The Scottish Football Association

Development Award

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Clubs wishing to attain the Development Award will have demonstrated a commitment to creating a player pathway and to the development of players through a number of age groups including girls’ football. These clubs will have a minimum of four teams at four different age groups.

The Development Club should also demonstrate a link to local primary and secondary schools, providing school pupils an opportunity to train or play where a school team does not exist.

 

Criteria to be adopted before the Development Quality Mark can be awarded:

 

CriteriaDevelopment
Minimum number of teamsFour or more teams at four age groups
MANAGEMENT
 
Roles & responsibilities for committee office bearersSFA Quality Mark Tick
Record of all official MeetingsSFA Quality Mark Tick
Volunteer job descriptionsSFA Quality Mark Tick
Volunteer OfficerSFA Quality Mark Tick
Organisational StructureN/A
ConstitutionSFA Quality Mark Tick
ADMINISTRATION
 
Affiliation to Appropriate Governing BodySFA Quality Mark Tick
Affiliated to Local Sports CouncilSFA Quality Mark Tick Desirable
Bank AccountSFA Quality Mark Tick
Appropriate InsuranceSFA Quality Mark Tick
PLAYER & COACH DEVELOPMENT
 
Coach CoordinatorSFA Quality Mark Tick Desirable
Coach QualificationPer Team: At least one coach to have attained Level 3 Children/Youth certification
Remaining coaches to have attained Level 1 Children/Youth certification

Per Club: At least one coach to have attained the Goalkeeping certificate
Minimum Equipment
(Per Team)
One ball: one player
One set marker cones
One set training bibs
One first-aid kit
Minimum Coach: Player RatioChildren 1: 10
Youth/Adult 1: 20
Minimum Coaching: Game RatioOne Coaching Session: One Game
PLANNINGEssential For Development Level
 
Football Development Plan to include:Two Year
1. Coach DevelopmentSFA Quality Mark Tick
2. Volunteer Recruitment / DevelopmentSFA Quality Mark Tick
3. Player Recruitment / DevelopmentSFA Quality Mark Tick
4. Season scheduleSFA Quality Mark Tick
5. Links with Clubs/SchoolsSFA Quality Mark Tick
WELFARE
 
Adopt a child protection policySFA Quality Mark Tick
Player Welfare OfficerSFA Quality Mark Tick
All volunteers Disclosure CheckedSFA Quality Mark Tick
Health & Safety Policy

SFA Quality Mark Tick If applicable (i.e. Own or leased facility)

Safety checklist - Risk assessment carried out

SFA Quality Mark Tick

Codes of ConductSFA Quality Mark Tick
Qualified First- Aider(s)One per Team
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