Lacrosse Coach Development & Education

Lacrosse Coach Development & Education

We are excited to announce a number of new initiatives and updates regarding our Coach education and development offerings for 2021.

National Coaching Framework

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 Online Education Platform

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 Club Coach Re-accreditation

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 Mandatory Coach Accreditation

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  Coach Developer Program

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        Foundation Coach

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National Coaching Framework

The Australian Lacrosse Association (ALA) is pleased to release our National Coaching Framework.

This framework has been designed to:

  • Create a coaching pathway for lacrosse coaches,
  • Tailor coach education to meet the needs of participants, players and athletes,
  • Set national requirements, standards and criteria,
  • Linked directly to the ALA Participation Framework.

In 2021 coaches will be able to access 4 different levels of coach education which cover the foundation, club and talent levels of Lacrosse:

Quick Stix Coach

Foundation Coach

Club Coach

Talent Coach

New Online Education Platform

A key component of our new initiatives is our new Online Education Platform. All courses are now administrated and delivered via our Online Education Platform.

Coaches wishing to complete education will need to create and account and then enrol in the desired course.

The Online Education Platform will enable for efficient content delivery, submission of work and also the administration of accreditations and certificates.

Club Coach Re-accreditation

A new re-accreditation process has been implemented for Club Coaches. Through the Online Education Platform, Club Coaches will be able to re-accredit by completing a few self-development tasks.

This opportunity is open to any coach who gain accreditation in 2014 onwards. Please note accreditation lasts 4 years.

Below is a brief outline however further details can be found on our website on our Coach Re-accreditation page.

  1. Enrol in Course through Online Education Platform
  2. Submit original Club Coach certificate.
  3. Submit sign declaration from coach and club – confirming the coach has been actively coaching for 2 of the 4 years at the Sport Specific Phase F3 (or higher) of the ALA Participation Framework.
  4. Submit ALA Coach Development Plan – completed from the period of accreditation.
  5. Completed two of the further development opportunities under the heading “Updating Activities”. - submit evidence

 

Foundation Coach

We are excited to promote our 100% online course for new or junior coaches. The course provides practical knowledge regarding 3 key components: The Players, The Coach and The Environment.

Under each component coaches will learn what to coach, strategies to effective coaching and how to set up the right environment.

Visit our Online Education Platform for more details.

 

Mandatory Coach Training and Education

To ensure that coaches have the required knowledge, skills, attributes, and other requirements to coach at National events or HP programs, mandatory coach training and education will be rolled out beginning in 2022. This new approach is to ensure that the next generation of players/athletes, who are being coached, are provided the best environment for their safety, development and experience.

The rollout will involve three phases and will be completed over a considered timeframe. To begin, every coach attending an event in 2022 must hold a current Club Coach Accreditation.

For further details please see our National Coaching Framework

 

Coach Developer Program

ALA has been successful in being award a Development Grant from World Lacrosse to help establish our own Coach Developer Program.

The Coach Developer program will be designed to train individuals to help mentor and practically observe coaches in the training and game environment. This approach will provide an ongoing and more practical approach to coach development.

We are currently in the planning phase and will provide further details over the next 6 to 12 months.