The Croquet Australia Coaching System
Changes to Coaching accreditation are in full swing in Victoria.
The pilot course presented by Greg Whymark (ACA) was held at Cairnlea last year.
Our thanks and congratulations to those Presenter/assessors and accrediting
coaches and who participated in the re-accreditation program.
Presenter-Assessors that can accredit coaches
|Kenn Boal ||Rich River ||Level 1, AC, GC & RIC|
|Leslie Cavalier ||Brighton ||Level 1 AC & GC|
|Jim Clement ||Sarsfield ||Level 1 GC|
|Ruth Duffy ||Corowa ||Level 1 AC, GC & RIC|
|Maria Harvey ||Beechworth ||Level 1 GC|
|Lester Hughes ||Williamstown ||Level 1 GC|
|Colin Martin ||Mornington ||Level 1 GC|
Current happenings and projected timeline for further developments
The coaching accreditation structure is based on:
- the coaching process rather than the code being coached.
- a single unified structure designed to meet the needs of all four codes (AC, GC, Ricochet and Gateball).
- addressing the needs of players.
- industry standard Competency Based Training (CBT) as opposed to curriculum based training.
- coaches may choose to be endorsed for multiple codes (AC, GC, Ricochet and Gateball).
- accreditation under this system is for four years.
- all coaches accredited under the past system (0,1, 2 and B) will be required to reaccredit under current system prior to their renewal date.
Levels of Coaching
|Assistant Coach (A) ||No release date.|
|Foundation Coach Level 1 (F) ||One-day course, teaching players how to be a coach, whilst underpinning good mallet skills: Grips; Stalking; Stance; Swing and follow through. Teaching the rationale for developing a consistent routine for every shot. Hence helping players to learn and enjoy the game through correct mallet skills from the start.|
|Club Coach Level 2 (L2) ||Is able to coach players who want to improve and can compile coaching and practice programs. The L2 coach knows how to extend players, can teach tactics and assists players to produce their own improvement programs. Pilot end 2017.|
|Development Coach Level 3 (L3) ||Is able to coach effectively for high-level competitions throughout Australia, by assisting players in devising long-term development plans and advise on drills to achieve the player's goals. No release date.|
|Tactical Coach Level 4 (L4) ||Higher performance management, or other specialist skills. No release date.|
|Elite Coach Level 5 (L5) ||This Coach will be trained to motivate and lift players into the elite categories of performance. No release date.|
|Under 21 Coach (U21) ||Before a coach can be accredited under this category the coach will have provided evidence of their Working with Children Check from the State(s) they Coach. No release date.|
|Team Coach (TM) ||No release date.|
Accreditation under this system is for four years.
All coaches accredited under the past system (0,1,2 and B) will be required to
reaccredit under the new system as their current accreditation expires.
Coaches may choose to reaccredit prior to the expiration date.
Those who wish to become accredited coaches must first complete the
Australian Sports Commission online course Community Coaching General
Principles, which is available at learning.ausport.gov.au.
After completing the course, please complete the application form (download
below) and send to email@example.com
including a copy of your Community Coaching General Principles certificate.
Working With Children Check
As State Coordinator of Coaching, I advise all coaches to obtain a Working
with Children Check (WWCC). As coaches we need to comply with this legislation
in the state(s) we coach.
Coaches, even non-accredited members who are coaching U18s require WWCC, as it is classed as child-related work, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Anyone who is in any way imparting knowledge is deemed to be working with children.
Clubs that run programs for school groups, youth groups etc, will require all
members who coach the youth to have WWCC; this includes school groups accompanied
by Dept. of Education members/employees who previously supervised club members'
WWCC Victoria [workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au]
WWCC NSW [service.nsw.gov.au]
Contact the State Coordinator of Coaching for more information.
This is a list of Accredited Coaches in Victoria on 19 Aug 2017.
|Eastern Metro||MCC||11007||Graham Fahey||F||2021-02-14|
|Eastern Metro||MCC||12959||Thomas Kudelka||B||2018-01-21|
|Eastern Metro||MCC||11299||Helen Worladge||F||2021-02-14|
|Eastern Metro||MCC||14904||Wayne Worladge||F||2021-02-14|
|Eastern Metro||Monash||6855||Jeff Von't Steen||B||2018-01-21|
|Gippsland||Phillip Island||11101||David Mann||F||F||2021-05-24|
|Goulburn Valley||Mooroopna||2588||Margaret Gunn||F||2021-04-03|
|Goulburn Valley||Numurkah||12862||Kevin Hansen||0||2020-02-08|
|Goulburn Valley||Numurkah||3952||Lois Lowe||0||2020-02-08|
|Goulburn Valley||Numurkah||14682||Ellen Reed||0||2020-02-08|
|Goulburn Valley||Rich River||594||Kenn Boal||F||F||F||2020-07-04|
|Goulburn Valley||Rich River||2478||Marjorie Grant||0||2020-02-08|
|Goulburn Valley||Shepparton||36629||Margaret Gleeson||0||2020-02-08|
|Goulburn Valley||Shepparton||14346||June Hoge||0||2020-02-08|
|North Eastern||Beechworth||14611||Maria Harvey||F||2020-07-03|
|North Eastern ||Corowa Civic||36686||Ruth Duffy||F||F||F||2021-04-03|
|North Eastern||Twin City||36770||Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt||F||F||2021-04-03|
|North Eastern||Twin City||14798||Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt||F||F||2021-04-03|
|North Eastern||Walla Walla||9200||Belle Cahill||F||2021-06-17|
|Northern District||Maryborough||12341||Graeme Jones||1||2019-02-27|
|Northern District||Maryborough||12904||Martin Mackay||1||2019-02-27|
|South East Metro||Mornington||11225||Colin Martin||F||2020-07-03|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brimbank||14414||Lilian Jurey||1||2019-02-27|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||12563||Donna Appleby||1||2019-01-19|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||14933||Roy Billington||1||2019-01-19|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||15035||Lorna Clarkson||B||2018-01-21|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||11174||Helen Greenwood||B||2018-01-21|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||14885||Bruce Macgregor||1||2019-01-19|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||14694||Kate Patrick||F||F||2020-07-04|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||14696||Edith Taylor||B||2018-01-21|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||14695||Mark Wilson||F||2020-07-04|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Brunswick||12816||Josh Wilson||1||2018-07-10|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Essendon||11300||Dot Dickson||F||2020-07-04|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Essendon||2654||Shirley Hallinan||1||2019-01-19|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Williamstown||970||Marie Calthorpe||F||F||2020-07-03|
|Western Metro Croquet and Malletsports||Williamstown||9232||Lester Hughes||F||2020-07-03|
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