Proudly supported by QUBE, the Academy coach and support staff education program focuses on not only providing additional coaching qualifications, but exposure and educational support to the Academy's volunteer coach and support staff members.
Following on from the Introduction to 3D Coaching course held in March 2021, and in securing the financial and intellectual support of ID Sports Australia as a 'QUBE Coach Education Program Support Partner', the South West Sydney Academy of Sport has secured access to the 3D Coaching Course for Certification (valued at AU$149) for our coaching staff to undertake online at their own pace.
The Academy believes that the 3Dimensional Coaching course will benefit not only yourself as a coach, but in identifying strategies above and beyond the X's and O's that our coaches will be able to implement into our training within our Academy teams moving forward.
The Academy, in our program support partnership with ID Sports Australia, has identified that our coaches and athletes are indeed strong first dimensional beings and are adapt in the fundamentals, skill acquisition and training ability; otherwise they would not be in an Academy program.
Throughout our sports education program and individual skill development sessions, our athletes gain a strong second dimension focus, as is reknowned across the Regional Academies of Sport network.
Where ID Sports Australia and the Academy have noted a point of difference for our sport programs is in our willingness and ability to be intentional in the education both athletes and coaches in third-dimension aspects such as, athlete identity, character, worth and value as a person rather than just a performer.
Academy Coaching staff have already been able to see some of these strategies implemented within our AFLW and Basketball programs at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, with great effect in the improvement of effort, attitude and mental toughness of those athletes on and off the field.
As we continue to partner through the generosity and ongoing partnership with ID Sports and the implementation of the 3D Coaching course and additional Coaching Support networks, building on these third dimensional strategies within our Academy programs, our Academy will continue to be at the forefront of not only the development of our high-performing athletes, but of our community citizens.