Coach's Coach Program

What is a “Coach’s Coach”?

BNA has great coaches involved from JuniorNet right through to VNL, but who coaches the coaches? This is the role of a Coach’s Coach – to support coaches in practice, at all levels, to be the best they can be.

Traditional coach education & accreditation tends to focus on netball specific skills, tactics, and techniques; however, coaches also require expertise in inter-personal skills and knowledge (e.g. communication and constructive feedback) and intra-personal skills and knowledge (e.g. knowing themselves, their philosophy and awareness of unconscious biases) which in turn will influence the player’s experience of the sport. Coach’s Coaches will learn how to develop and mentor coaches within your clubs, schools and organisations.

Who can be a “Coach’s Coach”?

  • Anyone interested in supporting others! You don’t have to be a coach; you just need a keen interest in helping others.
  • If you are a coach, a player (or an ex-player), a teacher, or anyone interested in becoming a coach developer, this course is for you.
  • The skills and knowledge developed through the Coaching the Coaches cour se are transferrable to any sport and can even help you in your day-to-day interactions with others!

Why would I consider the course?

  • The training to become a Coach’s Coach is delivered by an internationally recognised trainer of Coach’s Coaches, accredited by the International Council of Coaching Excellence (ICCE), one of only a handful in the World.
  • The course will open up career opportunities for all participants to be involved in the Australian Sporting System (any sport) and will even improve your own coaching!

What is involved?

  • The course, held in Mid-June, involves two half day (or evening) sessions with a facilitator (endorsed by Netball Australia), followed by a follow up session approximately 4-5 weeks later.
  • An online ‘community of practice’ will also be available for people who register to meet, share learnings and chat about issues that may arise.

How much does the course cost?

The whole course is FREE, thanks to VicHealth (see below) who have provided the funding. VicHealth recognised the importance of the role of the coach developer in associations such as BNA.

What do I need to do if interested?                         

Anyone interested is invited to attend an information session being held at the BNA courts at 6.00pm on Friday MAY 19th. The course leaders will also be available on Saturday 20th May at the courts if you are unavailable on Fri evening.

Or alternatively, contact Helen Brown on 0407 141 263 



   We are partnering with VicHealth to support the health and wellbeing of young people!

   VicHealth is giving 180 local ideas a JumpStart! in creatingvibrant, active and connected communities of young people across the state, from a share of more than $3.5million - AND Boroondara Netball Association is one of them!

   Boroondara Netball Association, which currently provides sport participation opportunities for over 3500 women and girls, will trial a new, innovative social-learning model to develop coaches practice across community to elite levels. The aim is to build coach           capacity across the ‘lifespan’ of a player, ensuring that women and girls are exposed to a positive and inclusive environment from the time they enter the sport and across the pathway, increasing participation and retention rates and positive health benefits for         all. This program will be facilitated by Boroondara Netball Association coaches and personnel, with support from Deakin University.

For more on JumpStart! funding click here      



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