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.

Department's position on coaching 

The department supports the active involvement of well-trained, skilled and informed people delivering coaching services at community level through to supporting elite athletes. 

More information on the Department's position on coaching.

Coaching Strategy Framework

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

More information

Philip Gregson

Coordinator Talent Development — Sport and Recreation
Telephone 08 9492 9722
Email Philip Gregson