Gridiron Australia is excited to announce the next stage in its Coaching Development project.
We have now completed the rollout of the Gridiron Australia Coaching Framework and the first round of Recognised Prior Learning applications have been reviewed and processed. The framework provides National recognition for Gridiron Coaches and a pathway for new coaches and development opportunities for our existing coaching cohort.
A copy of the framework can be found here https://www.gridiron.org.au/media/GA-coaching-framework-2.pdf
With this first stage now complete, our energies have moved to the development of coaching resources that will support this development. Gridiron Australia has partnered with Coach Stone Football to develop an online coaching and certification platform that will not only enable coaches to become certified but also provide additional accessible resources to further support the growth of knowledge and expertise amongst the Australian Gridiron Community.
In light of the current environment, we have brought forward the timeline on this platform development and are pushing to have the first modules available within the next two months so that coaches can prepare for a return to football hopefully within the not too distant future.
Gridiron Australia Director of Football Operations Kevin Wilson said “Our coaches have been asking for an easy, consistent process to become certified as a coach and whilst it has taken a lot of time and research we are confident coaches will be delighted with the platform and more importantly find the content and resources will support their journey as coaches. This is a big step forward for coaching development in this country and it is a way for GA to give back to the multitude of coaches who give freely of their time and energy to this sport here in Australia”.
Access to the certification and resources will be provided to all registered GA coaches free of charge.
If you are interested in registering for the certification course once it is available please email firstname.lastname@example.org