The following are frequently asked questions from those involved in Coaching West Yorkshire. If the answer to your question is not below, please feel free to contact West Yorkshire Sport by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 0113 393 9950 and we will endeavour to answer your queries.
Why Should i register with Coaching West Yorkshire?
Registering on Coaching West Yorkshire will enable you at access a 'one stop shop' for information on coaching, right across the West Yorkshire.
It will enable you to:
You don't have to be a qualified coach to register, anyone with an interest in coaching can sign up to receive information.
Am I suitable to apply for coaching opportunities offered by Coaching West Yorkshire?
On Coaching West Yorkshire you will find paid roles (see Current Positions availble) or volunteer coaching opportunities (log in and see Find Opportunities - under 'Do More'). Whether you are suitable will depend on the role and your qualifications and experience. However, if the answer to any of the following questions is yes, then you should think about registering with Coaching West Yorkshire:
How do I access the benefits on offer from Coaching West Yorkshire?
Register and complete your details on the quick profile. Once completed you will then be part of Coaching West Yorkshire and helping us provide a better coaching support structure. While you don't need to complete all the details on the online application to register, the more details you provide the better able we will be to offer the right benefits and opportunities to you. Your 'Quick Profile' will take just a few minutes to complete.
What services do you provide other than coaching opportunities?
We provide opportunities to attend training courses, continuous professional development (CPD) courses - see our course calendar - and help and advice to all who need it.
Is there any age restriction for registering with Coaching West Yorkshire?
Yes, due to regulations Coaching West Yorkshire is only available to those over 16 to join. There is no upper age limit for joining and we welcome people from a wide range of sports, ages and backgrounds.
How can I get help registering?
Try our Help Registering page, where you will find a link to a short online tutorial and other tips to help you.
What is Coaching West Yorkshire?
Coaching West Yorkshire is an online based coaching system to assist the recruitment, employment and deployment of coaches across the county, and in doing so create a career path to help professionalise coaching and increase the quality of the coaching delivered in West Yorkshire. It is also a one-stop shop for information on coaching. It is being developed and implemented by West Yorkshire Sport, the county sports partnership, in conjunction with our local authority and other partners.
How can I get answers to other questions I may have?
If the above explanations do not answer your queries on the agency, please contact Coaching West Yorkshire by either emailing your query to email@example.com or by phoning 0113 393 9950.
What are the benefits to providers from registering with Coaching West Yorkshire?
By providers, we mean clubs and other organisations. The potential benefits for provider are:
Cab you provide a coach to deliver sessions for us?
No, we are not a coaching provider. However we can help you look for coaches by advertising any jo=b opportunities you have or helping you promote any volunterer coaching opportunities that you have available through our website - see the 'Information for organisations' section for full details.
Do Coaching West Yorkshire check the qualifications etc of coaches?
No, we do not have the capacity to check the qualifications and experience of coaches, and the responsibility for checking qualifications, minimum standards and undertaking relevant safeguarding checks lies with the organisation employing or deploying the coach to make sure they are suitable for the sessions they will be delivering.
However Coaching Leeds and Calderdale Council do keep an approved list of coaches / coahing providers that have had their qualifications and other details checked. See the 'Quality Assurance Shcmes' page under Working as a Coach for details of these schemes.
What will it cost to register with Coaching West Yorkshire?
Are my details public?
No. To gain access to Coaching West Yorkshire a user must have an account; no personal information can be accessed on Coaching West Yorkshire without an individual login created by a system administrator. Our system is part of the national CoachWeb system, but your details are only available to partners in West Yorkshire. There is no single file or document that can be downloaded, stored on a memory stick or emailed to third parties.
Who can access my details?
Any partner organisations that you link-up or "Affiliate" with may access you details. So if, for example, you currently coach in Leeds but wanted to be available for coaching work in Calderdale, you could request that they would be able to see your details. However, it is the coach that chooses which 'affiliate' has access to their details. To manage which organisations have access to your details you may log in and navigate to the "Tailor Our Service" section of your application form.
If you want to be available to coach outside of West Yorkshire in another county that operates CoachWeb, you can ask to have your details made available in that area too.
Also if a coach registers their interest in an opportunity throught the website, their email address is shared with the opportunity provider so they can contact the coach about the opportunity.
Why am I asked for so much information at once?
There is only one CoachWeb system and so West Yorkshire Sport has joined a network of organisations in sport that are using a centralised coach database.
In terms of the amount of details requested, you can choose how much to complete. Filling out your Quick Profile should only take a few minutes.
For coaches not looking for coaching opportunities, the additional details (training, experience, training needs, etc) is used to help us build up a better picture of coaching provision and the coaching workforce within the county. It will also help us tailor the support we can offer by knowing what coaches need in terms of CPD. These will be used collectively for research and planning our support, and to ensure coaches get to hear about development opportunities that are relevant to them. Again it is the coach that chooses whether or not he receives updates on training, coaching opportunities etc from us by selecting the relevant options on the 'Tailor our Service' page.
Where is my information stored?
The CoachWeb servers are in the UK mainland hosted by a company called Rackspace (www.rackspace.co.uk). CoachWeb is run by an organisation called Byng Systems (www.byng-systems.com) who own the software code and run maintenance on the server.
What security measures are taken to protect my information?
The CoachWeb servers run enterprise Cisco firewalls to prevent unauthorised access to the systems and database. Furthermore externals tests are run against the system to validate the security of the systems. For more details queries please direct your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.