About Performance Coach

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.

At the completion of this course coaches will be able to:
  1. Develop a long term, integrated plan designed to develop discipline specific Surf Sport athletes in the Perform phase of development.
  2. Effectively implement a long term plan designed to develop a group of discipline specific Surf Sport athletes in the Perform phase of development.
  3. Accurately analyse the technical, tactical physical and psychological skills of Surf Sport athletes in the Perform phase of development
  4. Develop the technical, tactical, physical and psychological capacities of Surf Sport athletes in the Perform phase of development.
  5. Effectively facilitate the delivery of the SLSA Coach and NCAS Accreditation Program - Practical Workshop.
  6. Effectively assess SLSA Coach and NCAS Accreditation Program candidates.
  7. Effectively mentor SLSA Coach and NCAS Accreditation Program candidates.
  8. Monitor and review coaching sessions and plans and make adjustments as required

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

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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Other Requirements

This course will be available in 2018   Modules covered

  1. Developing performance level technical skills
  2. Developing performance level physical capacities
  3. Developing performance level psychological skills
  4. Planning your performance level coaching program
  5. SLSA coach practical workshop presenter
  6. SLSA coach assessor
  7. SLSA coach mentor
  8. ASADA online Level 1 & 2 Anti-doping course
 

How do I make it happen?

Contact the Surf Sport Manager at your State Centre to find out how to enrol in the Performance Coach training program. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/   For more information contact coaching@slsa.asn.au

Other Opportunities Related to Performance Coach

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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.

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Coach assessors support the high quality assessment of SLSA coaching course participants.

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

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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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