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2016 Coach Development Program

22 Feb 2016

2016 Coach Development Program 

The Coach Development Program was established to support sub-elite coaches in South Australia and fast-track their progress on the coaching pathway. Individuals were identified by their State Sporting Organisation as being committed to, and capable of progressing to a higher level of coaching. Participants in the program will explore the qualities of great coaches and work to improve their ‘people skills’.

Coaches recently engaged during a full day in a workshop with Bo Hanson (front right) from Athlete Assessments, analysing their coaching styles, strengths and challenges, the coach/athlete relationship, team dynamics and culture, resilience, critical conversations and current coaching issues. A key element of the day was the opportunity to network with aspiring coaches from other sports.

Future evening workshops will explore their coaching philosophies, the psychology involved in coaching, managing/engaging the families of athletes, effective communication, goal setting, the value of a mentor and evaluating their coaching beyond the win/loss record.

We are pleased to announce that the participants in the 2016 Coach Development Program are:

Basketball           Georgia Sexton

Basketball           Ryan Vivian

Basketball           Ryan Byrne

Canoe / Kayak   Emma Jager

Canoe Sprint      Nicholas Bulmer

Cricket                Shelley Nitschke

Cricket                John Palmer

Cycling               Michelle Crick

Cycling               Michael Wheeler

Diving                 Amber Cameron

Diving                 Henk Plaggemars

Diving                Laura Tremellen

Football (AFL)   Vasilios (Bill) Economou

Gymnastics       Brenton (BJ) Bird

Gymnastics       Ruth Neeves

Hockey              Danni Casey

Hockey              Ian Jennings

Netball              Jacqui Illman

Netball              Kirsty Leonard-Down

Rowing             Renee Chatterton

Rowing             Simon Lane

Soccer              Alex Sunasky

Softball             Morgan Young

Softball            Jordan Lambert

Swimming       Georgine Luscombe

Swimming       Joel Ugarte

Volleyball        Fabian Garcia-Byrne

Water Polo      Thomas Dayman

Water Polo      Catherine O'Sullivan