Lion Foundation Youth Yachting Scheme Swot Analysis

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Strengths

What have been the strong parts of the scheme over the last year? What parts of the scheme have worked for you?

The scheme has a strong vision which is clearly communicated. The scheme has a three year plan, that it is implemented and reviewed. The scheme is inclusive of sailors irrespective of the where they sail and their ability. The programme is well organised.

The programme is transparent and flexible.
The programme is broad and regular.
The programme takes into account the other demands on the sailor’s time. The scheme is affordable and seen as good value for money, with flexible options for paying. The organisers of the scheme are seen as passionate.

The quality of coaching provided is seen as high across the fleets. The scheme brings sailors from different classes together under one umbrella. The scheme provides a focal point for youth sailing in the region. The scheme makes good use of web, text and email to communicate scheme goals, objectives and activities. The scheme provides quality off the water coaching elements such as goal setting, sport psychology, hiking analysis, rules sessions, fitness testing, etc. The scheme runs quality holiday coaching clinics.

The scheme provides weekly coaching at different venues which makes it easier to access by a greater number of sailors. The scheme facilitates guest speakers such as those from Emirates Team New Zealand. The scheme is not just coaching the elite but is inclusive in its focus. The scheme offers sailors good support as they build up to major events. The scheme provides an opportunity for sailors to network with each other and with some of the leading sailors in the nation. The scheme fosters camaraderie between sailors from different clubs in the region. The scheme provides the opportunity for sailors to take on a leadership role in a team which in turn fosters the development of communication and interpersonal skills. The scheme...
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