Softball Australia coach accreditation pathway
Softball Australia’s coach education program is a sequential development program that offers six levels of training, which is recognised by the Australian Sports Commission. The program is designed to enable coaches to progressively develop the technical knowledge and expertise required to meet the demands of today’s ever changing game – from entry level to the highest international level.
Progression through the six levels will ensure that coaches improve their expertise, resulting in long term benefits for themselves, other coaches, players and the sport in general.
As coaches complete a level of accreditation, they will be required to sign and abide by the Coaches Code of Conduct.
Softball Community Coaching Program
The Softball Community Coaching Program aims to develop a network of capable coaches who can deliver a variety of softball experiences which enhance the health and social benefits of participants. It’s not about winning. It’s not about technique. It’s about identifying and supporting coaches through a well-constructed learning framework. In other words, the focus is not on skills and drills but on the teaching and learning method.
The Program is designed to train coaches, players and the community to deliver Game Sense programs. In particular, it aims to help the community coach understand the basics of how to develop activity-based sessions through good planning, efficient organisation and effective coaching techniques. The aim is to maximise involvement and enjoyment of all participants.
Softball Community Coaching Program is the perfect introduction for coaches wishing to deliver in the Sporting Schools program. If you want to find out more about becoming endorsed to deliver in the Sporting Schools program, click here.
Updating your coach accreditation
Softball Australia requires all accredited coaches to participate in a variety of education activities to maintain their accreditation status.
Coaches can update their accreditation by completing the next level of accreditation OR achieving a total of 100 points over four years. Refer to the Coach Accreditation Brochure.
Coaches must use the Accreditation Updating Activity Sheet to validate their updating activities. When updating is complete, the coach must forward the Sheet to their relevant state.
Coaches must also sign the Softball Australia Coaches Code of Conduct.