The TUA is running two Coach Accreditation courses in Tasmania. One in Hobart on Saturday 31st October and one in Launceston on the 1st November.
Registration will close on Friday 23rd October, in order for us to confirm attendance and ensure participants have time to do the online component.
If you’d like to register for this course, follow the appropriate link, below.
http://playafda.usetopscore.com/e/tua-coaching-course-hobart to register for the Hobart, October 31st course.
http://playafda.usetopscore.com/e/tua-coaching-course-launceston to register for the Launceston, November 1st course.
We’re flying Owen Shepherd down from Sydney to run a coaching accreditation course. This will allow any of our local players to become an accredited Ultimate Coach. This accreditation is officially recognised by the Australian Sports Commission, and the AFDA. It will teach you the basics of how to teach Ultimate to beginners and students, allowing you to easily help out at Come and Try sessions, or to recruit and coach your own team in our beginner leagues. Quite often accredited coaches receive a discount in social leagues if they agree to coach a team (they can play as well), and often our coaches are paid to go into schools to run sessions with either students or health faculty staff on how to play Ultimate.
This course was last offered in 2011, and anyone who did the course then will tell you how valuable it was. You’re guaranteed to learn a lot about Ultimate, about your own throwing techniques and change your perspective of the sport. It’s also important to note that if you did do the course in 2011, your accreditation has just recently expired and you’ll need to do the course again.
The time commitment will be approximately 9am-4pm, though this is subject to change. Attendees will also need to complete an online component of the course before Tuesday 27th October in order to attend the practical component. It is expected the online component of the course will take about 4 hours.
The cost for this course is $80, which is a bargain. That cost covers field-hire, lunch, course materials and the cost of flying in a world-class trainer, with lots of experience of Ultimate and coaching at an elite level. That figure is subsidised by the TUA. If you’re interested in the course but cannot afford the entry fee, do have a chat to a committee member, there are other options available.
If you’ve got any questions at all, send them to me. It would be great to get a lot of support for this event, you’ll learn a lot about Ultimate and develop some very useful skills for the future.