Coaches Training and Education in Australia

Kellmann, M. and Rynne, S. (2007). Coaches Training and Education in Australia. In: Abstracts: 1st International Workshop for Coaching Excellence: Pathways to Coaching Excellence. 1st International Workshop for Coaching Excellence: Pathways to Coaching Excellence, Trainerakademie Köln, Koln, Germany, (Online-Online). 11-12 December 2007.

Author Kellmann, M.
Rynne, S.
Title of paper Coaches Training and Education in Australia
Conference name 1st International Workshop for Coaching Excellence: Pathways to Coaching Excellence
Conference location Trainerakademie Köln, Koln, Germany
Conference dates 11-12 December 2007
Proceedings title Abstracts: 1st International Workshop for Coaching Excellence: Pathways to Coaching Excellence
Place of Publication Koln, Germany
Publisher Trainerakademie Köln des DOSB
Publication Year 2007
Start page Online
End page Online
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Despite having a relatively small population (approximately 20 million), Australia is regarded as a leading sports nation finishing in the top six nations in the past three Olympics. Australia has established a proud tradition of international sporting success over the past sixty years, especially at the Olympic level. However, after the ‘golden period’ in the fifty’s and sixties, Australia began to fall behind the major sporting superpowers. Specifically, the perceived failure of the 1976 Olympic team in Montreal (no gold medals) was the catalyst for significant Federal Government intervention, leading to considerable changes in the Australian sporting landscape. Since then, Australia has embraced a strategic approach to the development of its national talent in many sports, beginning with the establishment of the Australian Institute of Sport in 1981. The National Sporting Organisations coordinate with the various Institutes and Academies of Sport to develop a structured and systematic approach aimed at supporting Australia’s athletic and coaching elite. There has been a recent shift in Australian coach education from a rigid accreditation structure (level 1, 2 and 3) across all sports, to a flexible accreditation framework in which each sport negotiates the details of the accreditation pathway. Another recent development has been the availability of postgraduate tertiary opportunities for coaches in Australia. The current Postgraduate Programs in Sports Coaching are a joint venture between the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Institute of Sport, and the School of Human Movement Studies at The University of Queensland. Expert academics, researchers and elite coaches have combined to develop relevant courses that integrate theory, research and coaching practice. The online delivery of the Sports Coaching Program provides a flexible study opportunity to cater for the busy lives of practicing coaches.
Subjects 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
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