Free Australian online training course for coaches

The Australian Sports Commission has launched a new online course for coaches. The Beginning Coaching General Principles online course has been developed to assist new coaches improve their basic coaching skills, in particular, those coaches working with children. Coaches can complete the course in their own time, from the comfort of their own home. The course (and online resources including articles, game cards and weblinks) is initially being made available free of charge.

The five modules cover a range of general coaching topics, including the role and responsibilities expected of a coach, planning, safety, working with parents, communication, group management and inclusive coaching practices when working with people with a disability or special population groups. The course, including overview, case studies, interactive activities (viewing video clips, a 360 degree view of a coaching scene and a game planning activity) and assessment questions at the end of each module, takes approximately six hours to complete.

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