The national youth coach is responsible for implementing the multi-year plan by providing training and coaching at elite competitions and courses, in line with the long-term philosophy and policy of the BSF, in order to achieve optimal results at the international level and the highest national level.
The national youth coach reports to the committee on sport-related matters. The national youth coach works together with the other coaches and specialist trainers involved in the squad's training and competition programme. The national youth coach reports periodically on the progress of the individual athletes on the basis of a personal development plan
1. Trains elite youth athletes:
- analyses individual and team performance;
2. Coaches during elite events:
- analyses opponents and draws up a competition plan;
- determines tactics in competitions in consultation with the other coaches;
- conducts pre- and post-event analyses.
3. Supervises the technical development of elite youth athletes:
- supervises, informs, advises and supports elite youth athletes with every aspect (technical, tactical, physical, mental) of their career development;
- discusses the athlete's progress and produces a written, end of year report;
4. Directs and manages the elite-sports youth support team/athletes:
- directs coaches/assistant coaches;
- ensures athletes abide by agreements in respect of rules of conduct and obligations imposed by the BSF.
5. Gathers, develops and shares knowledge on technical aspects of the sport:
- seeks out relevant scientific and other developments that can contribute to the performance of elite athletes and creates opportunities for implementing them;
- participates in and develops knowledge networks;
- works specifically and actively on his own development on the basis of a personal development plan.
- Attend the British open every year as the British team is selected from this tournament.
- Introduce your self to the team selected after the British open with a quick meeting.
- To run the British youth open.
- As the national Youth coach, you must attend the world championships. You will be in charge of the team from the minute they turn up at the airport until they arrive back in England. (Waiting for all parents or guardians as necessary).
- To get the team weighed in and coach them at National and home countries competitions.
- Disciplinary’s for fighters will also be for you to deal with and inform the President of anything that has brought the BSF into disrepute.
- Contact everyone selected either by a messenger group, phone or by email. Numbers and email address will be provided to you. This will mean contacting the parents and / or guardians.
- Run at least 2 national Youth team training courses, this can be done at the Centre of Excellence in Sittingbourne or where ever you see fit to run them.
- Attend courses that other coaches are running, this is to get to know everyone and for them to get to know you as National Youth coach (this is very important indeed).
- Provide national tracksuits, T-shirts and anything else you feel will be of benefit to the team. This can be done by getting a sponsor or each fighter paying for them separately. Speak with National coach of Combat Sambo and Sport Sambo so everyone is on the same page. (one uniform) or maybe something different for the Youth team.