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Level 2 Coaching Course May 9th - 10th

Level 2 Coaching Course May 9th - 10th

Surfing Australia are running a Level 2 Coaching Course for two days on May 9th and 10th 2009.

The course will be held at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre which is located 15 minitues south of the Gold Coast on the Tweed Coastline

To register contact Surfing Australia on (02) 6674 9888 or via email jamese@surfingaustralia.com.

Full Information Below:

Surfing Australia’s Level 2 Surf Coaching Course
May 9th – 10th 2009

The level 2 surf coaching course has been designed to help interested coaches learn theory and training activities to assist them coach surfers of novice to intermediate surfing level (club level surfer). That is, coaches who want to help developing surfers improve their basic ocean awareness and teach or improve the foundation surfing manoeuvres of surfing.

Course information includes:

Course duration: 2 days
Start and Finish: 8.30 – 5.00 daily

Course content: Day 1, Course Overview
Training surfers – a holistic approach
Planning & Risk Management
Understanding the Judging Criteria
Principles of Training
Elements of Fitness
Development. & Maturation
Surfing Injuries
Lifestyle and Nutrition
Sport Psychology

Day 2
Balance & Force
Fundamental Movements in Surfing
Movement Patterns of Core Moves
Common Errors
Novice Surfing Skills
Analytic Skills for Surf Coaches
Simulation Training
Video Coaching
The Accreditation Process

Equipment Required:
* Surfing gear for short surf during the course
* Exercise gear for prac. fitness component
* Pen

Surfing Test: Participants will be required to surf for 30 minutes to ascertain their surfing level. All participants must be able to perform basic surfing manoeuvres. That is catch waves, stand and ride their waves with turns. You do not need to have advanced surfing skills to be eligible to become a level 2 coach. But you do need to be a surfer to understand the process that your future students are going through to be able to advise them accordingly.


To become accredited after the course you will need to:
1. Do the 3 day course
2. Plan and implement 40 hours of coaching for a group of surfers and document this training in an assignment booklet [ post course ]
3. Undertake an online coaching competencies course. [ post course ]
4. Hold community bronze or equivalent (in particular for those who receive RPL entrance into the course.

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