COACHING SERVICES

The core focus of the Melbourne Sports Institute is to provide schools with the most talented and professional coaches, each of whom are committed to developing the skills of all students. At the Melbourne Sports Institute, we are proud to have some of the finest State, National and International athletes amongst our coaching and umpiring staff. Each of them is available for coaching and/or umpiring at your school.

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Former Western Bulldogs star Scott West in action for the Melbourne Sports Institute

The specific criteria we use to ensure all coaches are qualified to coach at your school are as follows:

  1. REGISTRATION AND DUTY OF CARE 

All Melbourne Sports Institute coaching staff undergo reference checks, hold current level 2 First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis certifications and have current Working With Children Check registrations. Our coaches understand their responsibilities and the duty of care procedures to ensure that, at all times, their primary concern is the health, safety and welfare of the students that are in their care.

  1. COMMITMENT

All coaches are subject to contracts to ensure that they are committed to completing a full season of sport. Just as continuity in team training is extremely beneficial for individual and team success so is the continuity of the coaching staff.

  1. PROFESSIONALISM AND ABILITY

All coaches have completed accredited training programs. All staff regularly undertakes accreditation and refresher programs as part of their professional development to ensure that our staff are abreast of new strategies, techniques and drills to maintain a progressive and interesting coaching program.

  1. ADMINISTRATION

All coaches are expected to fulfil set administrative tasks as part of their employment including: Selection of Team, Match Day and Post-Match Administration, Student Expectations, Student Training, Commitments, Uniform/Appearance, Absenteeism and Discipline. 

PROFESSIONALISM IN COACHING

In order to maintain the highest level of professionalism, the Melbourne Sports Institute Coach Management and Human Resources Department provide ongoing support to our coaches through personal and professional development opportunities which include:

a)      INDUCTION

Internal induction procedures to assist in the familiarisation of school policies and procedures, development of team goals, structured session plans and evaluation procedures.

b)      CONFIRMATION AND ADMINISTRATION

Confirmation procedures including text messages, emails, and phone calls prior to each session to ensure all coaching staff are acutely aware of their coaching schedule and that any changes that may occur to school timetables throughout the term are instantly communicated to our staff.

c)       COACH AUDITING PROCEDURE

Conducted mid-season or at the end of the season, our Coach Auditing Procedures are an opportunity for Heads of Sport and school staff to offer the coaches feedback on their performance throughout the season.

d)      COACH EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL PROCEDURES

In conjunction with the Coach Audit Procedure, this process allows us to assess coach strengths and identify any weaknesses. Strategies will be developed and employed to assist coaches in any areas that have been highlighted for further development.

e)      DIRECT SUPERVISION

A Head Coach will attend training sessions unscheduled to assess the performance of individual coaches. This initiative is provided free of charge by the Melbourne Sports Institute.