Manuals and DVDs
Beginning Coaching Manual
Beginning Coaching targets the beginner coach with a focus on the 'soft skills' of coaching including: group management, communication, risk management, planning and ethical responsibilities of the coach. Inclusive practices have been emphasised throughout the manual, so that coaches are better able to apply information on how to work with specific population groups such as athletes with a disability and indigenous athletes. Current information regarding ethical issues such as child protection, drugs in sport and working with officials/coaches and parents are included. Information in each chapter is more 'reader friendly', incorporating a range of case studies to demonstrate how to apply theoretical concepts, and 'tips' to summarise key 'take home' points. 2006 | 4th edition paperback A4 144pp
Intermediate Coaching Manual
Intermediate Coaching is for the coach that has moved beyond the beginner level of coaching and wants to improve their skills and knowledge to improve athlete performance. The manual supports the Intermediate Coaching General Principles and includes a simple introduction to sport science concepts and the essential coaching skills of planning, management, safety, learning and teaching processes and individualisation. The manual is written in an applied manner with a range of case studies and examples that will assist coaches in their understanding of the principles outlined. 2008
Introductory Level Officiating Manual
The Introductory Level Officiating: general principles manual supports the various National Officiating Accreditation Scheme courses. This updated and revised manual focuses on the areas of self-management, managing the competition environment and people management, and gives officials the opportunity to apply inclusive techniques that provide enhanced opportunities for athletes with a disability to participate. 2006 | Paperback A4 68pp
Advanced Level Officiating Manual
The Advanced Level Officiating: general principles manual expands on the themes of self-management, managing the competition environment and people management covered in the Introductory Level Officiating: general principles manual. 2006 | Paperback A4 62pp
Better Coaching Manual
This second edition of Better Coaching reflects the changes in sport since the first edition, showing the increasing focus on legal, ethical and behavioural issues in sport and including new information on drugs, and information technology in sport. The first section covers the roles and responsibilities of modern coaches, their methods and management. The structure and function of the athlete is covered in section two. The third section discusses how performance can be improved with appropriate training principles and methods. The final section presents a holistic view of sport programs and the role of the coach. 2001 | Paperback A4 264pp
Mentor Training Manual
This manual has been produced by the Australian Sports Commission to develop and enhance the skills of mentors working with coaches and officials. Topics covered in the manual include the mentoring process, knowing your mentee, setting up the mentoring relationship, skills of mentoring, communication skills, and managing and resolving conflict.
This manual, developed by the Australian Sports Commission, assists presenters to deliver effective and practical education for coaches and officials. Topics covered in the manual include questioning techniques, using a range of learning methods, understanding and engaging your audience, planning and preparation, using learning aids and dealing with difficult people and situations. 2009 | Paperback, A4, 93pages
Assessor Training Manual
This manual has been developed for use in the Australian Sports Commission's Assessor Training Program, which assists in the training of assessors for the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme and the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme. 2006 | Paperback; A4; 97pp
Coaching Juniors DVD
This DVD highlights some skills coaches of juniors can develop, including group management and communication, and issues coaches may face on game day.
Intermediate Coaching General Principles DVD
This DVD can be used in conjunction with the delivery of the Intermediate Coaching General Principles. It includes a series of short videos covering the following areas:
Skill acquisition - Decision-making and anticipation skills, along with implicit and explicit learning. Duration: 4.41 minutes
Sport pyschology - Goal setting and managing emotions. Duration: 3.42 minutes
Physiology - A basic introduction to the energy systems, componenents of fitness and principles of training. Duration: 4.18 minutes
Basic biomechanics - This video covers components of biomechanics that coaches need to apply to enhance performance, these include; motion, force, momentum, levers and balance. Duration: 3.49 minutes
Coaching processes - Meeting individual needs, problem solving and questioning, giving instructions and feedback. Duration: 4.25 minutes
Introductory Officiating General Principles DVD
Introductory Officiating General Principles - These videos are designed to be used in conjunction with questioning and group discussions.
Communication in officiating - This video highlights how officials use their communications skills to enhance the sporting environment. Duration: 3.24 minutes
Risk management in officiating - This video can be used to identify how the official implements risk management strategies as part of their role. Duration: 3.36 minutes
Mentoring can be a valuable tool to help coaches and officials improve their knowledge, skills and confidence. Having suitably skilled mentors is essential to ensure coaches and officials recieve a positive mentoring experience. This DVD features three short videos that can be used when training mentors.