Coaches play a vital role in developing athletes through sport. They provide athletes with the skills and knowledge needed to develop, improve and succeed. More often than not, coaches have a major influence on participants and their enjoyment of their chosen sport. Coaches who are accredited through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) are recognised by BA, their STA and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). As expectations for safety and ethical behaviour within coaching continue to increase, it has become increasingly important that all coaches are trained and accredited.
It is recommended that all coaches continue their education to ensure the most appropriate and up-to-date knowledge and coaching techniques are being used.
All coaches of junior athletes should be accredited under the NCAS. It is also Bowls Tasmania Policy that all new and reaccrediting coaches must hold a current Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Card before their accreditation is processed. To view the complete Bowls Tasmania Working with Vulnerable People Policy CLICK HERE
The coach accreditation pathway can be entered at a Club Coach Level in Tasmania. Each level of accreditation is supported by a coaching manual with all the information you need. The coaching course gives you the opportunity to meet other coaches and share ideas to support the implementation of coaching in your environment.