Behind every good athlete, there's bound to be a good coach. Coaches play a vital role in the physical and emotional wellbeing of athletes.

Coaches always up with the play

Coaches draw on years of experience as an athlete, in a mentoring role or just simply as a local community member keen to lend a helping hand.

Coaches have to be aware of the latest trends in diet, training methods and motivation techniques.

The Department provides coaches with a wide range of resources, including training clinics and access to the latest research, to ensure they can keep WA athletes ahead of the pack.

Many of the training clinics are also targeted at local community coaches who require basic skills to create a fun and safe environment for children to be active.

Coaches and Officials Advisory Group

Recently the two advisory groups for coaching and officiating coordinated by the Department were merged into one group called the Coaches and Officials Advisory Group (COAG). The role of COAG is to act as an advisory group to develop strategies and initiatives to educate, train, recruit, recognise and promote coaches and officials at all levels within Western Australia.

Coaching Strategy Framework

The Department is developing a coaching strategy framework to assist in supporting coaching at all levels in Western Australia.

More information

Jaimi Rumbold
Project Officer - People Development
Telephone 08 9492 9719
Facsimile 08 9492 9711
Email Jaimi Rumbold