About Coach Mentor

Coach Mentors support coaching course candidates as they progress through their training.

Mentor responsibilities will vary, however they may include:
  • Supporting coaches as they complete the on-line aspects of their training
  • Supporting coaches as they prepare to undertake their discipline specific on-the-job assessment
  • Supporting coaches after they are accredited, i.e. to continue their development

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:


Provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to competently mentor SLSA Coaching course candidates.

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There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

SLSA coach accreditation at least at the level you are mentoring.

How do I make it happen?

Coach training programs are coordinated by state centres. Please contact the surf sports manager at your state centre for further information. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/

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Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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