COACHING
Coaching Options
In the spirit of succession planning and the future of our netball club, it is imperative that we continually work on obtaining new coaches and also encourage existing coaches to seek development in the world of all things netball!

If you are harbouring ideas of becoming a coach, then here’s further information for you and hopefully this assists you in taking that next step.

Your coaching journey is totally in your hands and as such, it can be done at your own pace. The Club will endeavour to help you as much as possible.

There are three parts to becoming an accredited coach: -
1. WWCC Card
2. Accreditation
3. Practical coaching

1. Working with Children’s Check – please click the link to learn more about this

2. Accreditation - firstly, a mandatory or pre-requisite is the free online coaching principal course which has been set up by the Australian Sports Commission. Even if you are already a coach, and you haven’t completed this course, it’s certainly worth giving it a go. It's generic content gives you an idea of what is involved and expected of a junior sports coach.

Check out the following link Beginning Coaching General Principals
Once this is completed, and passed, then you can move to the next stage. Netball Australia’s Foundation course. Please see the following link to gain further information about this.

Foundation Course - To begin this course online,click on the following links Foundation Course

3. Practical Coaching - the following are a few suggestions to assist you in gaining further hands on experience:

1. Chat with either Sharyn Murray or Lucy Lyford, Coaches Co-ordinator's about your options
2. Get involved with an existing St Thomas netball coach – ask questions
3. Shadow coaches for a while, see how they operate
4. Attend and watch club netball games and training
5. Speak to existing coaches and continue to develop your understanding and expectations
6. Attend/watch live VNL or Super Netball Games
7. Online resources can be found here -Resources Netball Australia.
8. Just try your best to get amongst it

Please keep us informed of your progress or desire to begin your coaching journey. Any further questions or enquires, simply contact Sharyn Murray or Lucy Lyford who are the current Coaches Co-ordinator's

Feel free to click further and check out - Coaching Resource from ACL Netball