To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:
The Foundation Coach provides an entry level course for parents and club members who are new to coaching. The course aims to provide coaches with the knowledge and skills needed to coach nippers in a surf club environment using a games sense approach. It covers the three general principles of surf sports; swim, beach and board. The Foundation Coach is the first stage of the Surf Life Saving Australia’s coaching pathway.Read more
The Development Coach course has been created to provide coaches with the knowledge and skills to effectively plan and deliver discipline specific coaching sessions with a particular focus on skill development. The Development Coach is an entry point as well as being the second stage of the Surf Life Saving Australian coaching pathway.Read more
The Performance Coach course has been created to provide coaches with the knowledge and skills to effectively plan and deliver discipline specific coaching sessions with a particular focus on athlete performance. The Performance Coach is the part of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) in-line with the Surf Life Saving Australia Coaching Pathway.Read more
A select group of coaches who have been identified as leaders within their chosen field. These coaches are talent identified as a part of the National High Performance Program or as talented high performance coaches operating outside this particular program. Each member of this group will be supported with an Individual Coach Performance Plan (ICPP) which will facilitate SLSA’s high performance coaches to be at the cutting edge of lifesaving sport at the highest level. Each HP Coach will be required to attend an annual workshop where they will be required to either present at or participate in the workshop.Read more
There are no prerequisites
To begin coaching in SLS you must be at least 16 years old.
You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:
If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:
Team Managers assist competitors, coaches and support staff, by effectively managing the administrative and operational needs of a surf team. Team Managers work with junior, youth senior and masters teams, at all levels of surf sport competition (i.e. club, branch, state, national and international).Read more
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