Overview of the New Rowing Coach Accreditation Scheme
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Overview of the New Rowing Coach Accreditation Scheme The following structure will begin in January 2005 for Rowing Coach Accreditation in Australia. Accreditation Levels Level 4 Specialist Modules Masters Level 3 Disability School Age Level 2 Level 1 Features of the New Accreditation Scheme: Level Aim Requirements 1 This is a new entry level accreditation. The course Approx 1 day course provides a basic introduction to coaching rowing at duration, plus post-course community level. This course is aimed at parents, practical coaching teachers, outdoor rec instructors, boat race officials, requirements. Coaches will and senior school students. No prior coaching be assessed against relevant experience required. Coaches will be accredited to competencies. work under the indirect supervision of a higher level coach. 2 This program trains coaches who already have some Approx 2½ days course experience in the sport. The new Level 2 is duration, plus post-course equivalent to Rowing‟s previous Level 1 accreditation, coaching requirements. but with the following improvements: Coaches will be assessed More time allocated to practical elements, against relevant including rigging and fault correction. competencies. Less focus on complicated sport science concepts. Only basic sports science principles are introduced. 3 The Level 3 is aimed at senior school and club Approx 5 days course coaches, and those coaches working with state level duration, plus post-course teams and junior national teams. The Level 3 focuses coaching requirements. more heavily on applied sports science concepts, and Coaches will be assessed aims to provide the coach with the „tools of the trade‟ against relevant to develop athletes to their potential. The new Level 3 competencies. is equivalent to the previous Rowing Level 2 accreditation, but with a greater emphasis on technique analysis and correction, and individualising your coaching. 4 The Level 4 is a new accreditation level. It is aimed at A 2 day workshop will „professional‟ head coaches working within schools, commence the Level 4 clubs, and NTC networks who are dealing with elite program. It is anticipated that athletes. The Level 4 aims to train the coach to apply the remainder of the Level 4 their coaching skills in a holistic manner, and work requirements will take with a team of sports science experts to assist the between 12 months and 2 athlete to achieve excellence. The Level 4 will focus years to complete, depending on the role of the coach as a program manager, and on the candidates current will rely on expert coaches practising in the field to coaching workload and mentor Level 4 candidates. commitments. A 12 month mentored practicum is involved. Coaches will be assessed against relevant competencies Specialist Specialist modules can be undertaken in the areas of: The specialist modules can modules Coaching Masters Rowers be conducted via on-line Coaching Rowers with a Disability study, or conducted in a face Coaching School Age Rowers to face course environment. These modules aim to provide specialist skills and Candidates must also knowledge to coaches who work with athletes in these undertake mentored practical target groups. These modules will be conducted coaching hours. Coaches will separately from the four accreditation levels, and are be assessed against relevant optional. Coaches who successfully complete these competencies modules will receive a Rowing Australia „specialist coach‟ accreditation. Level 2 is a pre-requisite to undertaking the specialist modules. The three specialist modules MUST be completed by coaches who wish to achieve Level 4 accreditation. Specialist modules may be undertaken as part of updating for Level 2 and 3. Maximum updating points have been allocated to the specialist modules (see Updating policy at Appendix 1) Changeover Policy for Existing Coaches from the Old System to the New The new Rowing Australia Coach Accreditation Scheme will mean a change for coaches who are already accredited. Rowing Australia currently has a Level 1 and Level 2 coach accreditation. These levels correlate as follows: Old Level 1 = New Level 2 Old Level 2 = New Level 3. Coaches who are currently accredited at the old Level 1 or 2 will be automatically issued with a new Level 2 or 3 accreditation. However, their current updating period will still apply (ie. they will not be given a new 4 year period in which to update – for example, if they are due to update in 2006, then that date will still apply). For coaches who were previously accredited at the old Level 1 or 2, and have let their accreditation lapse, the re-entry clause in Rowing Australia‟s updating policy will apply (see Appendix 1). There are a number of coaches who are operating at Level 4 standard, but as this accreditation level did not previously exist, they have not had the opportunity to gain this level of accreditation. Rowing Australia is keen to provide a „fast-tracked‟ opportunity for suitable coaches to gain Level 4 accreditation through an RPL process. From 1 January to 30 June 2005, Rowing Australia will invite appropriately experienced coaches to apply for a „fast-tracked‟ RPL process for Level 4 accreditation. Entry pre-requisites The Rowing Coach Accreditation courses are sequential in nature. Therefore, it is a pre-requisite that participants have achieved the previous level of accreditation prior to enrolling in the next level. In addition, some accreditation levels have additional entry pre-requisites, including