Coach Education Courses & Workshops

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Courses

Introduction to Coaching Course (ITCC)

The Introduction to Coaching Course (ITCC) is designed to help participants become better placed to assist children to perform basic athletics skills.

The ITCC is a practical coaching course designed for Little Athletics and conducted on behalf of Little Athletics Australia. It covers how to teach basic working models for each event on the Little Athletics program. Participants will be shown event-specific skills, drills, games and activities relevant to the target age group.

Who is the course for?

The course is great for parents, school teachers and other interested people who want to know a little more about the skills of the sport so that they may help to coach children of primary school age, assist at Little Athletics centres or prepare students for a school athletics carnival.

This course is suitable for:

· People with little or no athletics coaching experience

· People who are considering attending a Level 1 Community Athletics Coach Course

· People who have completed a Level 1 Community Coach Athletics Accreditation

More information

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Level 1 Community Athletics Coach

This is the entry level for all Accredited Athletic Coaches.  The course introduces the fundamental skills of running, jumping & throwing as well as exploring how to engage athletes in long-term participation and how to coach skills to beginner athletes.

This qualification is certified by the Australian Sports Commission and allows participants to be nationally accredited as a community coach which is transferable to other sports engaging in the community coach program. The course includes one day of face to face training as well as the online Community Coach General Principles course.

After completing the Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course, 30 hours of coaching needs to be undertaken prior to entering Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach.

More Information

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Workshops

Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation Workshop

This workshop incorporates the latest research on essential topics that are intrinsic in the coaching of children between the ages of 5 and 12. This is an exciting chance for you to reconsider the emphasis of your coaching and enhance the experience of your young participants. The material is delivered in a practical way to provide you with all of the innovative techniques and cutting-edge information you need to become a more effective coach.

Who is the workshop for?

The course is great for coaches, school teachers and other interested people from any sport who deliver sports activities to 5 to 12-year-olds.

This course is suitable for:

  • People with little or no athletics coaching experience
  • Accredited coaches of any level who work with the target age group.
  • School teachers
  • On Track Leaders

NOTE: Little Athletics NSW highly recommends this workshop as training for deliverers of the On Track program.

More Information

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How to Coach the Fundamentals of Movement Workshop

All coaches who work with children and young people should have an understanding and knowledge of how to implement fundamental movement skills, which underpin successful participation in a wide variety of sporting activities.

This practically based workshop is designed to help you learn how to nurture physically confident children and adults – the key to a healthy and active lifestyle.

The workshop reflects the latest thinking presented in the Youth Physical Development Model (YPDM). As well as providing participants with a thorough grounding in fundamental movement skills, it equips participants with the knowledge and confidence to incorporate key elements into every session – irrespective of the age group.

It uses as its framework the latest evidence-based research that isolates which movements and competencies children should have at particular stages in their development, right through to adulthood.

Who is the course for?

This workshop is for coaches who work with all ages and abilities.

The workshop is suitable for:

  • People with little or no coaching experience
  • People who are considering attending a coach accreditation course
  • Accredited coaches
  • School teachers
  • On Track Leaders
  • Tiny Tots Leaders

NOTE: Little Athletics NSW highly recommends this workshop as training for deliverers of Tiny Tots sessions and the On Track program.

More Information

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“Engage” Workshop For Coaches

This Working With Parents in Sport workshop is designed to help coaches build positive relationships with sporting parents .

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for coaches working with young athletes of all ages and abilities.

Time Commitment

1.5 hours attendance face-to-face (No pre-course work or reading required).

Workshop Content

The workshop content includes:

  • Understanding today’s sports parent
  • How coaches can keep parents happy
  • What you should want and expect from your sports parents
  • Questions parents might ask you
  • Creating your philosophy
  • Proactively communicating with parents
  • Conducting parents meeting
  • Engaging parents in fun ways
  • Dealing with disagreements

More Information

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Tiny Tots On Track Workshop

This workshop is designed to help clubs and organisations plan, develop and deliver effective movement programs for pre-school-aged children.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for anyone who is, or may become, involved in the delivery of a movement program for pre-school-aged children i.e. Sports club personnel, teachers, coaches, parent helpers

Time Commitment

2 hours attendance face-to-face (No pre-course work or reading required).

Longer workshops can be customised.

Workshop Content

The workshop content includes:

  • What should a good tiny tots program look like?
  • What motivates kids?
  • Youth physical development
  • The importance of fundamental movement skills and strength
  • Tiny tots activity ideas – bean bags, hoops, pool noodles, ribbons, concept games, parachute, circuits
  • How to involve the parents

More Information

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FREE Online Courses

Community Coaching General Principles course

The Community Coaching General Principles (CCGP) course has been developed to assist coaches to learn the basic skills of coaching, particularly those coaches working with children.

For more information, click HERE.


Inclusive Coaching Online Course

This free online interactive course is aimed at community coaches. The course contains five modules:

The modules are:

  • Introduction to inclusive coaching
  • Inclusion, diversity and discrimination
  • Understanding the individual
  • Modifying your coaching practice
  • Conclusion

For more information, click HERE.