Volleyball WA is excited to announce 11 new Level 3 coaches have been confirmed for the state. After a hiatus between courses, Volleyball WA in conjunction with Volleyball Australia held the state’s first Level 3 Coaching Course in two years over the second weekend of October.
Over the three days the coaches engaged in a series of theory and practical sessions to develop their skills. Presented by Volleyball Australia’s National Education Manager Nam Pham, the coaches were tested both in the classroom and on the court.
Beginning with a theory component, the participants worked with individuals from the Western Australian Institute of Sport to look at performance, adaption and recovery in volleyball athletes, as well as injury prevention with Volleyball WA physio partner Star Physio.
After the first day of theory, the following two days were all about the practical component of the course. The second day focused on indoor volleyball and the third day was on beach volleyball.
“The course candidates were great. They kept a very open mind, allowing themselves to be vulnerable to feedback from their peers and the course presenters. For some of the coaches, it was their first time being exposed to beach volleyball training. It was very pleasing to see how well they adapted to the challenge. Volleyball WA is very lucky to have a very dedicated cohort of coaches” Pham said.
“It was fantastic to have so many WA coaches looking to step up from their Level 2 Coach accreditation and further develop their volleyball coaching knowledge” Volleyball WA Club and Workforce Development Coordinator Julian Lloyd added.
“Gaining a Level 3 Coaching accreditation provides the added benefit of more coaching opportunities with more senior state and national positions now available to them”.
Congratulations to the following coaches:
- Nick Wells
- Ryan Lockyer
- Craig Adams
- Peter Fitzgerald
- David Tusak
- Yoshi Sawada
- Gareth Whitehead
- Gus O’Neill
- Ben Gray
- Andrew Mackenzie
- Mark Van Winsen
Volleyball WA will continue to support coaches in Western Australia and help them develop their skills.
To find out how you can be involved, please contact Volleyball WA.