Triathlon in Australia has a proud history of excellence from community participation to elite performance. Excellence in any sport requires excellence in coaching. Quality coaches have a huge impact on our triathlon communities, they spend time with triathletes, young and old, and have a positive influence on the life and values of those they come into contact with. The role of the coach is fundamental to the success of all triathletes at every level.
Interested in Triathlon Coaching
Become an Accredited a Coach
Coaching is a rich and rewarding experience helping others develop and achieve their personal triathlon challenges.
There are a variety of reasons people get involved in coaching, from parents wanting to help out with their child’s triathlon club, or an experienced athlete looking to give something back to the sport they enjoy.
Triathlon Australia offer a range of accreditations and professional development opportunities to suit any aspiring coach.
Levels of coaching vary and can be very participation focused at the entry level and in clubs. At the other end of the spectrum highly qualified coaches work with high performing athletes.
WHERE TO START
If you don’t have any experience of coaching, a good starting point would be to shadow a coach at your local triathlon club, they will appreciate the help and you will get a feeling of what coaching actually is. Try and support a variety of people, working with young people can bring a set of different challenges, but also be one of the most rewarding groups to work with.
When you are ready, have a look at the National Coaching Framework which outline the accreditations and provides more information on our coach training programs to find out the best path for getting started on your triathlon coaching journey.
NATIONAL COACHING FRAMEWORK
Each stage of the National Coaching Framework offers a set of skills, and experiences to help coaches develop their athletes.
The National Coaching Framework is continually evolving to better match the needs of the sport and the coaching requirements of our many thousands of athletes.
||Target Group||More Information|
|TRYstars Coach||Coaches working specifically with the TRYstars children's participation program
||Contact your STTA|
|TriActive Coach||Coaches working specifically with the TriActive adult's participation program
|Foundation Coach||Coaches working with a group of novice triathletes under the supervision of a higher accredited triathlon coach.||See More|
|Development Coach||Coaches working with a group of recreation focused triathletes/paratriathletes who are preparing to participate in triathlon races. Pre-requisite: Accredited Foundation Coach||Contact your STTA|
|Performance Coach||Coaches working with performance focused triathletes/paratriathletes who are preparing to compete in triathlon races. Pre-requisite: Accredited Development Coach.||Contact TA|
|High Performance Coach||Coaches working with triathletes/paratriathletes who are specifically targeting success in elite level international competitions. Pre-requisite: Accredited Performance Coach||Targeted Coaches|
register your interest
To find out more information or register your interest, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. and we will answer your query or pass this onto the relevant STTA representative.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING AN ACCREDITED TRIATHLON COACH?
As a Triathlon Australia accredited triathlon coach, you will:
- Gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to coach triathletes in the fundamentals of swimming, cycling, running and transition;
- Develop knowledge of the basics of the science of triathlon, e.g. planning and programming, nutrition, sports physiology and growth and development;
- Learn about the “art of coaching” – the fundamentals of communication and relationship building which are critical to quality coaching.
Coaching accreditation is directly linked to your Triathlon Australia annual membership. Each year, when you renew your Triathlon Australia membership, you will be required to demonstrate evidence that they have completed a level of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) in order to retain your coaching membership.
This process will include reading, acknowledging and electronically signing the Coach’s Code of Behaviour, the Triathlon Australia member protection policy and a statutory declaration regarding your ongoing learning and continuous improvement.
find a coach
For more information on how to become a triathlon coach or to see a list of accredited triathlon coaches in your state, please visit the State and Territory association websites.