Coaching & Officiating Skateboarding Course
Accredited by Skate Australia
(within Australian Sports Commission framework)
No other skateboard coaching and officiating qualification provides
the level of credibility that
parents, schools and government authorities demand.
The course has been formulated and fine tuned from the experience gained from more than a thousand hours of
skateboarding events and training programs delivered in Victorian skate parks and schools since 2010.
The course is delivered in stages that cover both the theory,
and practical aspects of coaching and officiating and working with children.
The accreditation levels start at the lowest level suitable for parents and volunteers acting as event officials, or paid assistant coaches,
then graduating to full coach, event manager, and finally instructing coach or competition event head judge.
Note: Coaches who completed the SbA course in 2014, may be also eligible for a complementary coaching accreditation activation.
Previously accredited Coaches are advised to send an application to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for this opportunity before 30th November 2017.
Entry Level Course Info:
The Course spans over two half-day/4-hour sessions and comprises of both a theory and practical component. The theory component is a classroom based open forum that covers the following modules: legal and insurance considerations, session planning, risk management, onsite presentation, registration and safety induction, beginner skill development pathway, games and engagement strategies beyond beginner, first aid and incident management, online considerations, marketing and business management, competitions: mc-ing and judging.
The practical component requires participants to attend an All Aboard Skateboarding Session, assisting in real event situations to demonstrate various competencies in coaching and officiating.
Course participants are assessed on competency-based criteria, and upon successful completion will be issued an accreditation, recognised Nationally, under the National Coach Accreditation Scheme sanctioned by Skate Australia, which is within the the Australian Sports Commission Coaching Accreditation Framework.
On the assumed successful completion of the course, participants with be deemed competent understanding and practicing the following…
• Basic understanding of legal and insurance considerations
• Creating and implementing a skateboarding workshop session plan
• Compliance with risk management protocols
• Best practice onsite presentation and registration processes
• Effectively facilitate the safety induction and introductory sessions
• Adequately communicate the beginner skill development pathway
• Facilitate a range of games to engage various skill levels
• First aid protocols and incident management responses
• Awareness of online considerations and public persona
• Basic marketing and business management as a coach
• Officiating competitions: MC-ing and judging
• Understanding and complying with the ASC codes of conduct.
• Understanding compliance with the National Drugs in Sport Policy
• Working with Children registration.
The course costs $300 per participant, and includes Coach and Full Competitive Membership within skateboarding’s officially recognised body under the Australian Sports Commission, Skate Australia. The Skate Australia coaching membership provides professional indemnity insurance, as well as personal accident and loss-of-income coverage at all Victorian Skateboard Association sanctioned events. Membership needs to be updated annually on a calendar year basis, and Professional Development training will be required to be logged.