Coaching and Officiating Directors workshop report
Sixty one delegates from 32 sports attended the workshop and evaluations contained very positive feedback about the format, organisation, content and networking opportunities of the workshop.
Content Review and Summary of Issues
The primary purpose of the Workshop was to enable discussion and ideas that might stimulate NSOs in providing enhanced development opportunities for their coaches and officials.
The keynote address by John Herdman from NZ Football: Managing Change in Coach Development; prompted some interesting concepts surrounding how best to provide education to the volunteer market and provide a development structure that meets their needs.
Both Netball and Football outlined the process they went through to implement changes in their coaching and officiating frameworks. Alternative training and delivery options were also explored in a number of sessions for both coaching and officiating.
Jan Stirling, in her role as the head coach of the Opals, reinforced the need to recognise the efforts of all people around you and highlighted the important role National Coaching and Officiating Coordinators have in motivating those around them and setting the direction for development in their sport.
Mick Stone highlighted the need for a quality mentor program and Darryl Durham outlined some of the development options for officiating including “best practice” models for junior officiating development and recruitment of officials in rural areas.
A series of other workshops and sessions all seemed to receive a positive response from the NSOs in attendance. These included:
- the online Officiating Principles impending launch
- the manner in which NSOs deal with Recognition through RPL or RCC;
- Presenter Training & Assessor Training;
- The launch of the Intermediate Coaching Principles;
- Addressing the gap between the highest level of education offered and the competencies required to be a high performance coach; and
- A detailed look at the functionality of the new database for coaches and officials
- Decision Making
- International Trends in Coach Education
- ASADA Education program
- NSW Sport and Rec’s successful “Sports Rage” program
The ASC Sports Coach and Official Section would like to thank all people who attended the Directors Workshop and looks forward to supporting NSOs in their pursuit of better accreditation programs and development opportunities for coaches and officials in the future.
Download a copy of the Workshop Program, or the Workshop Evaluation Report below.