The Club Improvement Tool is designed to get you thinking about your club, where it performs well, and where there are opportunities to improve. For areas where you need help, the tool will generate a club improvement plan and signpost you to recommended resources to help you develop your club.
You can use the tool in different ways to help get more people involved in the running of your club. These include:
- Downloading the tool and discussing the questions in a meeting. You can use this to get a wider view of where you club is currently and start a discussion about your future.
- Asking different people to access suggested Club Matters resources. For example, you may want to ask different people to attend seminars or workshops based upon their role at the club, interests or skillset.
- Sharing the completed plan internally (e.g. with your wider committee to make sure everyone is involved and up to date) and externally (e.g. with your local NGB, CSP or local authority development officer) to see what additional support you can access.
- Using the Club Views tool to get the opinions of your players, members, coaches and volunteers. By using the Club Improvement Tool and Club Views together you will get a 360-degree picture of how your club is performing.
It’s easy to complete the tool and should only 15 minutes max. You just need to read each question and click on the statement that best matches your club’s current situation and where you would like to be in the future. For each section you can also add in any comments or reminders. Once you have completed the questions a short Club Improvement plan, together with a list of recommended resources, will be generated.
Once you have your plan in place the next step is to take action. Take a look at the suggested resources and book onto the relevant workshops and seminars. It’s also important to regularly review how you are progressing. Taking time to do this will make sure you are on the right track and show you how much progress you have made. You’ll be prompted automatically to review your Club Improvement plan periodically depending on the review period timescale you chose.
Finally, remember to celebrate your success. Club improvement is hard work so remember to enjoy what you’ve achieved.