Coaching

Behind every good athlete, there's bound to be a good coach. Coaches play a vital role in the physical and emotional wellbeing of athletes.

Coaches always up with the play

Coaches draw on years of experience as an athlete, in a mentoring role or just simply as a local community member keen to lend a helping hand.

Coaches have to be aware of the latest trends in diet, training methods and motivation techniques.

The department provides coaches with a wide range of resources, including training clinics and access to the latest research, to ensure they can keep WA athletes ahead of the pack.

Many of the training clinics are also targeted at local community coaches who require basic skills to create a fun and safe environment for children to be active.

Want to be a coach?

If you would like more information about becoming a coach in your sport contact your State Sporting Association.

Department's position on coaching 

The department supports the active involvement of well-trained, skilled and informed people delivering coaching services at community level through to supporting elite athletes.

Position on coaching

Funding and scholarships for coaches

Behind every good athlete, there's bound to be a good coach.  Coaches play a vital role in the physical and emotional wellbeing of athletes.

The Department offers training and programs to assist the development of coaches supports State Sporting Associations with providing the resources and investments.  For more information on funding, scholarship and programs specific to your sport contact your State Sporting Association

Resources for coaches

The department facilitates a number of programs, workshops and accredited courses to provide ongoing support and development for coaches.

Coaches are an essential part of sport. Coaches should be given an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to sport by learning new skills through education, training and mentoring. It is important to create a respectful, appreciative and supportive environment for everyone participating, including spectators.

All you need is an interest in sport and a willingness to be involved.

Australian Sports Commission coaching resources

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) offers a wide variety of training programs and resources to assist coaches to develop in their role. Many of these are facilitated by the Department.

Information for coaches from Sport Australia

Changing The Game Coaches Masterclass

Training and events for coaches

Coaches draw on years’ of experience as an athlete, in a mentoring role, or just simply as a local community member keen to lend a helping hand.

Coaches have to be aware of the latest trends in diet, training methods and motivation techniques.

The department provides coaches with a wide range of resources, including training clinics and access to the latest research, to ensure they can keep WA athletes ahead of the pack.

Many of the training clinics are also targeted at local community coaches who require basic skills to create a fun and safe environment for children to be active.

The department is committed to raising the profile, expertise and experience of coaches in Western Australia. Professional development opportunities for coaches are the cornerstone of this process.

We have a comprehensive program to provide accredited training and professional development opportunities for coaches at the community level through to the elite.

Unconscious Bias and Faulty Thinking presentation

Presented by Alistair Box from Total Leader and Coach Solutions.

More information

Manager Industry Development
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Telephone 61 8 6552 7300
Email info@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Page reviewed 06 May 2022