About High Performance Coach

Coaches who have been identified as leaders within their chosen field. These coaches are talent identified as a part of either the National High Performance Program, or as high performance coaching experts operating outside of this program. Each coach will develop an individual coach performance plan (ICPP).

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. =

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications


Prerequisites

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

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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.

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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.

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Other Requirements

  • Water based disciplines require the coach to hold the Bronze Medallion
Course Availability TBA

How do I make it happen?

High Performance coaches are recruited specifically by Clubs, State Centres or SLSA. To discuss what opportunities may be available to you, speak to the Sport Manager at your Surf Life Saving Australia, coaching@slsa.asn.au

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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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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:

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