If we receive National Academy status, do all coaches need to be working within this ‘National Academy programme’ or can they continue to work in other aspects of the wider programme that we already deliver at our centre?
We expect coaching staff to be committed to delivering the National Academy programme and this is likely to be full time. However, there may be exceptions to this and if the applicant wishes to propose a model where coaches work across two programmes then they should outline it in their submission. It is likely that this element will then be discussed and scrutinised if the applicant is shortlisted. Ultimately, the LTA panel will need to be confident that the coaching model can ensure the centre can meet the objectives of the programme.