Stockport Metro - Club Link
The 'Club Link' is a coaching programme run by Stockport sports trust through Stockport Metro and is aimed at swimmers between the ages of six and eleven and are within the first two stages of the 'LTAD plan fundamentals' and 'Swim Skill' stages.
Each coach link session costs £2
Swimmers will be asked to gradually increase the amount of sessions attended as they develop.
Swimmers will always be encouraged to keep links with their local club attending both training sessions and local competitions.
Swimmers will be allowed to 'Link' with the programme for a duration of 3 months before being required to become a dual member of both clubs.
A meeting will take place every Friday between junior and senior coaching staff to discuss the development of each swimmer. If any coach would like to discuss the progression of their athlete they need to contact the caoching office on 0161 480 5138
It is vitally important that within the 'Club Link' model there is a protocol to deal with swimmers being put forward for the programme and during it.
The following procedure should be followed:
Contact Stockport Metro coaching office on 0161 480 5138 and ask for Michelle Toole, Olivia Fitton or Richard Blackshaw to inform them there is a swimmer of suitable age and ability.
You will need to provide the Stockport Metro coaching staff with details of the swimmers current standard.
Should a parent contact Stockport Metro directly regarding the 'Club Link' programme, one of the coaches will contact the coach of the athletes local club to inform them.
An assessment session will be arranged for the swimmer at which point they will be advised on the next steps to take for their individual development.
This protocol is aimed to place each swimmer in an appropriate group during assessments. Allow each programmes 'Club Link' swimmers to be recorded and processed with 'Swim North West' for evaluation of the efficiency of the link and each individual programme.
Any Saracens swimmers interested in the 'Club Link' should speak to Kevin Nuttall.