I thought this better suited to the community part of the forum as it will affect this game more than any other
Posted Today, 08:15 AM
I recently received the information below and it makes very interesting reading
ACADEMY U16 - U19
A three tier Academy structure will be developed with 4 year Licenses
Up to 8 Category 1 Full-Time Academies.
Up to 8 Category 2 Part-Time Academies
Unlimited Category 3 Education Academies
The Academy structure will require clubs to identify a strategic approach for how the club want to develop players within the resources that it has available.
Academy U15 and U16
Category 1 Academy will operate and manage the full coaching and games programme for up to 40 players registered as scholars in an U15-U16 Academy. Players will progress from the community club environment to the professional club and be dual registered with the community club. Only Category 1 clubs will be able to operate professional club registered scholars. A Category 1 Academy will operate at two age groups U15 and 16 and support a minimum of 4 Player Development Centres at U12-U16 to underpin the system and support the development of community environments.
Category 2 Academy will operate a U16 Foundation Academy and manage a player’s programme of coaching and games through the introduction of a Playing Tariff, for players identified at U16. Each player will be retained within the with community environment. The professional club will support the community club coaches through establishing a Player Development Centre at U15 and U16.
The Foundation Academy and will be able to access up to 20 players for a programme of development and games within an agreed window outside the community playing season. Players will remain registered with the community club with up-to 5 players per club registered with the professional club and managed through the Player Tariff.
A Category 2 Academy will be required to operate and support a minimum of 4 Player Development Centres at U12-U16.
Category 3 Academy will operate in partnership with an education institute (FE College, school, Specialist Sports College, private school) where the players are registered in the community environment. Category 3 will not have scholars registered and will be required to establish Player Development Centres with community clubs and schools.
Category 1 Academy will recruit up to 30 professional players into the Academy. The Academy programme will be required to operate a minimum a minimum 30 hours with players registered on supporting education programmes. (AASE will be the minimum standard of provision. Or alternative models with appropriate A levels and BTEC provision provide a structure curriculum) Players must receive Minimum Contract Value.
Category 2 Academy will be able to recruit up to 25 professional players into the Academy. The Academy programme will be required to operate part-time over a minimum of 15 hours. Players must receive Minimum Contract value and will be in education training or work.
Category 3 Academy will recruit up to 25 players in partnership with the education partner. A structured curriculum must be provided to support the development of the player. As a late development model, Category 3 Academy should aspire to providing a high quality environment with a minimum of 10-15 hours or contact time.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTRES U12-16
Community Clubs and Schools can be accredited as a Player Development Centre (PDC).
The accreditation process is open for any club to aspire to meet the standard or can be accredited through a partnership with a professional club.
Player Development Centres will provide high quality coaching, and deliver a curriculum that supports the development of the player that is appropriate to the age and stage of development of the players.
All players will be profiled and monitored to ensure that each player reaches their full potential.
The Player Development Centre will replace the Service Area programme for talent identification and development.
The aims are to address the relative age effect, retain more players, and identify those players ready to progress into the talent development environments.
A critical objective is that the PDC does not remove the player from their current playing and development environment but seeks to improve the coaching and playing programme within the community clubs and schools.
Player Development Centres are initial part of the Rugby League performance pathway to help raise coaching and playing standards nationally for players in the U12s to U16s age groups.
The PDC will provide a high quality performance coaching programme aimed at improving technical and tactical knowledge, core skills and strength and conditioning.
Player Development Centres will be the mechanism through which professional clubs can identify, profile and develop potentially talented players for entry into the Academy environments whilst supporting the development and retention of players in the community environment.
Professional clubs can utilise resources, curriculum and tools from the RFL or develop and implement their own programmes within national guidelines.
Edited by terrywebbisgod, Today, 08:27 AM.
Now I know why I have a retired Guide Dog as a pet!
Mr. Gent updated the rationale behind the Policy Review and where we are at the moment. Mr. Gent further advised that, at the recent Community Board, there was a general agreement of the direction of travel.
Mr. Gent further noted that the paper will be discussed in the following forthcoming forums; Championships Clubs Forum (2 July), SLE (Europe) Ltd (7 July), RFL Council (23 July) and finally, the RFL Board (31 July).
It was noted that, if, at the forthcoming SLE (Europe) Ltd meeting, the Policy Review is rejected, then further consultation will take place however, the SLE clubs cannot make a standalone decision, as the Policy Review is a whole game solution.
Mr. Gent introduced Mr. Rotheram to the meeting, who presented a brief update on the structure and format of the Player Development programme.
Please note that an additional Youth & Junior Management meeting has been scheduled for Saturday 26 July 2014
** NB: There is also a Community Board meeting this month prior to 31st July **
So we get the Championship Clubs, SLE, Community Board and the RFL Council all to give it the "Thumbs Up", put it to the Y&J Management Group on the 26th July and tell them its a done deal, they all agree and the RFL Board can rubber stamp this one the following Thursday, very efficient!
And people think the RFL really take in to consideration what the Amateur clubs think?
Well the first demonstration of power from the NGB is about to be cast upon us I feel.
Edited by LordCharles, 09 July 2014 - 09:20 AM.