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

Coaching Strategy Framework

The department is developing a coaching strategy framework to assist in supporting coaching at all levels in Western Australia.

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 the Australian Sports Commission

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.

Coaches and Officials Breakfast Club

The department's Coaches and Officials Breakfast provides an excellent opportunity for industry sport coaches and officials to gather together and learn from experts in their field.

The breakfast will allow coaches and officials at all levels of sport to gain knowledge and insight into current trends, best practices, programs and initiatives within their fields. In the past a range of local, national and international coaches and officials have attended as guest speakers. This event also provides an excellent opportunity for coaches and officials to network with each other.

Industry Sports Coaches and Officials Awards

The Industry Sports Coaches and Officials Awards was established to provide State Sporting Associations the opportunity to recognise and reward coaches and officials for outstanding contribution and commitment to sport in WA.

In nominating people for the awards sports can celebrate the achievements of their coaches and officials over the past 24 months. This event is committed to providing a platform for sports to recognise and reward their talented coaches and officials and as such there are no overall winners.

Unconscious Bias and Faulty Thinking presentation

Presented by Alistair Box from Total Leader and Coach Solutions.

More information

Philip Gregson

Coordinator Talent Development — Sport and Recreation
Telephone 61 8 9492 9722
Email Philip Gregson

Page reviewed 05 July 2019