Club development

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Cultural Trust is committed to helping all of our local clubs reach the Scottish FA Quality Mark standard and as a result our aim is to offer benefits to such clubs in the future.

The Scottish FA Quality Mark is a youth football initiative which supports grassroots club development. With over 400 Scottish clubs and schools already participating, over 8500 coaches have directly benefited from coach development and first aid training to date.

The Criteria

There are essentially five levels of Quality Mark accreditation which your team or club can aspire towards. The criteria you need to satisfy to attain each award is presented below. Your local Club Development Manager will support your club as you work through the criteria and we also have a large bank of resources to support the process.
 

  ENTRY  STANDARD  DEVELOPMENT  COMMUNITY CLUB  LEGACY CLUB
CRITERIA This is not an accredited stage. Clubs should register online here> One team or more Four teams or more at four different age groups Eight teams or more represented at children, youth, adult and female game Twelve teams or more represented at children, youth, adult and female game
ENVIRONMENT     
 Organisational structure   * * * *
 Code of Conduct   * * *
 Online Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) Pledge   *
children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
 Appointed PCS Club Champion   *
children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
 Facility Training/Playing Database   * * * *
 Club Planning   * * * *
 Volunteer Job Description   * * * *
 Additional Community Activity         **
GOVERNANCE
Equity Policy   * * * *
Constitution & club Mission Statement   * * * *
Children 1st Policy (Where Applicable)   *
children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
PVG Evidence (Where Applicable)   *
children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
Health and Safety Policy   * * * *
Record of all Official Meetings   * * * *
Club Bank Account   * * * *
Appropriate Insurance   * * * *
Compliance to National Player Pathway *
children/youth only
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ANA/League Registration * * * * *
PEOPLE
First Aid Qualified Coach per team   * * * *
Coach + Volunteer Database   * * * *
QM Coach Coordinator   * * * *
Coaches PCS Workshop   * *
children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
Leader PCS Workshop  
children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
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children/youth only
Parents PCS Workshop       *
children/youth only
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children/youth only
Player PCS Workshop         *
children/youth only
Coach Education - Adult Teams   *
Club Coach Certificate
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Club Coach Certificate
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Club Coach Certificate
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Club Coach Certificate
Coach Education - Youth Teams   *
Head Coach - Level 2 Youth
Assistant Coach - Level 1 Youth
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Head Coach - Level 3 Youth
Assistant Coach - Level 2 Youth
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Club - Level 4 Youth or Children's attendance
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Club - Level 4 Youth or Children's attendance
Coach Education - Children Teams   *
Head Coach - Level 2 Children's
Assistant Coach - Level 1 Children's
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Head Coach - Level 3 Children's
Assistant Coach - Level 2 Children's
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Club - Level 4 Youth or Children's attendance
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Club - Level 4 Youth or Children's attendance
Physical Preparation (10% of Coaches)       *
children/youth only
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children/youth only
Minimum (1x) Level One GK Coach per club     * * *