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Coaches and Officials

Community Coaching

Shaping the future of community coaching

Sport Australia has created a modern approach to community coaching.

Developed in collaboration with the sport sector, the new approach is about supporting the development, education and training of coaches and empowering them to provide safe, fun and inclusive environments that focus on the needs of participants.
Sport Australia position statement on community coaching

Sport Australia position statement on community coaching

COMMUNITY COACHING
ESSENTIAL SKILLS COURSE

Free, online and available for coaches across all sports now!

Learn more about the
Essential Skills Course

WHAT IS THE MODERN COACHING APPROACH?

The new approach will reshape the sporting experience and encourage more people to play, coach and enjoy Sport.

EVOLUTION

HISTORIC APPROACH

MODERN APPROACH

  • Coach centred
  • Participant centred
  • Formal learning only
  • Bespoke learning opportunities
  • Compliance
  • Developing competencies to deliver an optimal experience for participants
  • One size fits all
  • Adaptable coaching to meet the needs of participants
  • Skill-based
  • Holistic approach that develops participants’ physical, social, psychological and cognitive skills along with sport-specific skills
  • Commanding coaching style
  • Open, inquisitive, collaborative coaching style
  • Competitive, outcome-focused
  • Fun, inclusive, flexible, social
  • Decrease in retention and recruitment of coaches
  • Increases retention and recruitment of coaches

SUPPORT FOR SPORT

Sport Australia will provide blended opportunities to support the new approach to coaching.

COURSES

WEBINARS

PODCASTS

ADVISORY SERVICE

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

THE BENEFITS

The new approach will deliver a range of benefits for the whole sporting sector, from sporting organisations and clubs to coaches and most importantly, the participants themselves.

Benefits for sport and clubs

Benefits for coaches

Benefits for participants

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