Becoming a Coach
Coaches are an essential part of the overall sports performance plan. They develop, maintain and improve triathlon skills whilst supporting triathletes to achieve their goals. Every club and every triathlete seeking improvement should have one…..
Triathlon Australia boasts an enviable record on the world sporting stage. Australian athletes have consistently stood on the podiums at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, World Cups and Ironman events all over the world. Triathlon WA works in alignment with Triathlon Australia to support and deliver components of the coaching accreditation framework and training.
The Triathlon Australia Coaching model is made up of 5 coaching levels.
|Level 0||This is an entry level course to coaching in triathlon, being suitable for Trystars, Junior Clubs, Schools and Volunteers with a focus on fun, family and fitness. This course was traditonally hosted as a half day course, however it is currently under development for partial online and practical delivery. We are looking to schedule 2 x Level ‘O’ courses in December 2012 & March 2013. If you are interested please contact the TWA office on 9387 2907 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Level 1||This Level is the first main step in the coaching pathway & underpins knowledge, comprehension of the specifics of coaching triathlon together with general coaching principles. This training program is designed to provide training for beginner coaches who assist club and state championship level triathletes. The potential target market also includes parents, teachers, current and former triathletes, fitness industry staff and senior secondary and university students. The level one program is driven, coordinated and managed by the State and Territory Triathlon Associations (STTAs). TWA hosts two Level 1 coaching courses annually within the metropolitan region and these are normally hosted as two full-days over a weekend. TWA seek to host at least one regional Level 1 course annually working in close alignment with our affiliated Clubs. Next Level 1 Coaching Course will be June 15 & 16, 2013, Royal Life Saving Society building Perth (last day to register is May 31, 2013). For further details and interest please contact Kevin Penny at: email@example.com|
|Level 2||This course is aimed at coaches working with state and national level triathletes. The level two course is a national course conducted by Triathlon Australia Ltd at least every two years. Information about the Level two course can be found at www.triathlon.org.au. The course is traditionally hosted over 5 days with significant sessions of both theory and practical.|
|Level 3||The level 3 course is for coaches working with triathletes aiming for international level competition. Candidates for level three courses apply direct to Triathlon Australia Ltd. Applications should be marked to the attention of the National Performance Director, Wayne Goldsmith.|
|Level 4||This training program is designed for coaches who are actively coaching only Elite ITU Draf Legal triathletes on a face-to-face basis and who have (World Championships, Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games) in the previous three years.|
To become a Triathlon Accredited & Practicing Coach you must be a current financial member of the State Association.
A Coaching Insurance option is offered by TA to those who are coaching outside of a club environment. As coaches you will also require a First Aid Certificate.
Your coaching accreditation is valid for a 4 year period and is registered with the Australian Sports Commission as part of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) . You will recieve an ID card each year on joining the Association for the oncoming Tri season. On an annual basis you are required to update & enter your “coaching points” via TWA which show that you have been coaching, attending educational/workshop presenations – all related to improving your Triathlon coaching skills continually.
As an accredited NCAS Coach, you will be requried to sign and abide by the following :
- Coach’s Code of Ethics,
- TA member protection, & declaration.
- If you are coaching Trystars/Juniors in WA the “Working with Children” card is also required
Click here for Working with Children guidelines brochure
Please keep an eye on our latest news page and calendar for updates on when coaching courses are held in WA and nationally.
Scheduled Coaching Courses 2012 -2013 Season:
Level ‘O’ - March 2013 (dates still being scheduled depending on interest)
Level 1 - 15 & 16 June 2013, Perth (register on or before May 31, 2013)