Saturday, June 5, 2021

Partnership Opportunities for Coaching Futures Class of 2021 - 2023

Following the successful implementation of the “Coaching Futures” coach apprenticeship opportunity in 2012 and 2016, Scottish Swimming is looking for interested clubs, programmes and centres to form partnerships for the next iteration of the programme: 2021- 2023.

Coaching Futures is sportscotland’s performance athlete-to-coach apprenticeship scheme.  The aim of the programme is to assist Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport to utilise the experience of performance athletes and create opportunities for them to transition into coaching.  The apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ by focusing on the development of coaching practice.  Apprentices will be given time to learn through guided-study and by working alongside experienced coaches with support from a coach developer.  Above all, Coaching Futures provides the opportunity to learn actively through experience and gives the apprentice the tools to self-direct and regulate the development of their emerging coaching practice.

Interested clubs/programmes/performance centres should in the first instance provide an expression of interest, made in writing, via email to the Scottish Swimming National Coach, Alan Lynn a.lynn@scottishswimming.com, stating why they are interested in hosting the apprenticeship. Expressions of interest are to be received no later than 12 noon on Monday 14th June 2021.

Full details of the partnership opportunities can be found HERE.