coaching experience – see table below for details. Note: that Recognition of Prior Learning is available – see RA Recognition of Prior Learning policy for further information. Candidates must be 16 years of age in order to undertake accreditation. It is recommended (but not required) that all coaches undertake a first aid certificate. Accreditation Level Pre-requisite Level 1 Rowing Coach 16 years of age Level 2 Rowing Coach Level 1 Rowing Coach 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 1 Coach Level 3 Rowing Coach Level 2 Rowing Coach 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 2 coach Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Level 4 Rowing Coach Level 3 Rowing Coach 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 3 coach Coaching Masters Rowers Coaching Rowers with a Disability Coaching School Rowers Note: Entry to the Level 4 course will be „by application‟. Coaching Masters Rowers - Level 2 Rowing Coach Specialist Coach Coaching Rowers with a Level 2 Rowing Coach Disability – Specialist Coach Coaching School Rowers – Level 2 Rowing Coach Specialist Coach Level 1 Overview Module Content Delivery Duration strategies Professional Role of the coach – what coaches do, Presentations 2 hours Issues coaching philosophy. Interactive Code of Ethics – including make discussion coaches aware of police check requirements in each state (club/school responsibility). On line “Play by the rules” anti-harassment module training (to be completed pre or post course). Including a broad range of people in your program (disabled, children, adolescents, women, masters). NCAS Structure. Start and race day rules, waterway rules, roles of BROs. Local venue etiquette guidelines. Sport safety (hydration, hygiene, sunsmart), water safety (swamp etc), emergency plans, duty of care. Risk management basic principles. Identification of general and rowing specific resources available. Basic Theory and practical teaching of the Go Rowing 2 hours Rowing following skills: video part 1 & Technique Carrying boat 2 Breakdown of rowing stroke Getting in/out of boat Sculling Safety position workshop Moving the boat – forwards, Demonstration backwards, turning, checking, & participation emergency stop Setting feet position Capsize drill Teaching Stages of learning Presentation. 1 hour methodology Group management Small group Checklist for presenting new skills. practice Practical tools – coaching from bike, coaching boat, using megaphone or radio, using a stopwatch Terminology Theory & practical teaching of rowing Presentation 1 hour terminology Questions/ Boat parts discussion Blade parts Basic rowing commands Basic race commands Total in-course hours 6 hours Coaching Mentored coaching practice with official Post course 10 hours Practice sign off by an RA approved, qualified practical assessor Level 2 Overview Module Content Delivery Duration strategies Professional Coaching structure of RA and NCAS Presentations 2.5 hours Issues Rowing structure within each BRO state/territory presentation, Rowing Australia Code of conduct hard copy of State specific rules of racing and rules & regatta regatta procedures procedures or Risk management – RA safety & RA/state risk management policies and websites procedures, How to develop a risk Potential on-line management plan Copy of Legal considerations including policies litigation, duty of care, insurance, Potential on-line sporting tribunals. Identification of general and rowing specific resources Physiology & Basic anatomy Presentation 1 hour Anatomy Components of fitness (speed, strength, power etc) – basic terminology Principles of training Identifying conditioning components and their contribution to rowing performance Introduction to physiological testing Rowing Technique of sweep & sculling Presentation 4 hours Technique Analysis of rowing stroke Video “Better Fault analysis and correction Rowing” Exercises for improving and Practical correcting technique workshop (group work with ergos) Video analysis workshop Rigging Importance of proper adjustment Presentation 4 hours and maintenance Demo Basic tools required for rigging Workshop – Adjustments that can be made and rig boats and standard procedures oars Standard measurements for club/school sculling and sweep boats Rigging charts Basic equipment care Terminology associated with rigging measurements Coaching Key factors for effective Presentation 1.5 hours methodology communication (incl body language Demonstration and listening skills) Role play Skill teaching processes: o Introductions o Demonstrations o Practice o Observation & Analysis o Feedback Coaching styles and learning styles Adapting your coaching for a rower with special needs Goal setting and evaluating training and competition performances Training Basic principles of planning & Presentation 3 hours methodology periodisation Workshop Elements of training sessions Group Training Intensity % for each phase presentation in rowing Peer Classification of training using rating evaluation Monitoring of training with a coaches diary Adapting a standard training program to suit specific groups (eg. masters, school aged rowers, disabled) Medical Issues Basic nutritional guidelines Presentation 2 hours Fluid replacement Practical Basic rowing hygiene workshop Injury prevention in rowing – basic principles Injury management (ABC, STOP, RICER) Core stability and body awareness Basic stretching program for rowing Implications of coaching crews with varying needs (ie. junior, youth, club, masters, disabled), including selection of rowers into crews with matching abilities, peer pressure, and