The AIS Centre for Performance Coaching and Leadership will improve and formalise pathways for professional development for coaches and performance leaders and drive research and innovation relative to this development. The ‘Centre’ will deliver world’s best approaches in blended learning which provide a powerful combination of adult learning methods to invoke discussion, transformation and practical application to frontline performance coaching and leadership challenges.
Who is it for?
The Performance Coach Program is tailored to emerging performance coaches in priority national sporting organisations (NSOs), the National Institute Network (NIN) and high performance partner organisations who have the capacity and capability to deliver outstanding results for Australia over the next decade. The program supports the transition from athlete to coach.
The Performance Coach Program will fund a maximum of 15 coaches each year, with successful placements determined through a rigorous application and selection process.
The program will be delivered over two years via a series of face-to-face residential labs, immersive experiences, project work, mentoring, individual assessment and regular feedback and reflection.
|1||21-24 May, 2018|
|2||17-20 September, 2018|
|3||26-29 November, 2018|
|4||20-23 May, 2019|
|5||16-19 September, 2019|
|6||25-28 November, 2019|
Note: AIS Centre for Performance Coaching and Leadership programs are subject to final budget approval in February 2018.
A high level program overview is provided below:
Theme 1: The Coach and Leader
This theme will focus on the role of the performance coach in a complex networked system and the coach as a leader of a team of experts. Key topics include:
- the role of the coach – system impact
- ability to leverage the whole system – drawing upon expertise in all areas of the team
- self and external analyses of the coach as a leader and use in guiding professional development
- leadership styles – contrasting effective and ineffective strategies including a self learning journey
- managing a team – individual strengths, conflict resolution and team creativity.
Theme 2: The Knowledge Seeker
This theme will focus on expanding the coaches' expertise in the areas of science and technology. Key topics include:
- training science – the basis and rationale of use, practical application and case studies in topics such as altitude, strength and conditioning, sleep and loading
- technology in sport – case studies in sport which could include GPS, biomechanical analyses, equipment, such as bikes and boats.
Theme 3: The Athlete Manager
This theme will focus on understanding athletes and in particular the concepts of talent development, individuality and competitive readiness. Key topics include:
- talent – recognition, development and protection
- gender – training and coaching of females and males
- individual versus the team – training and coaching.
2017/18 Performance Coach Program
|Ian Bridge||High Performance Coach, Para-Badminton||Badminton Australia|
|Matthew Brown||High Performance Coach, Trinity Grammar School||Swimming Australia|
|Ashley Brunning||Queensland State Performance Coach||Australian Sailing | QAS|
|Paul Burgess||Assistant Coach, Polevault||WAIS | Athletics Australia|
|Brendan Garlick||High Performance Coach, VA Centre of Excellence||Volleyball Australia|
|Christian Geiger||Head Coach, Para Alpine||Ski and Snowboard Australia|
|Tim Hamill||NSWIS Assistant Coach - Water Polo||New South Wales Institute of Sport|
|Luke Madill||Development Academy Coach||BMX Australia|
|Hamish MacDonald||National Team Coach - Para Athletics||Athletics Australia|
|Julia Price||High Performance Coach/Manager - Female Program||Cricket Australia|
|Shane Smith||FX National Class Coach||Australian Sailing|
|Ben Southwell||QAS Head Coach, Rowing||Queensland Academy of Sport|
|Vicki Whitelaw||ACTAS Network Coach, Cycling||Australian Capital Territory Academy of Sport|
|Gary Willis||National Assistant Coach||Bowls Australia|
|Geoff Woolley||470 Women's Coach||Australian Sailing|
2016/17 Performance Coach Program
|Brett Aitkin||Lead Coach, Cycling - SASI||Cycling Australia|
|Gene Bates||Assistant National Road Coach / Director Orica-AIS Cycling team- GreenEdge Cycling Team||Cycling Australia,|
|Luke Brennan||Assistant Coach - National Men's Wheelchair Basketball||Basketball Australia|
|Darren Bundock||Coach||Yachting Australia|
|Clancy Dawson||High Performance Coach||Surfing Australia|
|Rae Dower||Assistant Technical Director - ACTAS / Head Coach Women's Football - Canberra United||Football Federation Australia|
|Mathew Helm||Head Coach, Diving - WAIS||Diving Australia|
|Dan Ilott||Head Coach VA/AIS Centre of Excellence||Volleyball Australia|
|Amanda Isaac||Head Coach - Nunawading Swimming Club||Swimming Australia|
|Georgina Kovacs||Women's Water Polo Coach - WAIS||Water Polo Australia|
|Brent Livermore||Head Coach Hockey (Men), National Training Centre - NSWIS||Hockey Australia|
|Bree Munro||Aerial Skiing Program Coach - VIS||Olympic Winter Institute of Australia|
|Michael Nelson||Head Coach, Volleyball - SASI||Volleyball Australia|
|Joshua White||Assistant Coach, Triathlon - QAS||Triathlon Australia|