Many athletes require the services of a coach, no matter their performance level. The role of the coach is fundamental to the success of triathletes at every level.
Our coaching network is critical to the growth and reputation of our sport. A good coach needs to be positive, supportive, enthusiastic, focused, goal-oriented, knowledgeable, observant, respectful, patient, and a clear communicator.
There are a variety of reasons people get involved in coaching. You may be a community coach, former athlete, business coach or simply seeking a career change. No matter your reasoning, Triathlon Australia have various courses to support your journey as a coach. Levels of coaching vary and start at an entry-level and progress to high performance. Triathlon Australia’s National Coaching Framework outlines the various levels of accreditation and provides more information about coaching programs.
As a Triathlon Australia accredited triathlon coach, you will:
Gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to coach triathletes in the fundamentals of swimming, cycling, running and transition;
Develop knowledge of the basics of the science of triathlon, e.g. planning and programming, nutrition, sports physiology and growth and development;
Learn about the “art of coaching” – the fundamentals of communication and relationship building critical to quality coaching.
Receive resources and support from Triathlon Australia (found here)
Coaching accreditation is directly linked to your Triathlon Australia membership. Each year, when a coach renews their Triathlon Australia membership, they are also required to provide evidence that they have completed a level of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). To retain a coaching membership with Triathlon Australia each year, accredited coaches need to undertake re-accredited by reading and acknowledge the Coach’s Code of Behavior, the Triathlon Australia Member Protection Policy and complete a Statutory Declaration regarding ongoing learning and continuous coaching improvement (CPDs)
Got a question?
For all enquiries and questions regarding coaching course in Victoria, coach accreditation, coach reaccreditation and upcoming courses, please contact Robbie Wallace via email.