|ASC Supporting Coaches Online|
|New coaches have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills at their own pace and in their own time through a new online training course offered by the Australian Sports Commission.
The Beginning Coaching General Principles online course has been developed to assist coaches to improve their basic coaching skills, in particular, those coaches working with children.
For those coaches working in regional and remote areas, this course is particularly useful as access to face-to-face coaching courses is not readily available.
The course features interactive tutorials that cover all the basics of coaching, including how to run training activities, manage young people and create a fun and safe playing environment for all participants.
The training course, which takes approximately six hours to complete, provides the first step for aspiring coaches to gain Level 1 coach accreditation.
The training course is currently available free of charge for the benefit of all Australian coaches. |
|Sport Inclusion Through Traditional Indigenous Games|
|Making sports more accessible and encouraging disabled and able-bodied young people to play sports together are the goals of the Australian Sports Commission's Sports Ability program. In a newly modified version of the program, there is now an expanded focus to include traditional Indigenous games. Resource materials, equipment and training programs are all part of the Sports Ability program with boccia, goalball, sitting volleyball, polybat and table cricket the standard sports. The traditional games version includes five traditional Indigenous games adapted and modified to suite all abilities. For more information on Sports Ability and the traditional games version, email Sports Ability (firstname.lastname@example.org). |