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A course aimed at coaches who have moved beyond the beginner level of coaching and who want to improve their skills and knowledge to improve athlete performance.
Would you like to help kids in your community get active?
The Mid West Coaches Network brought the expertise of experienced netball coach Jon Fletcher to the region in June, where he presented a series of workshops over two days.
Around 170 coaches from more than 26 sports attended the annual night-of-nights for Western Australian coaches – the 2012 Industry Sports Coaches Awards.
Coaches in the Mid West can get some tips on developing individuals to maximise team performance at a free two-part workshop in June organised by the Mid West Coaches Network.
In a first for regional Western Australia, the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) is set to launch a new initiative to improve the quality of coaching across all sports within the Great Southern region.
Several members of Hockey WA’s coaching and officiating team were in town during April to deliver practical sessions and present at a Great Southern Coaches Club breakfast.
The Department of Sport and Recreation’s Coaching Workshop Series begins in February with its first of four installments, Physical Presence with Dr Les Fabre, to be held at the Meadow Springs Sporting Complex, at 6pm–8pm on Tuesday 28 February 2012.
As part of the Mid West Coaches Network, Adam Dehring from the Active After School Communities presented the Community Coach Training Program to coaches from all corners of the region.
The Mid West Coaches Network was launched on 7 July, with Perth Wildcats Head Coach Rob Beveridge presenting on the 'Keys to Becoming a Successful Coach'.
Sixteen budding coaches from the Great Southern recently headed to Perth to learn from the best as part of the Department of Sport and Recreation's (DSR) Coaches' Development Tour 2011.
Triathlon Western Australia’s High Performance Coach and Head Coach at University of WA Triathlon Club, Grant Landers, has been awarded the 2010 Australian University Sport Coach of the Year.
One hundred Western Australian coaches were handed the 'Keys to Coaching Success' by West Coast Eagles High Performance Manager Glenn Stewart at a Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) breakfast in May.
Ten enthusiastic ladies were put through their paces at a netball coaching and umpiring course at Lords Sports Stadium in Subiaco.
South West athletes and coaches will be recognised for their hard work and potential next month.
Sixteen individuals from eight State Sporting Associations (SSAs) have been supported to pursue development opportunities as a coach, official, administrator, practitioner or support personnel through the 2010 High Performance Scholarships.
Sport in the regions has received a $54,300 boost, thanks to the State Government providing 32 scholarships for coaches and officials.
This 'Mind Games' column presents the more common questions asked by endurance sport athletes and coaches.
Mass sporting events are becoming increasingly popular worldwide and may have health benefits as they foster low intensity participation in a non competitive, fun environment. This report describes the initial impact of three women only mass events in Ireland as well as the effectiveness of a series of initiatives designed to boost activity among the least active participants. (Irish Sports Council)
The ERASS collects information on the frequency, duration, nature and type of physical activities that were participated in by persons aged 15 years and over for exercise, recreation or sport during the 12 months prior to interview. Participation means active 'playing' participation, and does not include coaching, refereeing and being a spectator, or activities related to work, household chores or gardening duties. (Australian Sports Commission)
Past research has shown that runners who land harder get injured more often. Two newly published studies provide evidence that runners can make simple changes to soften their landing when they run and thereby potentially reduce their injury risk. (Competitor Running)
The present paper reviews the main risk factors and mechanisms for acute injuries to the head, upper and lower extremities, as well as the evidence supporting various strategies to prevent them. The target audience for this paper is everyone involved in protecting the health of the athlete, including coaches, referees, medical staff, sports governing bodies, as well as athletes themselves. (Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norway)
In the split second before foot meets ball, a soccer player's body betrays whether a penalty kick will go left or right, according to recent research in cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (Medical News Today)
Coaches, athletes and medical personnel are seeking guidelines on the ways to reduce the risk of illness in athletes preparing for high level competition. The aim of this article is to outline some strategies for reducing the problems of illness and infection in athletes. (Canadian sport Centre Ontario)
Whether it be a seemingly never ending fifth set or a tense period of extra time, the ability of athletes to keep going, both physically and mentally, can be crucial in achieving success at the very highest level. (English Institute of Sport)
It's an irrefutable fact that consistency in sport is essential for long-term success. The author explains how you can increase your consistency for better sport performance. (Peak Performance)
Twenty-one Western Australian coaches were crowned the 2010 High Performance or Community Coach of the Year for their respective sports at a dinner celebration at the Duxton Hotel on Friday 21 May 2010.
The Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club (MOFSC) hosted the 5th Annual Coaching Regatta over the 2010 Easter weekend, which saw the waters of Comet Bay spotted with an array of colourful yachts. The event was supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation.
Recent practice has indicated that athletes need to get a jump on the competition by using the immediate post-season to recover (if necessary) and take that valuable off-season time to work on new strength, new skills, master technique, and develop a soli
Mental toughness is the most important psychological characteristic that determines athletic success but what is it and what do mentally tough athletes think about or do when competing? (Peak Performance)
Coaching general principles courses have been developed by the Australian Sports Commission, and cover the aspects of coaching common to all sports.
Junior coaches and officials can now apply for their share of $1.6 million sports grant!
The Department of Sport and Recreation, Netball WA and Athletics WA are seeking Aboriginal people wanting to undertake coaching in 2010.
Look out on the Duncraig Primary School oval on Friday mornings and you’ll see bobsled Olympian Ted Polglaze aka ‘Bob Sled Ted’ supporting kids who find tackling physical activity at school a little trickier than others - he’s a mentor, a go get ‘em guy, supporter and friend.
Coaches, officials, administrators and support personnel are an integral part of sport in the Pilbara enabling clubs to create the right environment for athletes to excel.
Carnarvon has scored a coup for the juniors with Tee-Ball WA's Chief Coach Peter McCormack to deliver a Level A coaching clinic on Saturday 5 September, 2009.
Athletics stalwart and legend in the Gascoyne Midwest region, Jacko Whitby continues his support for athletics in Carnarvon with the delivery of a level one athletics coaching course on Saturday 5 September, 2009.
Kay Cox of Masters Swimming WA was awarded the National Official of the Year award for 2008.
Skywest Airlines will fly Triathlon WA Development Officer and coach Brian Kempson to Western Australia’s Mid West for an Out of Season Training Spectacular this month.
On Friday 22 May, 150 people braved the cold morning to attend the first Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) Coaches Breakfast for 2009.
The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR), vis grants and scholarships, provides funding through state sporting associations for coaches and officials throughout Western Australia.
The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) has the following training courses coming up in June/July 2009 for coaches, officials and administrators.
Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) Coaching and Officiating Consultant Jacqui Jashari recently headed up to Kalgoorlie to present at the Coaches Forum.
Current and past Emerging Leaders and Career Development Program scholarship holders gathered for a networking function on Friday 8 May 2009.
The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) would like to welcome the new members of the Coaches Reference Panel.
The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR), through grants and scholarships, provides funding via state sporting associations for coaches and officials from across Western Australia.
The Department of Sport and Recreation has the following training courses coming up in May/June 2009 for coaches, officials and administrators. Click on the links for more information.
In Western Australia about 220,000 people are diagnosed with asthma. At least 80% of people with asthma get symptoms when they exercise. Sudden life threatening attacks are not limited to people with severe asthma, all people with asthma are at risk.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has recently re-developed its Presenter/Facilitator training.
Coaching in the Active After-school Communities (AASC) program is a great way to promote your sport and encourage kids to join your club or association.
'The Lab' is an online library of research of sport and recreation issues where you will find a broad range of opinions, articles and news items that may assist you with your coaching or officiating development.
Every industry needs competent, contemporary leaders. Our department is investing significant funding into its emerging leaders through scholarships offered as part of the Western Australian Sport and Recreation Emerging Leaders Program.
A lead-up tournament between Baseball WA's Claxton Shield/National League team, Perth Heat, and the South Australia equivalent, SA Bite, was staged in Port Hedland on 13-14 November 2008.
In 2009 the Coaching Advisory Group was developed. The panel consists of up to 12 members who are appointed for three-year terms and represent a wide cross section of sports, including team, individual and high and low-profile sports.
The Avon Valley Women's Coaching program is aimed at encouraging women to actively participate in golf in the Avon Valley region – a combined program between 16 golf clubs in the area.
Julie first tried her hand at touch rugby at the age of 17. Unfortunately after seriously injuring her knee during a game Julie had a full knee reconstruction.
Officials are an essential part of sport. They make sure everyone plays by the rules, that the game is safe and that the spirit of the game/event is observed and enjoyed by all. They have no stake in the outcome of the game/event.
The Department of Sport and Recreation supports the active involvement of well-trained, skilled and informed people delivering coaching services at community level through to supporting elite athletes. Good quality coaching will ensure that participants' experience in sport and recreation is positive, safe and fun.
What to do and what not to do as a coach.
Important tips for junior coaches.
Linking sport and recreations clubs with schools.
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