ALA Talent Coach Course

Talent Coach Course

Expression of Interest Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TalentCoachEOI

Over the last 12 months the ALA has been working tirelessly on two major projects. The first being the ALA Participation Framework, which was released on Friday 9 of November 2019. The second is a brand new coach course.

The Talent Coach Course is the next step up from the Club Coach. The Talent Coach Course is designed for coaches who are, or would like, to coach athletes within the ‘Talent Phase’ of the ALA Participation Framework. The Talent Phase encompasses the representative level (state or junior national teams) and the premier club level of each state.

Education of coaches will focus around giving coaches the skills and knowledge to provide athletes and teams a structured and highly targeted program. Coaches will understand and learn to incorporate researched coaching practises & all elements of sport science in their planning and delivery to help develop athletes' performance within skill technique, advanced tactics and reading the competition environment.

The course will be delivered over a 2 day period, initially being a weekend (Saturday & Sunday). However, coaches must understand that more time, commitment and work will be needed to complete activities prior to and post the 2 day face to face coach. Coaches will be required to:

- Create an ALA Training account
- Complete Pre Course readings.
- Complete Pre Course work (additional education and workbook questions).
- Attend the Face to face course (2 days).
- Complete Post Course work (Workbook questions, program planning (session and seasonal) and 2 x practical assessments).
 
It is the ALA’s intention to run 1 course each year starting in 2020, either on a rotational basis or if there is high demand. The cost of the course is expected to be $150 - $200(max) per person to attend which will be payable before attending the face to face course.

To begin this process we are kindly asking coaches for their interest and provide details about themselves, their coaching history and potential date preferences for a 2020 course in March.

Expression of Interest Form:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TalentCoachEOI

Coaches who submit their interest will receive communication directly from ALA regarding the course roll out, more information regarding the work involved and potential course dates.

Further details regarding the course itself and the design of the course can be found here.

 

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