A development plan is essentially a business plan for your club. It identifies your club's vision for the future, its aims and the ways in which the club hopes to achieve them. It is a short, working document that should be easy to read and therefore should be kept clear and simple. It doesn't have to be complicated but at the end of each year (as part of your handover) it is always good to reflect on the positives, negatives and 'could have dones' of the season and then think about what you want to do differently next year. Sport Brighton are always happy to help with this!