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BTBA Coaching Plan - A vision for the future of our sport
23 May : 15:03  by Andy Penny
Following on from a positive reception at the AGM I am delighted to share with all our members the coaching vision for the future of our sport.

The document highlights the key points, and once the new BTBA website is launched the full version will be available.

yours in sport

Andy Penny
Director of Coaching

Coach Education Pathway
10 May : 05:22  by admin
This document details the information required for coach qualification and progression through each level. The current BTBA Certification structure is this;

*Three certification levels are ETBF compliant and carry participation and subsequently full coach status:


Following attendance at a course an ETBF Participation certificate will be issued and upon successfully passing the post-course online test they will receive BTBA Coach Certification. In order to participate in the next level a coach must satisfy the relevant criteria for their current certification and achieve the necessary C.E.Us (continued education units) and deliver the requisite number of coaching hours. ONLY on completion of CEUs and monitored hours will coaches be awarded full ETBF Coach Status.
Participation and Certification Procedures

Continued Professional Development Program

To maintain the quality of coaching standards in our country we require coaches at all levels to ensure that they keep their knowledge and skills up to date. This will be achieved through a series of enhancement seminars held regionally each year as well as delivering a minimum number of coaching hours.


Each enhancement will also count towards your annual coaching hours. This chart highlights the type and number of enhancements for each level.

Enhancement Module Topics

Fast Track Option (*)

Once a coach has achieved the required enhancements, they can gain CEUs by assisting at future enhancement and current level courses.

In exceptional circumstances the Director of Coaching and the Director of Sport Development (or equivalent titles) jointly reserve the right to allow individuals on a case by case basis to fast-track one or more levels. This can only be considered by written application.

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13 Apr : 11:21  by admin

In our continuing efforts to update our member services, the safeguarding and protection of our students and pupils, especially children, is of paramount importance.

We need to maintain our credibility within the wider sports community and raise awareness for everyone
who wishes to have lessons and coaching sessions,that they do so in a safe and protected environment.

We have started the process by introducing the annual license renewal which enables us to check
individual status via the DBS online update service and provide insurance cover for coaches, instructors and officials alike.

In the light of recent events in other sports we have decided to speed it up further, by bringing forward the deadline date for the renewal of all old “White Licenses” to August 31st 2017.

This means that all white license holders must apply for a new license to begin no later than
1st September 2017 in order to continue coaching.





Additionally, all instructors/coaches who hold “Phase” or “T” (transition) status must update their coaching knowledge to either FUNdamentals Coach or Foundation Coach status before the end of 2017 to continue coaching from 1st January 2018.

It is vital that all our dedicated coaches have the most up-to-date knowledge and skills so that we have consistency across the country.

We understand that this acceleration may cause some concern, we have created several methods to
enable you to complete that process on time and maintain your status teaching a sport that we know you have a great love and affection for.

I’m sure we would all agree that this is especially necessary in YBCs where the protection and safeguard of all our children is, of course, our primary concern.


We would like to offer all current white license holders who intend to carry on coaching and wish to renew, the following payment options:

If you can pay the whole amount by bank transfer or debit card in advance you will receive a 5% discount please do so as soon as possible to facilitate course bookings, preferably before 31st May 2017.
All courses will take place between MAY and NOVEMBER 2017

If you would like to pay by instalments we offer the following choices:
FUNdamentals Foundation / ETBF Level 1
One-off payment: £65 One-off payment: £195
2 x instalments: £35 x 2 2 x instalments: £105 x 2
3 x instalments: £25 x 3 3 x instalments: £70 x 3
4 x instalments: £55 x 4
Please be aware that full payment in advance is required for us to be able to book suitable venues.

Buy a Level 1 place – receive a FUNdamentals place FREE for yourself (not transferable)
Buy a FUNdamentals place pre-September 1st 2017 – receive a voucher for £30 OFF a Level 1 place for
yourself within 9 months of attending the FUNdamentals course.

