Professional Development for Advanced Silver and High Performance Coaches

The focus of professional development at this stage of coach development is to continue to challenge the coach and build upon the knowledge and skills learned at the Advanced Silver / High Performance level. Professional development at the Advanced Silver and High Performance level is primarily delivered Gymnastics Australia but will also be offered by the State/Territory Association.

There are many Advanced Silver Coaches who have been transitioned into the new GA Education Framework. Any coach in this situation should take the opportunity to update current knowledge by undertaking the Online Advanced Coaching Principles Course.

Some ideas of specific topics for an Advanced Silver / High Performance Coach are:

  • The role of the advanced silver / high performance coach; mentoring, building communication skills, developing and strengthening relationships with athletes, parents etc.
  • The body in motion;  anatomy, injury prevention, mechanics of movement and skill analysis, physical preparation, training and development
  • The coach in action; coaching, teaching and learning, planning and implementing effectively
  • How to coach advanced Gymsport skills; technical content, skill progressions, competition preparation
  • Program management

Some suggested training opportunities are outlined below.

 

 

GA Team Future training camp observation

Managing the Risks of Gymnastics course (MRG)

Managing Inclusion in Gymnastics (MIG)

Intermediate Coaching Course - Gymsport Specific

  • As a Beginner coach
  • For professional development / updating
  • Undertaking an additional Gymsport Accreditation

Online Advanced Coaching Principles

Click here to see a video of the course content.

Advanced Online WAG / MAG / TRP Coaching Course

Click here to see a video on the WAG Coaching Course

Click here to see a video on the MAG Coaching Course

Attend FIG 2 Coaching Courses

  • Attending and participating
  • Attending as an observer for updating current knowledge

Attend FIG 3 Coaching Courses

  • Attending and participating
  • Attending as an observer for updating current knowledge

Attend an FIG Judging course

  • As a participant
  • As an observer

Advertised by Gymnastics Australia every 4 years

Volunteering at Australian Championships

LaunchPad Zoom Online: Neuro-nastics and DMPs

Supervisors Online Course

Online Presenter Course

Online Assessor Course

Gymnastics Australia Mentoring Information

 

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with the University of Queensland

Gymnastics Australia has partnered with the School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland to provide Professional Development Online Courses.

These courses are specifically targeted at the Advanced Silver and High Performance coach.

The topics include:

  • Athlete development
  • Talent Identification
  • Quality Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Issues in sport
  • Psychology

See http://elearning-development.net/

 

State-run Advanced Face to Face Coaching Courses

  • Undertaking an additional Gymsport Accreditation

State opportunities

State Congresses

Volunteering at a State (or national) event

Attending State Camps / State Training

Attending an Advanced / Advanced Silver Judging course

  • As a participant
  • As an observer

Club opportunities

Club workshops (sanctioned by State/Territory for updating)

Observation of club training with other Advanced Coaches

State Congress Links

ACT: http://act.gymnastics.org.au/page.php?id=168

NSW:http://www.gymnsw.org.au/conference.html

NT: http://nt.gymnastics.org.au/

QLD: http://qld.gymnastics.org.au/page.php?id=131

SA: http://sa.gymnastics.org.au/page.php?id=124

TAS: http://tas.gymnastics.org.au/page.php?id=147

VIC: http://www.studygym.com.au/

WA: http://www.gymnasticswa.asn.au/coaching-and-judging.html

 

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Face to Face courses

 

Sports Medicine Australia – online courses

Play by the Rules

  • Child Protection
  • Harassment and Discrimination

Complaint Handling Course

Member Protection Information Officer Course

High Performance Concentration
High Performance Decision making
High Performance Goal Setting
High Performance Motivation

See http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/coaches/education/onlinecoach

Level 1 Anti-Doping Course

Level 2 Anti-Doping Course

The 2015 Code

Mentoring Information

Sports Dietitians Australia  - courses and resources