Claus Dalgaard-Hansen posted this on Fb yesterday in regards to the significance of the golf equipment.
CDH is a former expertise supervisor on the Danish Handball Affiliation and now in Norwegian, and beforehand related to Skjern Handball. He is aware of one thing about working a membership, the significance of golf equipment and the cultivation/improvement and collection of expertise.
The golf equipment are the core. Not the elite.
From the golf equipment come a really small a part of the gamers who slowly stand up, and from this small half only some develop into the highest 100, 50, 20 and 5 of the world elite.
With out golf equipment, no elite.
With out a broad membership base, no elite.
Variety, which ought to ideally be current in all corners of our Queen Kingdom.
It’s not sufficient that we solely have a number of giant and centrally positioned golf equipment within the large cities.
We will need to have many golf equipment.
The extra the merrier.
All golf equipment are essential!
Even the smallest.
Peter Rasmussen, world champion in 1977 in Glasgow, grew up within the south-east of Lolland – Kettinge, so I’m informed.
My coaching accomplice at the moment, Steen, performed with him when Peter moved to the Nykøbing Falster Badminton Membership, and from there the bounce simply saved going. Up, up, up.
But when it hadn’t been for a small membership with a devoted and possibly volunteer and unpaid coach educating Peter the fundamentals, he might need change into a footballer… or one thing else completely.
With out the little bat he would not have been captured!
We won’t make it with large golf equipment alone. They’re incredible locations, I’ve been there myself, however they usually get their gamers at a younger age, generally too younger, from the smaller golf equipment.
Keep in mind that!
Consider the small golf equipment – DGI, Badminton Denmark and the massive golf equipment with 3, 4 or 5 groups within the highest staff event ranges.
Do not empty the small golf equipment of younger gamers, particularly these whose potential would not stretch that far anyway – though it may be very tough to see that at a younger age. I admit that.
Let (a few of…..most?) younger folks keep within the small golf equipment the place they’re tremendous essential. Each as function fashions, coaching companions, coaches, membership leaders and individuals within the groups.
If too many younger folks transfer at too younger an age, the membership dangers changing into empty, being hit by participant flight and changing into extinct.
Help the small golf equipment. Phrases are usually not all the time sufficient. Labor from the native DGI advisor could also be included, and ideally some financing as properly. As a result of the variety of volunteers within the small golf equipment is just not giant, usually solely 2-3 folks, and in the event that they lose motivation, the membership dies.
It’s usually so susceptible. Small golf equipment depend upon only a few folks!
Keep in mind that – and help with phrases, sensible assist for college badminton, for instance – and generally additionally a bit funds.
The elite doesn’t create breadth.
The breadth comes from the every day efforts of many volunteers in small golf equipment.
And a small elite grows out of the breadth.
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