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 and love of sport for students and athletes at all levels.
Coaches may be allocated to a team to work with them on a weekly basis throughout the school term, or for a Sporting Schools program.
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 available for coaching and/or umpiring at your school.
The specific criteria we use to ensure all coaches are qualified to coach at your school are as follows:
- REGISTRATION AND DUTY OF CARE
All Melbourne Sports Institute coaching staff have current Working With Children Check, undergo reference checks, and where required hold current level 2 First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis certifications and coaching accreditations. 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.
Our priority is always ensuring the quality of your sports program is of the highest standard and all MSI coaches are committed to being available for 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.
- PROFESSIONALISM AND ABILITY
All coaches have a high level of experience coaching in their sport and are continually striving for professional development by completing accredited training programs. It is important to MSI that the quality of the sports program we provide are driven by the latest strategies, techniques and drills to maintain a progressive and interesting environment.
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:
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 RELIABILITY
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.
WANT TO BOOK A COACH?
To discuss the needs of your schools sports program or book coaches, please contact our Coach Allocation Team today. MSI also provides umpires, convenors, first aiders and sports trainers to help you run a successful program