Buy 2 Level 1 places – get 1 x FUNdamentals place free for a YBC instructor of your choice
Buy 3 Level 1 places – get 1 x Level 1 place free for a YBC Coach of your choice
Buy 3 FUNdamentals places get 1 FUNdamentals place FREE for a YBC instructor of your choice

ALL offers can be used in conjunction with the payment plan options above
ALL offers apply to ALL bookings made before December 1st 2017

for Course Options click here


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BTBA Foundation / ETBF Level 1 Course - Shipley
02 Apr : 14:50  by Neil Hunter

New Coaching Candidates:

- Michael Goodwin

- Dean Walker

- Keira Reay

- Chelsea Williams

- Natalie Tagg

- Curtis Hooper

- Phil McCabe

New Coaches from BTBA Foundation / ETBF Level 1 Course
19 Mar : 20:25  by Neil Hunter

New Coaching Candidates :

- Nick Longworth

- Bob Wren

- Ryan Castro

- Neil Castro

- Leeroy Copping

- Peter Leeke

- Tracy Lofty

- Anthony Andrews

- Jodie Green

- Steve Herbert

- Nick Causer

- Alan Wills

- Graham Ellis

- Paul Watson

Why Renew Your DBS Now
18 Mar : 18:02  by Neil Hunter
The BTBA Require all Licensed Coaches & YBC Officials to be Registered with the DBS Update Service.

The BTBA have made this process very easy, if you are not already registered with the DBS Update Service, apply for a New DBS at no cost and the BTBA will register it on your behalf with the DBS Update Service

if you apply for a Coaches or Officials Licence and your application does not meet these requirements your Licence application may be rejected and you will need to submit a new application.

please apply for your DBS now and save yourself the headache later.

the information below has been taken from the DBS website

" How long a DBS check is valid?
A DBS check has no official expiry date. Any information included will be accurate at the time the check was carried out. It is up to an employer to decide if and when a new check is needed.

Applicants and employers can use the DBS update service to keep a certificate up to date or carry out checks on a potential employee’s certificate.
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Safeguarding and more
21 Feb : 13:52  by Lee Hart

At the coaches conference an overwhelming amount of people voted in favour of using the Educare Safeguarding for Sports and Active Leisure for their Safeguarding Program. The on-line learning incorporates:

  • An introduction to Child Exploitation
    Child Protection in Sport and Leisure
    Preventing Bullying
    Equality and Diversity
    First Aid Essentials
    Food Hygiene & Safety
    Online Safety
    Safeguarding Adults
    Safeguarding Young People
    An introduction to Safety in Clubs
    Safer Recruitment
    Personal Safety

Quoted at £11 per person Lee Hart has managed to skim another £1 off this price meaning that your club coaches and officials can now buy these programs for just £10.00.

With Safeguarding being a mandatory topic and club coaches and officials must have Child Protection in Sport and Leisure as a minimum, this program offers so much more.

Shortly there will be a new button on the "Coaching Course" page and when you register you get 12 months access to your own page where you can select as many topics as you want to study whether it be one or ten! Once you have completed a certificate it lasts for two years so we are asking you to spend £5 per year to keep your knowledge up to date.

What are you waiting for?
DBS & DBS Update Service
18 Feb : 14:23  by Neil Hunter
All licensed BTBA Coaches and YBC Officials require a suitable DBS certificate.

it has been suggested in the past to register yourself with the DBS update service,

however, when you request a DBS application pack from the BTBA,
tick the box "Please Confirm That You Agree to use the DBS Online Update Service"
and the BTBA will register it on your behalf.

Being registered on the DBS update service allows the BTBA and anyone you give permission, to check if there has been any changes since your certificate was printed, also there is no need to make any further applications as long as you remain a volunteer.

you can request a DBS application pack here

13 Feb : 17:09  by Lee Hart
FUNdamentals course Special Olympics go to coaches club website and sign up today.....

Date to be confirmed but very soon....

12 places available

Stuart Watson and Phil Cox to arrange delivery...
13 Feb : 17:08  by Lee Hart
FUNdamentals course Torquay; go to coaches club website and sign up today.....

Date to be confirmed but very soon....

Five people waiting seven more spaces available....

Nick Causer are you up for delivering this? If there are more than six people you will need an assistant.......
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