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Foundation Coach Course 2019
SATURDAY & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28/29
Nominations are open for our Foundation Coach course to be held at Triathlon SA Headquarters, Military Road West Beach Park on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday the 28th and 29th of September 2019.
As part of this course there are essential pre-course requirements to be completed and submitted. All candidates will be sent this no later than 4 weeks prior to the course.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE CLOSES ON THE 1st of SEPTEMBER TO ENABLE CANDIDATES TO COMPLETE THE PRE-COURSE ONLINE LEARNING
DATE: Saturday 28th and 29th September 2019
TIME: 9am to 5pm
VENUE: Sports hub, Military Road West Beach Park, West Beach
COST: $350 + GST
Note: participants will be required to practice coaching, and will be required to bring equipment and clothing for swimming, cycling and running in order to both coach and participate in other peer-coaching sessions.
Additional. Accreditation as a Triathlon Australia Coach is a function of membership. All participants must be current Triathlon Australia members to graduate and become accredited.
The Foundation Coach Training Program been specifically designed to provide a supporting and engaging environment for developing the fundamentals of coaching triathlon, to equip coaches with the necessary skills and resources to start coaching.
A Foundation Coach is building their coaching experience and have foundation level triathlon specific knowledge. They will be working in a triathlon specific coaching practice [club and/or squad] in an assistant coaching role, under the supervision, guidance and mentoring of a higher qualified coach
The Foundation Coach is able to prepare for, deliver and review basic predesigned triathlon coaching sessions designed for a group of athletes with a mix of ages and/or skill levels participating in a club or squad-based novice, participation focused training sessions. (i.e. not individual 1 on 1 coaching).
THE FOUNDATION COACH TRAINING PROGRAM IS MADE UP OF:
2-day face to face program attendance.
A blended delivery strategy will be employed utilising the Flipped Classroom approach in a balance of online learning, face to face learning sessions and practical coaching.
20-25 hours of independent learning and assessment tasks over 3-4 weeks via the Knowledge Hub [prior to attending the face to face sessions].
Coaches will be required to complete home study online tasks, plan, deliver and review practical sessions (on course).
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The course will focus on developing key coaching skill including:
- How to communicate effectively.
- How to engage athletes.
- How to give quality meaningful feedback.
Coaches will also be introduced to the triathlon disciplines (swim, bike, run and transitions) and the basic skills to be coached. You will also cover athlete safety and welfare, session preparation, evaluation and reflection.
The course is supported by the Triathlon Australia Knowledge Hub online resource, which contains all the information required to complete the program and develop your own coaching knowledge and skills.
Coaches must be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of the learning program. Coaches under 18 must have constant direct supervision.
Be a current Triathlon Australia member. This is to provide you with appropriate insurance to cover you whilst completing the program.
Have access to an internet connected device for the Knowledge Hub online resource.
Coaches will be registered for the qualification for a period of 12 months from the start of the course. However, most learners complete in-line with the course duration.
On successful completion of the Foundation Coach Training Program, coaches will be able to:
- Engage and inspire people to take part in triathlon.
- Safely organise and deliver triathlon activities for a range of ages and abilities, across a range of environments.
- Demonstrate generic and triathlon specific coaching skills, good practice in coaching, athlete safety and welfare, equitable and inclusive coaching practice, and working with others.