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Coaches play a key role in Australia’s community by keeping Australian’s active and healthy. Sporting Schools provides opportunities for both experienced coaches and for people looking to get involved in coaching.

How do I get started?

Whatever your background you can coach. A good way to start to learn about coaching is to complete the following interactive, modules that are hosted on the Sport Australia's Learning Portal:

  • Community Coaching General Principles online course - includes four modules, covering a range of general coaching topics including; the role and responsibilities expected of a coach, planning, safety, working with parents, communication, group management and inclusive coaching practices. 

In addition to these modules, Sport Australia also provides:

  • Sporting Schools learning portal for coaches – provides resources and information for coaches delivering physical activity.
  • Clearinghouse for Sport (Collaborate + Share + Learn + Innovate) – access to a range of online resources, including daily sports news, knowledge base topics relevant to the sport sector, sport publications and digital media.

Got a sport in mind?

Sporting Schools has partnered with over 30 key National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) to help deliver a quality Sporting Schools experience. To learn more about coaching for a specific sport, contact the national sporting organisation. They’ll know about how to register and the next available coaching workshops in your region or what’s available online.

To find out more visit the Sporting Schools become a coach page or click the links below to contact your NSO. 

You can also visit the Help Centre and follow the steps to register.

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