Sport and Recreation New Zealand Officials ForumMay 2010
SPARC Strategic Plan 5 key priorities: • Young New Zealanders • Grassroots Sport • Recreation • Partner Capability • High Performance
Key SPARC Documents SPARC Strategic Plan Community Sport Strategy Volunteer Stragegy/Plan Coaching Strategy/Plan Officials Strategy/Plan
PARTICIPATE (Lifelong) EXCEL PERFORM Integrated sport and recreation system TiD LEARN EXPLORE Sport and Recreation Pathway
Community Administrator Community Official Community/Regional Coach Participation Athlete Performance Athlete Performance Coach Performance Official Performance Administrator Community Athlete Performance and Competition Paddling Programme” coordinator Club CRNZ Regional “Performance” Coach Level 4 Modules Recreational Paddling Options Sprint Marathon Ocean Ski Multisports Surf Life Saving Canoe Polo Slalom Swimming Pool programmes Sea Kayaking CRNZ management HP Manager Director of Coaching Executive officer Performance Paddler programme 19yrs + NZ Championships Club CRNZ Performance Official Level 4 Olympics World Championships World Cups CRNZ Performance Coach Level 5 Competitive Paddler programme 17yrs + NZ & Club Championships Club Youth Olympics Junior World Championships Trans Tasman U23 HP Squad U19 TiD Squad CRNZ Performance “Competition Coach” Level 4 CRNZ Regional “Competition” Coach Level 4 Modules CRNZ Performance Official Level 3 or 4 National TiD development camps U17 Trans Tasman Emerging Paddler programme School & adult age Club & Regional Club Emerging Olympians programme Yr 6-8 students Yr 9-13 students School CRNZ management Director of Coaching Executive officer CRNZ Community “Development” Coach Level 3 Modules CRNZ Performance “Competition Coach” Level 4 Emerging Olympians Programme coordinator School/club CRNZ Community Official Level 1 or 2 Introductory Paddler programme School & adult age Club Events Club Future Olympians Programme coordinator School/club CRNZ Community “Introductory” Coach Level 2 Package Future Olympians programme Yr 6-8 students Yr 9-13 students School CRNZ Whole of Sport Framework “Have a Go” programme Yr 6-8 students Yr 9-13 students School CRNZ “Have a Go” Coach Level 1 Package “Have a Go” programme School & adult age Club Starting Out
Key Role of Officials (for comment) The role of officials in an NSOs whole of sport plan is to: ‘Provide a fair and safe competition environment’
National Officiating Strategy (2003) • Vision and Goals • Guiding Principles • Strategies • To provide quality training to officials • To provide quality support and resources for officials and officiating • To improve public perception of officials and officiating • Critical success factors • Outcomes • Increase in numbers • Increase in quality • Improved support and recognition
SPARC Website - Questions • How many of you have accessed the officials section of the SPARC website? • What materials do we have on the website? • What materials have you used? • What is missing? • Is it the right information to help? (both NSOs and individuals) • Long term, how should SPARC develop this website?
SPARC Website • http://www.sparc.org.nz/en-nz/communities-and-clubs/Toolkit-for-Officials/ • Role of officials • Development toolkit • Learning areas (resources) • Articles of interest • Glossary • http://www.sparc.org.nz/en-nz/high-performance/Officials/ • Research • PM Scholarships
PM Officials Scholarships • Up to $250K invested annually, approx 15 – 20 scholarships • Group and individual scholarships • A lot of applications are declined – applicants don’t understand the programme, applications are vague and programmes are not linked to criteria below • There are relatively few constraints; • Officiating on the world stage (elite level) • Development/learning/accreditation • Process – applications, SPARC processing, moderation
PM Officials Scholarships - Questions For discussion in the last session: • Are the criteria appropriate? • Does the PM Scholarship Programme benefit the right officials? If not, how can processes be improved to do this? • What steps can be taken to ensure the scholarships maximise the benefits for sports? • Are there lessons from the Australian experience?
Other Considerations • What are your needs? • Does SPARC have a role in meeting these? • What are your expectations of SPARC? • What expectations are or are not being met? • Where should officiating and official development fit in SPARC’s planning? • What are the joint learning opportunities for officials and coaches? • Are there lessons from the Australian experience? • Future planning - vision v realism