Mavericks is a relatively young club that started out in 2018. Since then we have expanded to 12 teams and we plan to grow further.
During the past year we have identified there is a lack of accredited coaches available therefore have offered coaching positions to our players in the age bracket of 15 – 18 years old and assistant coaches from 13 years old. This is a great opportunity for these players to develop leadership, a positive mindset and community mindedness.
These coaches need professional coach training and accreditation.
We would like the Woolworths grant to assist in this cost of this accreditation as being a smaller club we have limited access to funds.
With coaches of all teams being trained at these accredited levels we would achieve a high standard and a positive mindset across all teams and this will flow onto the other players and the community.
We would request all coaches undertake the ‘Foundation Coach Accreditation’ course run by Victorian Netball Association. The Course is the first step in the national coaching accreditation framework and is an important step along the knowledge pathway for a coach.
The cost is $65 (plus fees) per coach and we would provide for 11 current coaches with provision of 4 additional coaches. This would be a cost of $975 for 15 coaches.
For the senior coaches and those identified with talent in coaching we will ask to undertake the ‘Development Coach Accreditation’ course run by Victorian Netball Association. The Course is the second step in the national coaching accreditation framework and provides a good introduction to skill progression and fault detection and correction.
The cost ranges between $55 and $70 for the course (or workshop) and the ‘Rules of Netball Theory Exam’. This would be a cost of $350 for 5 coaches.
We would then encourage and support our coaches to undertake the ‘Intermediate Coach Accreditation’ course. The course is an excellent introduction into the practical component of the Advanced Coaching Course.
The cost ranges between $140 for the course. This would be a cost of $700 for 5 coaches.
The approximate cost of the entire coaching accreditation we plan would be $2025.00
In the event that we do not exhaust the grant money on the advanced accreditation’s then we would engage The Inspire Sports Group to run netball clinic and coaching workshops.

Link to the accredited courses: https://vic.netball.com.au/coaches/accreditation-courses/

SUMMARY COST TABLE FOR SIMPLICITY:

* Foundation Coach Accreditation $65 x 15 = $975
* Development Coach Accreditation $70 x 5 = $350
* Intermediate Coach Accreditation $140 x 5 = $700
* Total = $2025