Coaching (Last Update 14 November 2012)
Changes to ASC provided resources (updated 7 Nov 2012)
Following a review, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has made changes to Sports Accreditation Online (SAO) and the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). These changes will be introduced incrementally from late October 2012.
The principal impact on individual coaches is that access to SAO by individuals for read-only access or to update their personal details will be removed on 21 December 2012. The full text of the ASC letter is at Orienteering SAO Changes letter via email October 2012.pdf
For any enquiries please contact Manager (Coaching and Officiating Development).
Structure and Management
Coaching in Orienteering Australia is the responsibility of the Director, Technical and the Director, High Performance who manage their respective functions through the OA Coaching Committee (chaired by the Manager, Coaching and Officiating Development) and the High Performance Management Group (chaired by the Manager, High Performance) respectively. Manager (Coaching and Officiating Development), and Manager (High Performance) are both part-time, contracted positions.
Coach Education and Development
The Australian Sports Commission now provides an online Beginner Coaching Principles course which must be completed as part of the Level 1 Coaching accreditation process.
Coach education and development is carried out under the umbrella of the Australian Sports Commission’s National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). There are currently three levels of accreditation for orienteering coaches:
Level 1 - Club coaching. The Level 1 Coaching Syllabus is found at Coach Level 1 Syllabus 10 Jan 2011.pdf
Level 2 - State Junior, Senior squads and advanced athlete development. The Level 2 Coaching Syllabus is found at Coach Level 2 Syllabus.zip accredited from 8 May 2009.
Level 3 - The Level 3 Coaching Syllabus is found at Coach Level 3 Syllabus 10 Jan 2011.pdf
Level 1 coach accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of State associations. Level 2 and above accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of OA.
A list of accredited coaches is available via the link in the menu bar. Accreditations are valid for four years, during which time you must acquire a certain number of 'points' to qualify for re-accreditation. The 'points' table for Coach Re-accreditation is Coach Reaccreditation Points Updating Table - Jan 2011.doc
To view your accreditation status and update your personal details, visit the Sports Accreditation Online website. (NOTE - this function will be removed from 21 December 2012)
Coach's Code of Ethics
Orienteering Australia endorses the Australian Sports Commission’s Code of Ethics for Coaches. All coaches are required to sign the agreed joint ASC-OA code of ethics before being accredited.
The Code of Ethics can be found at Coach Code of Ethics - Orienteering.doc. The Agreement form can be found at Coach Code of Ethics Agreement Form - Orienteering.doc
Over the coming months this page will be updated with resources for coaches athletes.
Orienteering Australia now has a association with Human Kinetics. Human Kinetics provides high-quality resources and texts for athletes and coaches. Through the association OA receive a percentage of sales so be sure to follow THIS LINK when purchasing items from their website.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) also provide a number of high quality publications. ASC Resources are listed here.
Check out what the Orienteering Service of Australia has to offer.