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, as a mentor or just simply as a local community member to lend a helping hand in the sport and recreation community.

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 also target local community coaches who require basic skills to create a fun and safe environment for children to be active.

Interested in becoming 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 

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

Funding and scholarships for coaches

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

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.

For more information, visit Sport Australia

Information for coaches from Sport Australia

Changing The Game Coaches Masterclass

Unconscious Bias and Faulty Thinking presentation

Presented by Alistair Box from Total Leader and Coach Solutions.

More information

Manager Sport Business Engagement
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Telephone 61 8 6552 7300

Page reviewed 07 September 2022