What's it like to be a Coach?
Coaches work with individuals and teams to develop and improve their sporting abilities. They analyse game performance and training habits to identify areas requiring improvement, devise and implement skills drills, and deploy motivational tactics, personalised training and dietary regimens and fitness tests that facilitate improved performance.
Coaches usually specialise in one sport and are accountable for the recruitment and selection of players and the performances of a team in a competitive environment.
Coaches work in a variety of sporting settings depending on their level of expertise. The level of responsibility of coaches varies greatly, elite professional coaches may work at professional sporting clubs, national academies, and government funded high performance programs such as the Australian Institute of Sport, while amateur coaches may volunteer with junior teams or for social sporting clubs.
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How to become a Coach
- Be aged 16 or over.
- Hold a current Working with Children Licence. You can apply online, and licensing is mandatory for anyone engaging, or intending to engage in child-related work as an employee or volunteer with children under the age of 18.
- Complete a qualification in Sport Coaching or Sports Science. This could be a Certificate III in Sport (Coaching) (SIS30713), a Certificate IV in Sport Coaching (SIS40319), a Diploma of Sport Development (SIS50612) or a Bachelor degree majoring in Sports Science.
- Consider taking an assistant or volunteer role at a local sporting organisation in order to build your experience.
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This qualification will prepare you to coach individuals up to an intermediate level in a specific sport.