appropriate training levels for each specific group Drugs in sport – the issue in general Total in-course hours 18 hours Coaching Mentored coaching practice with official Post-course 20 hours Practice sign off by an RA approved, qualified practical assessor Level 3 Overview Module Content Delivery Duration strategies Professional Self reflection process Presentations 4 hours Issues Mentoring Workshop Support team management roles and responsibilities developing a network Identification of general and rowing specific resources Ethical issues and scenarios Physiology Aerobic and anaerobic energy Presentation 4 hours systems Workshop Physiological testing – applications Demonstrations (incl VO2 max and simple field of testing tests) Heart rate training zones Measuring HLa Medical Issues Physical development Presentations 4 hours Selection of rowers Workshop Nutritional guidelines for competition and training Weight management for lightweights Illness, injury and health issues Injury prevention in rowing – applications Drugs in sport – testing processes Training Periodisation of the yearly plan Presentation 4 hours methodology Application of terminology Workshop Modes of training for different Example phases programs Types of recovery training Individualisation of training programs Evaluating and modifying the program Long term record keeping Strength & Rowing specific strength and Workshop 1 hour Conditioning conditioning exercises – technique Demonstrations Individualising the strength and Potential for online conditioning program – use multi-media Note: Candidates must complete the Level 1 Strength and Conditioning accreditation – prior to attending the Level 3 Advanced Gear ratios and catch/finish angles Presentation 4 hours rigging How to change the gearing ratio Demo Individualising rigging for Workshop – rig anatomical, technical, medical and boats to athlete environmental purposes needs Latest trailer and boat transport regulations Latest equipment resources Biomechanics Basic biomechanical principles Presentation 3 hours (forces, levers, momentum) Web based Identification of force curves quiz for force Analysis of rowing stroke cycle curves Interpreting and acting on analysis Rowing Review stroke analysis Workshop 6 hours technique Stroke progression and (video analysis) development Expert Advanced fault identification and presenter correction Overlay video Race strategy and starts of faults vs Developing advanced drills for ideal model technical improvement Use of video cameras and other equipment for analysis of technique Coaching Communication skills Presentation 4 hours methodology Athlete involvement Workshop Self-directed teaching Questioning techniques Problem solving approach Sports Goal setting Presentation 2 hours Psychology Arousal control skills Workshop Mental rehearsal and visualisation Stress management Time management (coach and rower) Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation Impact of athlete personal and life issues on performance Total in-course hours 36 hours Coaching Mentored coaching practice with official Post course 30 hours Practice sign off by an RA approved, qualified practical assessor Level 4 Overview Module Content Delivery Duration strategies Program Managing a team of specialists (eg. Presentation 4 hours( in Management sports science, strength and Workshop course) conditioning) to achieve an integrated Practical program activities Self reflection and innovation Self management Mentoring skills People management / performance appraisal Negotiation skills Business and Financial management On line - 1 the Law for Business skills University of semester coaches Presentation skills QLD module Time Management HMST7923 Resource management Business and Legal issues (contracts, employment the Law for issues, negligence, duty of care, Coaches discrimination, OH&S, intellectual property) Athlete Holistic development of the athlete Presentation 2 hours (in management Life after competing for athletes Workshop course) Competition pathways Practical Innovative coaching approaches to activities get the best out of athletes Planning Long term (4 year) athlete Presentation 2 hours (in preparation Workshop course) Linking other developmental programs to your program Ongoing evaluation and monitoring Sports Counselling and conflict management On line - 1 Psychology and Communication styles and University of semester the Coaching behaviours QLD module Process Leadership HMST7446 Cohesion Sports Coping skills Psychology and Enhancing performance through the Coaching psychological skills Process Advanced Equipment design Presentation 3 hours (in Biomechanical Measurements of efficiency Workshop course) Analysis Model force curves by boat category Travel Team management for travel Presentation 2 hours (in management Travel issues – jetlag, dehydration, Workshop course) DVT, motion sickness, time zone Practical changes activities Climate (altitude, heat, cold, pollution) Acclimatisation Local food & water Health & hygiene issues – vaccinations, preventing illness, quarantining sick athletes. International Technical, tactical and training Presentation 3 hours (in trends methodology developments in other Workshop course) countries Latest Current tools, trends and innovations Self-directed 12 months technology Current Research projects underway Research project Coaching 12 month „apprenticeship‟ working in Practical 12 months Practice conjunction with a state institute/academy of sport or AIS rowing program. Mentor coaches will provide quarterly reports on the Level 4 candidate‟s progress for review by assessors.