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Coaching

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.

Prerequisite

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 coaching@croquetvic.asn.au 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' contact.

WWCC Victoria [workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au]

WWCC NSW [service.nsw.gov.au]

Downloads

More information

Contact the State Coordinator of Coaching for more information.

State Coordinator of Coaching
Ruth Duffy
02 6033 3864
coaching@croquetvic.asn.au

VCA Coaches

This is a list of Accredited Coaches in Victoria on 19 Aug 2017.

Region Club ACA ID Name AC GB GC RIC Accredited Until
BaysideBrighton1065Lesley CavalierFF2020-07-03
BaysideSandringham14562Joan FordF2020-07-04
Eastern MetroMCC11007Graham FaheyF2021-02-14
Eastern MetroMCC12959Thomas KudelkaB2018-01-21
Eastern MetroMCC11299Helen WorladgeF2021-02-14
Eastern MetroMCC14904Wayne WorladgeF2021-02-14
Eastern MetroMonash6855Jeff Von't SteenB2018-01-21
GeelongBelmont2171Stephen Forster22017-11-01
GippslandPhillip Island11101David MannFF2021-05-24
GippslandSarsfield11149Jim ClementF2020-07-03
Goulburn ValleyMooroopna2588Margaret GunnF2021-04-03
Goulburn ValleyNumurkah12862Kevin Hansen02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyNumurkah3952Lois Lowe02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyNumurkah14682Ellen Reed02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyRich River594Kenn BoalFFF2020-07-04
Goulburn ValleyRich River2478Marjorie Grant02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyShepparton36629Margaret Gleeson02020-02-08
Goulburn ValleyShepparton14346June Hoge02020-02-08
North EasternBeechworth14611Maria HarveyF2020-07-03
North Eastern Corowa Civic36686Ruth DuffyFFF2021-04-03
North EasternTwin City36770Maurice Cevaal-HewittFF2021-04-03
North EasternTwin City14798Sarina Cevaal-HewittFF2021-04-03
North EasternWalla Walla9200Belle CahillF2021-06-17
Northern DistrictMaryborough12341Graeme Jones12019-02-27
Northern DistrictMaryborough12904Martin Mackay12019-02-27
South East MetroMornington11225Colin MartinF2020-07-03
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrimbank14414Lilian Jurey12019-02-27
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick12563Donna Appleby12019-01-19
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14933Roy Billington12019-01-19
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick15035Lorna ClarksonB2018-01-21
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick11174Helen GreenwoodB2018-01-21
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14885Bruce Macgregor12019-01-19
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14694Kate PatrickFF2020-07-04
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14696Edith TaylorB2018-01-21
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick14695Mark WilsonF2020-07-04
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsBrunswick12816Josh Wilson12018-07-10
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsEssendon11300Dot DicksonF2020-07-04
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsEssendon2654Shirley Hallinan12019-01-19
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsWilliamstown970Marie CalthorpeFF2020-07-03
Western Metro Croquet and MalletsportsWilliamstown9232Lester HughesF2020-07-03
State Goverment Victoria

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