ASAPD Coaching Course
The Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability (ASAPD) course is designed to provide basic skills, understanding and knowledge in a practical real-life framework so as you can be a more inclusive coach of people with a disability in sport and active recreation programs and activities. This free online course has been designed so you can learn at your own pace – anytime, anywhere, on any device. You will get practical tools and tips, hear valuable experiences and advice from individuals with disability and coaches providing confidence to support players and athletes to access sport and physical activity options and pathways. The course is available on the Australian Sports Commission’s Learning Centre.
ASC Community Coaching Essential Skills Course
Sport Australia has created a modern approach to community coaching.
Developed in collaboration with the sport sector, the new approach is about supporting the development, education and training of coaches and empowering them to provide safe, fun and inclusive environments that focus on the needs of participants.
Sport modifications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Deaf Sports Australia has some great advice for modifying your approach when coaching or running games for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Riding for the Disabled Australia
Want to become a coach with Riding for the Disabled Australia? They have created programs that are delivered by volunteer coaches who have been especially trained with skills in horsemanship.
Special Olympics Coaching
The role of a Coach is multidimensional, complex and challenging. Special Olympics Australia has an extensive group of resources for coaching people with an intellectual disability.
Some great Toolkits exist to help coaches work effectively with person’s who have a disability, ensuring that everyone has a great experience.
National Sporting Organisations
Are you looking for information specific to a sport?
National Sporting Organisations in Australia are responsible for providing Coach Accreditation and Development programs for coaches in their sports. It’s likely, that their Coach Accreditation or Education program will have modules built in for coaching people with a disability.
We encourage you to look for your chosen sport’s Coach Accreditation program and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us and we would be happy to help you!