The Scottish Football Association

Community Award

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The key objective of the Community Club Award is to ensure that participants are encouraged to stay with the club and continue to play, train and compete at their chosen level whilst developing a sense of community belonging.

 

These clubs will have a minimum of eight teams representing children, youths, adults and girls/women.

The club should also seek to identify talent, develop it, and produce young players capable of performing at their maximum level.

 

Criteria to be adopted before the Community Quality Mark can be awarded: 

 

CriteriaCommunity
Minimum number of teamsEight or more teams - representing children, youths, adults, and girls/women
MANAGEMENT
 
Roles & responsibilities for committee office bearersSFA Quality Mark Tick
Record of all official MeetingsSFA Quality Mark Tick
Volunteer job descriptionsSFA Quality Mark Tick
Volunteer OfficerSFA Quality Mark Tick
Organisational StructureSFA Quality Mark Tick
ConstitutionSFA Quality Mark Tick
ADMINISTRATION
 
Affiliation to Appropriate Governing BodySFA Quality Mark Tick
Affiliated to Local Sports CouncilSFA Quality Mark Tick Desirable
Bank AccountSFA Quality Mark Tick
Appropriate InsuranceSFA Quality Mark Tick
PLAYER & COACH DEVELOPMENT
 
Coach CoordinatorSFA Quality Mark Tick Essential
Coach QualificationPer Team: At least one coach to have attained Level 3 Children/Youth certification
Remaining coaches to have attained Level 1 Children/Youth certification

Per Club: At least one coach to have attended the Level 4 Children/Youth award.
At least 10% of coaches to have attended SFA course on Physical Preparation
Minimum Equipment
(Per Team)
Speed & agility equipment
One ball : one player
One set marker cones
One set training bibs
One first-aid kit
Minimum Coach: Player RatioChildren 1: 10
Youth/Adult 1: 20
Minimum Coaching: Game RatioOne Coaching Session: One Game
PLANNINGEssential for Community Level
 
Football Development Plan to include:Two Year
1. Coach DevelopmentSFA Quality Mark Tick
2. Volunteer Recruitment / DevelopmentSFA Quality Mark Tick
3. Player Recruitment / DevelopmentSFA Quality Mark Tick
4. Season scheduleSFA Quality Mark Tick
5. Links with Clubs/SchoolsSFA Quality Mark Tick
WELFARE
 
Adopt a child protection policySFA Quality Mark Tick
Player Welfare OfficerSFA Quality Mark Tick
All volunteers Disclosure CheckedSFA Quality Mark Tick
Health & Safety PolicySFA Quality Mark Tick If Applicable (i.e. Own oe leased facility)

Safety Checklist - Risk assessment carried out

SFA Quality Mark Tick

Codes of ConductSFA Quality Mark Tick
Qualified First- Aider(s)One per Team
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