that some of the sessions will be practical water-based opportunities.
like you to encourage people from your club or centre to join the
forum mailing list and come along to at least one of our regular
meetings. We will be delighted to see you and hear your views about
club life in the North West.
further information or to join our mailing group simple contact Dave Eccles, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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