Croquet Victoria
Advancing Croquet in Victoria

Coaching

The Croquet Australia Coaching System

Presenter-Assessors that can accredit coaches

Kenn Boal Rich River Level 1 (F) AC & GC
Philip Brown Kew Level 1 (F) Gateball
Jim Clement Sarsfield Level 1 (F) GC
Ruth Duffy Corowa Level 1 (F) AC, GC & RIC
Stephen Forster Belmont Level 1 (F) AC
Maria Harvey Beechworth Level 1 (F) GC
Lester Hughes Williamstown Level 1 (F) GC
Bill Humphreys Golden Square Level 1 (F) AC
Mike McKenzie Belmont Level 1 (F) GC & RIC
John van der TouwMonash Level 1 (F) AC & 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 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 date to be confirmed.
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
0418 415368
coaching@croquetvic.asn.au

VCA Coaches

This is a list of Accredited Coaches in Victoria on 14 Nov 2018.

Region Club ACA ID Name AC GB GC RIC Accredited Until
Ballarat and District Ballarat Alexandra 2663 Gwen Hamilton F 2022-01-30
Ballarat and District Ballarat Alexandra 37013 David Johnston F F F 2022-01-30
Ballarat and District Ballarat Western 12780 Nancy Hatherell F 2021-08-28
Bayside Brighton 12440 Jane Alcorn F 2022-04-13
Bayside Brighton 1065 Lesley Cavalier F F 2020-07-03
Bayside Elwood 14137 Alan West F F F 2021-08-28
Bayside Sandringham 1566 Raymond Davis F F 2021-08-28
Eastern Metro Kew 15019 Philip Brown F 2021-11-18
Eastern Metro Kew 11181 Mike Cohn F F 2021-08-28
Eastern Metro Lilydale 13385 Patrick Hartley F 2022-09-17
Eastern Metro MCC 11007 Graham Fahey F 2021-02-14
Eastern Metro MCC 12959 Thomas Kudelka F F 2021-08-28
Eastern Metro MCC 11299 Helen Worladge F 2021-02-14
Eastern Metro MCC 14904 Wayne Worladge F 2021-02-14
Eastern Metro Monash 15168 Kaye Molyneux F 2021-11-02
Eastern Metro Monash 36645 Roslyn Smith F 2022-06-01
Eastern Metro Monash 11060 John van der Touw F F 2021-08-28
Geelong Belmont 12094 Carol Bradburn F 2022-10-24
Geelong Belmont 2171 Stephen Forster F 2021-08-28
Geelong Belmont 20127 Michael McKenzie F F 2022-09-17
Geelong Belmont 16092 Ian Petersen F F 2021-08-28
Geelong Geelong Eastern Park 14986 Anthony Pye F 2021-08-28
Geelong Queenscliff 5577 Roger Richmond F 2022-04-28
Geelong Queenscliff 5576 Laurene Richmond F 2022-04-28
Gippsland Phillip Island 11101 David Mann F F 2021-05-24
Gippsland Sarsfield 11149 Jim Clement F 2020-07-03
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 F 2021-12-08
Goulburn Valley Rich River 594 Kenn Boal 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 Beechworth 15036 Allan Holt F 2021-12-10
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
North Eastern Wangaratta 15114 Terence James Wilson F F 2022-09-17
Northern District Golden Square 11097 Bill Humphreys F F 2021-08-28
Northern District Maldon 36447 Stephen Templeton F 2022-09-17
Northern District Maryborough 12341 Graeme Jones 1 2019-02-27
Northern District Maryborough 12904 Martin Mackay 1 2019-02-27
Northern District Quarry Hill 14354 Chris Eiffert F F 2021-08-28
South East Metro Briars Heritage 16145 Maureen Gordon F F 2022-04-13
South East Metro Briars Heritage 36550 Lewis Gordon F F 2022-04-13
South East Metro Frankston 14598 Lynette Loutit F F 2021-08-28
South East Metro Frankston 14599 Robert Loutit F 2021-08-28
South East Metro Mornington 11225 Colin Martin F 2020-07-03
South East Metro Mornington 7882 Peter Speedie F 2021-08-28
South East Metro Rosebud Village Glen 13421 Alan Jenkins F 2021-08-28
South East Metro Sorrento 36820 William Manwaring F 2021-11-02
South Western Terang 4971 Eric O'Donnell F F 2021-08-28
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 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 14695 Mark Wilson 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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