Orienteering Australia is seeking expressions of interest for individuals interested in gaining competition (previously level 2) or performance (previously level 3) orienteering coach accreditation.
Competition orienteering coach accreditation provides individuals with the skills and knowledge required to support orienteering participants to develop their orienteering and achieve their personal best. These coaches will work with orienteers at different life stages and levels of competition who are completing moderate and hard navigation orienteering.
Performance orienteering coach accreditation provides individuals with the skills and knowledge required to support orienteering participants striving for the highest level of performance in our sport. These coaches will work with athletes in the elite Australian orienteering environment, including those representing Australia at international events.
As outlined in the new coaching framework published in early 2022, the coaching accreditation scheme is no longer linear in nature. The only pre-requisite for competition and performance orienteering coach accreditation is completion of the orienteering instructor accreditation. Experienced orienteers may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning for orienteering instructor, and hence move straight into the competition or performance orienteering coach course. More information about the OA coaching framework can be found here.
Given some common material in both courses, the first competition and performance coach courses will be run concurrently in early 2023. A blended approach will be utilised, with both online and face to face components.
If you are interested in completing competition or performance orienteering coach accreditation, please complete the google form found here by no later than Sunday February 12th. If you have any questions, please contact Brodie Nankervis, OA Manager of Coaching Development, at email@example.com