Leading with Action Years 9-10
The initial trial workshops for Years 9-12 student sport leaders were conducted In November 2011. Participating NSW Sport Association Coaching and Development Officers (DOs) provided training for the students in the role of coach and organiser to prepare the year 9-12 students to lead the workshops for the years 5-8 students.
From 2012, Years 9-12 students participated in an annual workshop in November. Each student completed two, two hour 15 minute training sessions and were accredited with a Premier's Sporting Challenge Sport Leadership Junior Coaching certificate, with the caveat that encouraged them to assist in the sport and physical activity programs in their local school. It was also seen as the initial step to advance to the sport coaching camps for the student leaders from Years 11 and 12.
In 2013, the Leading with Action program was compressed to only engage the Years 9 and10, Stage 5 students with the establishment of the final stage of the Sport Leadership program Leading through Change for Years 11-12.
It is worth noting that anecdotal reports indicate that a majority of the year 9 and 10 students participate in electives such as Sport Coaching or Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS) which offer core subjects in sport coaching, officiating and administration.
The 2015 Leading with Action workshops will vary from the past programs. All students participating will select three sports that they will complete at ecah workshop. After that they will be introduced to local community sport club management for the sports they completed at the workshop and invited to attend accreditation programs to complete formal coaching qualifications that would allow them to be registered with the appropriate association and also to be registerd as a Sporting Schools coach. Accrediation and registration in the Australian Sport Commisiion's Sporting Schools program would allow studnets to be employed in after school sports programs run by the ASC.PSC Sport Leadership Coaching Resources
View the collection of PSC Sport Leadership videos:
or track through individual videos at your leisure:
The Learning to Lead video gives an overall view of what's involved in the program.
Small Team Games provides information about games you can play with teams.
You're the Coach shows how the Sport Leadership program has developed to date.
Basic Sports Skills Circuits provides strategies for coaches to set up and run circuits that assist with development of basic skills.
... and moving from skills into games ... Games in a Nutshell demonstrates to Sport Leaders how to set up run a variety of team games.