The National Coaching Platform will be turned on at 11.59pm Tuesday 21st September, 2021
All Certified Coaches will be receiving an email with instructions on how to sign in. (may need to check their junk mail)
When signed in they will then have the ability to use the new platform for the coaching level they have been trained in.
I have sent out 'consent required' emails to certified coaches asking for your permission to provide your email address to ACA National Co-ordinator of coaching, the reason being is that this is necessary for you as an ACA certified coach to be able to access the coaching information and videos etc relevant your certified level from the ACA academy website.
Please state the email address you wish to have given or not
You have permission to provide mine as:
You do not have my permission:
Each coach will need their own access to ensure their learning and development is allocated to them individually. The system wont allow the same email address for two different people. Gmail email accounts are free and easy to set up with mobile access.
At the ACA meeting of 13 Jan 2021 the directors decided that ACA would provided free of charge the coaching manuals as follows:
General principles and presenter manuals along with all disciplines Level 3 and 4 manual.
HPM will purchase their manuals out of their ACA budget.
VCA have agreed once again to cover the cost for Level 1 and 2 manuals for its coaches in Victoria.
Here you can download the application form for each mallet sport code (AC, GC, Gateball, Ricochet).
Please complete the application form and send to email@example.com including a copy of your WWCC certificate.
All existing coaches should already be using their logbook to keep an up-to-date record of their coaching activities. The new National Coaching Program requires all coaches to log their coaching hours, in order to meet SportAus requirements for record-keeping.
To be eligible for training as a coach there are certain pre-requisites that MUST be met before attending any coaching program. Please review the relevant section of Eligibility for Training to make sure you meet the criteria before applying.
Please note: A valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) is now an ACA prerequisite for attendance at all coach training.
Coaches, even non-certified 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]
Two papers by Jenny Clarke
Aussie Croquet - A Mallet Sport for Schools
Contact the State Coordinator of Coaching for more information.
This is a list of Certified Coaches in Victoria on 25 Sep 2021.
P denotes a Presenter/Assessor.