England Netball’s Club Action Planning Scheme, otherwise and more commonly known as CAPS, is a scheme devised to help netball clubs function in the most efficient way, with least long-term hassle. It is directly linked to Sport England’s Clubmark scheme and it’s all about good practice in the development of players, coaches and umpires at all levels.
Why is CAPS good for your club?
CAPS is a fantastic club development tool which enables you to develop a wide range of areas within your club. Working towards CAPS helps you to:
- Increase your membership numbers and retain them in the club
- Ensure you have the right amount of duty of care, adopting good practice for your young members
- Addresses important aspects of the club management
- Develop coaches, umpires and volunteers
- Develop links with local schools in your community
- Raise the profile of your club
- Finally, it asks you to plan how you want to improve your club and help delegate those actions
CAPS has three levels of accreditation: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
How does my club register?
There is no charge for registering for the CAPS scheme. All you need is a commitment to development and good, safe practice.
Register your club for CAPS by completing the CAPS Registration Survey.
Your regional office will then be in touch to explain the next steps and your Netball Development Officer will contact you to arrange a time to meet you to go through what is required.
For more support be sure to check out the CAPS resources and downloads.