Softball Australia's coaching courses are conducted as part of the National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). The NCAS is a sequential coach education and development program offering courses at six levels and provides coaches with nationally recognised accreditation.
The six levels are based on the Long Term Athlete Development philosophy that is player centred and coach led. The Australian Coaching Accreditation Pathway and the Accreditation Scheme Overview outlines the six levels of the coach education program:
The rationale of Levels 1-5 is based on the principle that there are two major areas of skill and knowledge required by a softball coach. These include:
While many coaches enter softball to support their child, these programs provide a reputable pathway through each level of coaching.
Benefits of being an accredited coach vary and include:
For parents and guardians:
Softball coaching accreditation courses are conducted at regular intervals. To register for an accreditation course please contact your State Coaching Director.
The NCAS updating policy requires all accredited coaches to participate in a variety of education activities to maintain their accreditation status. The benefits of updating accreditation status include:
Coaching Accreditation Updating Requirements (Updating Brochure):
Updated 30 July 2013
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