THE CLUB ACTION PLANNING SCHEME (CAPS)
CAPS is an accreditation scheme which helps netball clubs function in the most efficient way ensuring the clubs offer a quality environment for all members. It is directly linked to Sport England’s Clubmark, which provides a national standard for good practice in the development of players, coaches, officials and volunteers, also helping to clarify roles and responsibilities within the club at all three levels Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Visit England Netball site for further information on the CAPS scheme
What is the Club Action Planning Scheme?
The Club Action Planning Scheme (CAPS) is a programme designed to captivate you and your netball club. It aims to support you to deliver a quality netball development programme and operate in line with best practice.
CAPS is aligned to the Sport England Clubmark accreditation scheme which is the only National cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
England Netball relies on volunteers and clubs to help us in all areas, and they make a huge contribution to the game of netball. We have developed a toolkit to help you pull together the evidence you will need to gain the accreditation and will show you key areas where you might need further work. We want to empower you to help increase the numbers of netballers in your local community, ensure you are providing a safe environment for your members and make sure important aspects of your club’s management are applied.
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.
Bronze CAPS is the first level, incorporating the Clubmark criteria covering the areas of safeguarding and protecting children and young people, quality coaching and officiating, competition, talent development, sports equity and good management. Bronze must be achieved before Silver or Gold.
Silver and Gold CAPS are about demonstrating further quality across the areas of coaching, officiating, and developing volunteers. If you achieve Silver or Gold, you are demonstrating that you have met the minimum operating standards required for Clubmark but have also demonstrated a further commitment to ensuring a club environment which provides a higher quality of coaching, officiating, leadership and volunteering opportunities for the young people at your club.
For general information regarding any of the Clubs listed or regarding the CAPs accreditation process please contact:
Jo Brewster on 07587 033637 or
CAPs is currently only available for Clubs with juniors who are U18. It is designed to ensure Clubs have qualified & CRB cleared coaches/umpires and are committed to development and good, safe practice.
Silver Level Clubs:
Team Beds Netball Club
Maulden Netball Club
Leighton Buzzard Netball Club
Bronze Level Clubs:
Bedford Community Club
Grangers Netball Club
Wilstead Netball Club
Chiltern Girls Netball Club
Luton Tornadoes Netball Club
Cranfield Netball Club
Westoning Netball Club