Free sports coaching workshops for local communities
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson has invited community sporting groups to build their credentials with free coaching workshops to be held on the Sunshine Coast this month.
The strength and conditioning workshop on 18 September will cover the use of a strength and conditioning program as well as information on weightlifting, core strength training and age-related considerations for young athletes.
Ms Simpson said the Building Active Communities workshops were aimed at first-time coaches, particularly those working with children and are the first training step in gaining coaching accreditation.
“This is a great opportunity for members of grassroots sporting organizations to learn some basic skills and build on their knowledge for the benefit of the local community,” Ms Simpson said.
“The Building Active Communities free training workshops can increase the skills and knowledge of coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers across a range of different sport and recreational activities.
“And the more people with these skills, the greater the asset they are to their local clubs, schools and communities.”
The coaching principles course covers aspects common to all sports, including the role and responsibilities of a coach, planning, safety, working with parents, communication, group management and inclusive coaching practices.
“We want all Queenslanders to get involved in sport from an early age and have access to sporting opportunities wherever they live in Queensland.
“That’s why the Government has committed to supporting them through our $16 million Get in the Game initiative.
“Get in the Game is about providing better equipment and facilities at the grassroots and giving children who might not otherwise be able to afford it the chance to get involved with sport.”
The first workshop will be held from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday 18 September at the Maroochy Multi-sports Complex, Fisherman’s Road, Maroochydore.
Register by calling the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing on 5352 7296 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is also open for The Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program which takes place at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs on 25 September.
This program provides teachers, school sport volunteers, tertiary and senior secondary school students throughout Queensland with FREE training that can ultimately lead to recognized accreditation in coaching, officiating and sports first aid.
The Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program will be held from 8.15am – 5pm on Tuesday 25 September at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs. Register on-line by 14 September at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/workshops (select North Coast).
For more information go to http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/community-programs/education-training/accreditation-program/index.html.