Class Development Program
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Who should complete the application form on behalf of my club?
A: Club official or committee who is responsible for junior/youth training.
Q: Why do we need to fill in an individual form for each class? That means I have to fill out three forms......
A: As training is provided on a class by class budget the frequency of training at any one venue may differ.
Q: Our club already has a club coach, can Yachting NSW pay our club for our coaches time?
A: No, unfortunately this does not enable Yachting NSW to achieve our goal of providing coach development support at clubs.
Q: Who will be coaching at our club?
A: It is the aim of Yachting NSW that a Yachting NSW/New South Wales Institute of Sport Youth Sailing Team coach will attend each venue at least once during this program. Clashes with dates and other scheduled training may occur so suitably qualified and experienced coaches will be appointed.
Q: Do we need a large RIB to meet the requirement for providing the coach boat?
A: This depends on the class that you are applying for coaching support. For example if you are applying for Optimist coaching a small dinghy is sufficient as opposed to 29er coaching where a larger, quicker boat is required. It is however, essential that the boat provided is in good working order so that training isn’t compromised.
Q: If we do not have a suitable coach boat what can we do?
Q: Is there a minimum number of participants?
A: Each application will be reviewed in its own circumstances. As a guide the decision will depend on the following:
- Whether the Yachting NSW Class Budget has been supplemented by that class.
Note – if you don’t think you have enough numbers to be sustainable, you should apply in cooperation with other clubs from your region. Yachting NSW may request this if required.
Q: Does the training have to be on weekends
A: No, Yachting NSW will be as flexible as possible to meet your clubs needs subject to coaches being available and the program budget. Examples of ‘non traditional’ training that clubs may wish to adopt are – Midweek training in school holidays, midweek training after school (during daylight savings time)
Q: If we have small numbers in our class fleet, what are the ‘regions’ defined as?
A: North Coast (Tweed to Coffs Harbour)
Mid North Coast (Coffs Harbour to Forster)
Hunter (Port Stephens to Gosford)
Sydney Harbour (East of Harbour Bridge)
Upper Harbour (West of Harbour Bridge)
Southern Sydney (Botany Bay/Port Hacking)
Illawarra (Lake Illawarra – Jervis Bay)
South Coast (Ulladulla to Eden)
Q: When does our club have to apply by?
A: Application for the 2012/13 Season close on May 25th 2012
Q: Applications close on May 25th, why so early?
A: The logistics of planning training under this program are immense. By clubs nominating their dates early the following can occur:
- Yachting NSW can secure coaches before they commit to other opportunities
- Securing coaches early means that they can plan their season ahead easier
- Yachting NSW can confirm dates with clubs, ensuing that clubs can plan around training dates when finalising their sailing calendar
- Clubs have the ability to request pre season/winter coaching support to decrease conflicts during the season if they wish.
Q: I’m a coach/instructor and I want to coach as part of this program, how do I apply?
A: If you wish to be a part of this program as a coach please fill out and return the following application form below.