Coaches and junior organisers group

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RobWillmoth
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Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by RobWillmoth » Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 pm

I would like to set this group up on the back of the new formed junior organisers and coaches group called EJOG. We have a Facebook and twitter page and a website being set up. The forum will be an extra focus point to discuss relevant issues around junior organising and junior coaching

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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by RobWillmoth » Fri May 03, 2019 9:11 am

From a junior organisers and coaches perspective I would like to discuss
1 effect of game fee on junior organisers
2 incentives for juniors organisers to increase membership
3 templating of parts of junior entry forms
4 a credible ways of assessing accrediting and listing coaches
5 junior magazine
6 junior organisers initiatives eg the grand chess simul

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri May 03, 2019 9:16 am

RobWillmoth wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:11 am
From a junior organisers and coaches perspective I would like to discuss

Were you intending to set up your own independent forum, or asking for a dedicated topic area to be added here in parallel to ECF Matters and Junior Chess ? If the latter, you would have to get the agreement of the site owner, Carl Hibbard.

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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by RobWillmoth » Fri May 03, 2019 9:22 am

Hi Roger
Yes I am looking for a dedicated topic area. I am waiting to see if there is any interest in this first. So Hoping a lot if people will make comments so I can the. Refer back to Carl

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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri May 03, 2019 9:46 am

RobWillmoth wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:11 am
5 junior magazine
There used to be one. It's archived on this forum.
viewforum.php?f=26

It was cancelled to save money when the ECF lost its government funding of around £ 50,000 a year back in 2010.

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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri May 03, 2019 12:54 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:46 am
RobWillmoth wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:11 am
5 junior magazine
There used to be one. It's archived on this forum.
viewforum.php?f=26

It was cancelled to save money when the ECF lost its government funding of around £ 50,000 a year back in 2010.
If you are interested in establishing a junior magazine, I suggest a creative route to getting it off the ground is to get a junior to do all the work for you. This would be a perfect project for an 'artefact' EPQ

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/A ... -TG-GA.PDF

Matt

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Carl Hibbard
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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri May 03, 2019 3:53 pm

RobWillmoth wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:22 am
Hi Roger
Yes I am looking for a dedicated topic area. I am waiting to see if there is any interest in this first. So Hoping a lot if people will make comments so I can the. Refer back to Carl
I am happy to open a new topic if people consider it worthwhile.
Cheers
Carl Hibbard

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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri May 03, 2019 9:04 pm

"I am happy to open a new topic if people consider it worthwhile."
Yes, why not? Although, I only get involved sporadically, plenty of others do rather more!

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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Fri May 03, 2019 11:41 pm

RobWillmoth wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:22 am
Hi Roger
Yes I am looking for a dedicated topic area. I am waiting to see if there is any interest in this first. So Hoping a lot if people will make comments so I can the. Refer back to Carl
Carl wouldn't be able to set up a dedicated forum for junior coaches and organisers (who up to a point are catered for by the junior chess section anyway). He would be able to set up a separate section as he has for the MCCU and YCA but non junior organisers would be able to stick their oar in should they wish.
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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat May 04, 2019 7:10 am

The software might allow a dedicated subgroup, or you could always just actively moderate to try and cut down on off topic stuff.

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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat May 04, 2019 9:25 am

"The software might allow a dedicated subgroup, "

Probably - the Countdown forum had a secret sub-group, password protected, where the organizer and his cronies had discussions (many of which used 4-letter words) and the rest of us didn't know what was going on! More work of course, but Carl could have a section that everyone could see, but possibly only allow registered people to comment. But then he has to decide who to allow in, so that could be a bit of a pain for him.

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Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

Post by Michael Farthing » Tue May 07, 2019 3:43 pm

Does Carl take sugar?

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