The Australian Sports Commission is has launched a new online course for coaches.

The Beginning Coaching General Principles online course has been developed to assist new coaches improve their basic coaching skills, in particular, those coaches working with children.

Coaches can complete the course in their own time, from the comfort of their own home.  It is initially being made available free of charge to Australian coaches by the Australian Sports Commission.

About the course The course contains five modules, covering a range of general coaching topics, including the role and responsibilities expected of a coach, planning, safety, working with parents, communication, group management and inclusive coaching practices when working with people with a disability or special population groups.

The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete with assessment included at the end of each module.

How to access the course The Beginning Coaching General Principles course is available from the Australian Sports Commission's new online learning portal.  Go to:

for more information on the course, and to enrol.

Developing Coaches NSW Orienteering and its clubs need more qualified and motivated coaches. To become an accredited level 1 orienteering coach, one has to complete 3 course components within a 2-year period:

A "general coaching principles" course (online)

·       A sport specific course.

·       A practical coaching component.

The general principles and sport specific components can be done in any order. The practical component comes last.

For more information on the Coach Accreditation Scheme and for information about coaching courses, please contact Nick Dent: 

ph 0428251786