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How to become a Coach
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.
- Be recognised as a Registered Practicing Coach and will be entitled to be listed on the Triathlon Australia website and State Association website.
- Receive an individual certificate of currency for the current membership season.
How do I become an Accredited Triathlon Coach?
The first step in becoming an accredited Triathlon coach is to check when the next courses are and contact Triathlon Victoria. Triathlon Victoria conducts Development Coaching Courses three times a year. Check the 'latest news' on our front page of the website to see when the next course is.
Here is an outline of the Triathlon Australia Coach Education Framework.
Coaches working specifically with Trystars program triathletes
Club & Community Coach
Coaches working with young and relatively inexperienced triathletes under the direction of a more senior triathlon coach
Coaches working with triathletes / para-triathletes who are preparing to compete in triathlon races.
Coaches working with triathletes / para-triathletes who are preparing to compete in national and international triathlon races.
High Performance Coach
Coaches working with triathletes / para-triathletes who are specifically targeting success in elite level international competitions at ITU or equivalent level, eg para-triathlon, elite level world Ironman championships.
Once you have completed a triathlon coaching course, you would then need to take out a coaching membership with Triathlon Australia. If you are already an annual member, your membership will be upgraded to a coaching membership.
All coaches who complete their Triathlon Australia coaching accreditation through the Triathlon Australia membership system will be issued an individual Certificate of Currency as proof of their coaching insurance and be recognised as a Triathlon Australia Recognised Practicing Coach (RPC). A Triathlon Australia Coach membership includes all of the benefits of an Adult membership.