Just as for players and umpires, there is a "Pathway to the Top" for coaches, whether that be as a JuniorNet coach or a National coach.
Coaching Opportunities with Boroondara Netball Association:
- JuniorNet - Grade 2 and Grade 3 skills coaching
- Club junior teams
- Primary school teams
- 13/U & 15/U Boroondara Power representative team coaching
- Club senior teams
- 17/U & Open Boroondara Power representative teams
- Boroondara Victorian Netball League teams
- TID Academy squads
- Victorian state teams
- National Netball League - Vixens & Fury
- National teams.
JuniorNet is a great way to be introduced to the world of coaching. It is a progressive skill development program for children in Years 2 - 4. The environment is non competitive and fun where coaches can develop a genuine rapport with the children, developing confidence in themselves as coaches and also learning basic netball skills - something many older players have never been taught! The program has been devised by experts from Netball Australia and Netball Victoria and each session is clearly set out for the coaches. All coaches must complete the on-line Foundation Coaching course and the on-line Umpire Theory exam. They will attend a pre-season meeting where junior coaching principles and key teaching points are explained and demonstrated. Each coach is provided with the session material and all equipment is provided by the Association.
Coach Accreditation Pathway
The Foundation Coaching Course covers basic coaching principles and the teaching and correcting of Netball and modified Netball skills. It is an NCAS accredited course and is available on-line.
The Development Coaching Course is aimed at those who are already coaching a team and want to improve. This is an NCAS accredited course and equates to the former Level 1 course.
The Intermediate Coaching Course is a practically orientated workshop aimed at those who are coaching players above the age of 14 years at Club, Association or Regional level. The course is an excellent introduction into the practical component of the Advanced Coaching Course. This accreditation is composed of 2 different courses: the "Intermediate Coaching Course" conducted by Netball Victoria and the "Intermediate General Coaching Principles Course" conducted by Sport Education Victoria This is an NCAS accredited course.
The Advanced Coaching Course is designed for coaches wanting to further develop their coaching skills to a level recommended for Regional, State League and State teams. This is an NCAS accredited course and equates to the former Level 2 course. One Advanced Coaching Course, comprising 2 weekends, workshops and a practical assessment day, is conducted by Netball Victoria each year.
The Elite Course is designed for coaches of Victorian Netball League & Regional teams and is conducted by Netball Australia.
The High Performance Coaching course is conducted annually by Netball Australia for Advanced coaches wanting to reach the pinnacle of coaching. This is an NCAS accredited course and equates to the former Level 3 course.