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CLUB COACH COMPETENCIES

Competency Statements and Performance Measures for Club Coaches

The following performance measures will be required when assessing candidate coaches.

CompetencyPerformance Measure
SafetyDemonstrate safe firearms practices
Teach athletes to shoot in a safe manner- Demonstrate correct range procedures and commands
- Instruct athletes on firearm safety
- Assess and manage risks of coaching
- Act in accordance with the Coach Code of Conduct.
Communication
Demonstrate effective communication skills
- Demonstrate effective communication, listening and questioning skills
- Demonstrate inclusive strategies (gender, disability, age, skill level)
- Demonstrate communication skills involve parents, officials, and sports administrators
- Introduce athletes to the Athlete Pathway and provide appropriate support information.
Planning
Prepare and deliver coaching sessions for club athletes using a variety of presentation methods
- Prepare and deliver a training session to teach or confirm skills for athletes at the club level, demonstrating a variety of skills including
• Interactive approach
• Effective demonstration
• Effective questioning
- Include physical conditioning activities, stretching and physical preparation, in a training session (warm up and cool down), for a club level athlete.
- Cater for the social and physical development of the athlete.
Skill Development
Teach basic technical shooting skills
- Teach correct and current technical shooting skills and techniques.
- Provide a safe and positive learning environment. - - - Provide activities that are fun, inclusive and engaging for athletes.
Assessing Athletes
Undertake an assessment of a club level athlete and provide feedback
- Demonstrate an assessment of equipment for athletes including equipment that requires potential modification.
- Demonstrate athlete performance assessment and the use of appropriate feedback to athletes.
- Identify correct fundamental elements of shooting technique and be able to recommend improvements to aid development.
Review
Undertake a review of coaching sessions and modify future sessions based on feedback
- Receive, discuss and respond to feedback on coaching performance from athletes and mentor coaches.
- Be able to verbally explain how to modify a session based on feedback from an athlete or mentor coach.
PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTThis will take place in conjunction with the Assessor/s, and usually at your home club.
The assessment is simply to show you, the coach in action.