Constitution in line with the NSRA's “model Club constitution “ format

This needs to be reviewed on a regular basis to take into account changes in legislation and policies. 
Copies of the constitution should be lodged with the NSRA.
This can be done via the Membership Portal by the Club Secretary.

The Model Constitution and Rules can be downloaded from the NSRA Website:

 

Performance Club Criteria

Policies & Procedures
It is important that a club keeps itself up to date in respect of its policies and procedures both for the well being of its members but also for financial and legal security.
  • Firearms safety on club premises (NSRA Rules of Shooting)
  • Vulnerable adults and children (Safeguarding Courses from UK Coaching or via Local Sport Partnerships (NSPCC)
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Disability
  • Risk Assessments
Home Office approved
Has current Home Office approval (if appropriate to disciplines covered)
NSRA affiliated
Affiliation to the NSRA provides the club with benefits such as insurance, access to coaching schemes, legal assistance in respect of firearms legislation, representation with the national government
County affiliated
Clubs are required to affiliate to the respective County association as part of the club affiliation process.

County Associations provide support for clubs both in the provision of competitions but also as a direct link into the governance of the NSRA  via the Shooting Council

 

Club Development Plan

A Club Development Plan allows you to think about your club, where it performs well, and where there are opportunities to improve. If you are applying for funding you will need to produce one to show the club has thought how it wants to develop. It needs to be reviewed on an annual basis as priorities may change.

It does not have to be complex but you should review where your club is now and use the plan to identify where you want to be. Contact the coordinator if you require any assistance in this: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Stage 1 - Club Self Assessment

Coaching
 
Response
Does your club regularly review its coaching structure?
 
Level 1
We don't review our coaching structure or have a plan to develop our coaches.
Level 2
We sometimes look at the coaching structure to see if it is appropriate and take action.
Level 3
We regularly review the coaching structure and have a plan to make sure we have the right coaches with the right qualifications/experience.
Level 4
We regularly review the coaching structure and have a coaching development plan. We regularly ask our players / members what they need and our plan is informed by this.
Do you have a coaching development plan?
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
We know coach development is important but we don't have a plan to make sure this happens regularly.
Level 3
We could do more to support our coaches with their development and recognise their efforts.
Level 4
We support our coaches with their development and recognise their efforts.
Talent Development
 
Response
Does your club have an approach for supporting its talented members/players?
 
Level 1
We don't currently know what to do to support talented individuals as they come into the club.
Level 2
We try to develop talent ourselves but we aren't sure how we work with talent pathways within our sport.
Level 3
We are familiar with how talent pathways work for our sport and are looking to work more closely with our National Governing Body to support talented individuals as they come into the club.
Level 4
We understand clearly how talent pathways work for our sport. We work closely with our National Governing Body to support and develop talented individuals as they come into the club.

 

Potential Coaching Development Plan

Responsible Committee Member
With specific accountability for maintaining and developing the quality of club instruction and coaching and maintaining links to pathway activity
  • Leads on Coach Development
  • Liaises with County Coaching Organizer, Regional squads and NSRA
Qualified NSRA Club Instructors
Must have at least 1 qualified and be currently licensed
  • NSRA Coaching Scheme
    Contact County Coaching Organizer to run course
  • Club provides assistance towards qualification
Qualified NSRA Club Coaches
Must have at least 1 qualified and be currently licensed
  • NSRA Coaching Scheme
    Contact County Coaching Organizer to run course
  • Club provides assistance towards qualification
Qualified NSRA RCOs
Sufficient qualified RCOs to support shooting activity
  • Develop In House Programme run by Club Coach
  • Club provides assistance towards qualification
Instructor and Coach recruitment
Club actively recruiting members to become coaches and instructors
  • Encourage members to become qualified
  • Club provides assistance towards qualification
Continuous Development of Instructors & Coaches
Regular activities to maintain and develop the skills of club instructors and coaches.
  • Ask experienced coaches  to pass on their knowledge in areas such as use of SCATT, equipment modifications, Disabled shooting
  • Ask County Coaching Organizer to hold Coach Development Days
    Club provides assistance towards attendance

 

Linked to other Talent development organizations in region

Links to regional squads/British Shooting Talent Network (if available in region) or equivalent structures enables you  to feed athletes into the system allowing them to develop to the highest level.

Are you aware of  the regional squads, who is the contact, what do they do?

NSRA is updating the information on the regional squads. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for contact details for your regional squad.

 

Regional Squad liaison
Regular communications with the relevant regional squads
A two way process
Current Shooter Pathway(s)
Current Shooter Pathway(s) clearly communicated within the club and to outside organizations
Essential to allow progression
Talent network participation
Attendance at network events and active promotion of the network (if available)
Great place to exchange ideas
Disabled Shooting
Links to disability shooting organizations to actively promote disabled pathways
These groups have a lot to offer your club
Chat Groups
Provision of chat forums or other opportunities for athletes to share information on training, etc.
Be aware of Social Media issues
Liaison with nearby Performance and non-Performance clubs and organisation
Awareness of who these clubs and organizations are e.g. shooting clubs, Pony Clubs, Cadets, Scouts, Guides, etc. With regular sharing of information
These may become your future membership

 

How do we apply for Performance Club status?

  • Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details of the criteria your club will need to meet, and the application form
  • Fill in the Application
  • Assemble a portfolio of evidence to match the criteria
  • Send in the application form and evidence by email to:
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If you don’t meet the criteria we will help put together an action plan to help your club get there.

We will require a brief yearly update on activity at the club and a 3 year report on activity to renew.

 

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