Coach Mentor Program

Coach Directors 2023:

  • EXPRESS VNL: Wendy Jacobsen
  • POWER Representative Teams: Ness Alexandra


  • To lead and oversee the Boroondara Netball Association Talent pathway from Power to VNL Express
  • To develop Boroondara Netball Association coaches ie) “Coach the Coaches”
  • To work with team coaches to plan and implement team training programs on a yearly basis.
  • To work with team coaches to ensure that our Club Culture is maintained.
  • To ensure that our Club style of play and strategies are consistent across all teams (Power and Express)
  • To ensure that players are being taught the correct skills
  • Encourage coaches to progress their Netball Victoria coach accreditation: Foundation > Development > Intermediate > Advanced > Elite
  • Encourage coaches to complete relevant Netball Victoria on-line high-performance learning modules ie) Expect Respect, Select for Netball Success, Coaching Our Way.
  • To facilitate a pathway for Power coaches to Boroondara Express teams
  • Provide direction, guidance and support to team coaches
Individual Coach Performance Plan:
  • Each coach completes an ICPP docxIndividual-Coach-Performance-Plan 
  • The ICPP is submitted to the relevant Coach Cirector for assessment.
  • This identifies the coach's NEEDS and forms the basis for their individual professional development PLAN
Observation & Feedback:

The Coach Mentor will rotate amongst teams at both training and matches to support, observe and provide feedback to coaches.


  • Feedback includes:
    • Organisation of session
    • Coach and player communication
    • Conduct of drill using coaching points
    • Examples of positive feedback
    • Structure of team and player awareness


  • Feedback includes
    • coach feedback to players during breaks, pre and post matches
    • coach decisions regarding player positioning & changes on court
    • skills and drills to use for follow-up training session


  • Coaches are encouraged to update their NCAS coaching accreditation as required: Foundation > Development > Intermediate > Advanced > Elite
  • Costs are subsidised by BNA 
  • Coach Directors perform end of season coach REVIEWS
  • Coach Directors provide hands-on / phone coach support and advice as required
Funding: sponsored by Bendigo Bank
  • Coach Mentor remuneration
  • Coach accreditation course subsidies

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