The majority of Softball Australia's coaching courses are conducted as part of the National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). The NCAS is a sequential coacheducation and development program offering courses at 6 levels and provides coaches with a nationally recognised accreditation.
The 6 levels of coaching are based on the Long Term Athlete Development philosophy of player centred and coach led. The Australian Coaching Accreditation Pathway and the Accreditation Scheme Overview further outlines the 6 levels of the coach education program below.
The rationale for the content of Levels 1-5 is based on the premise that there are 2 major areas of skill and knowledge required by a Softball coach these include:
While many coaches enter Softball wanting to support their child, there is a reputable pathway that can be followed to progress through each level of the coaching pathway.
Benefits of being an accredited coach vary and include:
Softball coaching accreditation courses are conducted at regular intervals. To register for an accreditation course please contact us.
Sports Accreditation Online (SAO) is the ASC's information management system for national sporting organisations including Softball Australia and is currently available to accredited coaches and official members.
The benefits of SAO for accredited coaches include:
The National Coaches Accreditation Scheme updating policy requires all accredited coaches to participate in a variety of education activities to maintain their accreditation status. The benefits of updating accreditation status include:
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