Sports onside for new
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has called for applications for the first intake into its new Centre for Performance Coaching and Leadership.
AIS coaching centre
The Centre aims to give emerging coaches and high performance sports leaders the best possible education and support to succeed.
According to the AIS, the programs are designed for emerging coaches and high performance leaders in priority national sporting organisations who have the capacity and capability to deliver outstanding results for Australia.
Numbers are limited to a maximum of 15 coaches and 15 leaders each year.
Minister for Sport, Senator Kate Lundy said that as well as delivering the world’s best approaches to learning and career development, the Centre would provide a forum for participants to discuss issues and find solutions to coaching and leadership challenges.
Senator Lundy said part of the two year coaching program included a unit delivered by the Melbourne Business School, Mt Eliza Executive Education, aimed at developing a coach’s leadership ability and a unit on improving communication delivered by the famous National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
“We must continue to innovate to keep Australia one step ahead of the competition,” Senator Lundy said.
“We want to develop a cutting edge program that challenges our best young coaches across all sports, which is why we have asked institutions like NIDA to be involved.”
She said the programs, which would include residential components at the AIS in Canberra, study tours and individual assessment, would improve and formalise pathways for performance coaches and leaders.
“Participants will also receive mentoring from the biggest names in coaching from various sports,” she said.
“There is no reason a cricket, football or netball coach or leader cannot learn valuable lessons from a swimming, rowing or athletics coach or vice versa.”
Edition 352, 12 March 2013