Community Coaching General Principles

Be a better coach

The free online Community Coaching General Principles course is designed to help coaches improve their skills, particularly those working with children.


About the course

 The course is made up of four interactive modules that include:

  • roles and responsibilities of a coach
  • what makes an effective coach
  • how to plan a fun, safe and engaging session
  • effective communication skills
  • working with parents.

Becoming an accredited coach

The online course can provide the first step towards accreditation. Contact your national or state sporting organisation for more information on the sport-specific requirements to achieve accreditation as a coach.

How to access the course

The course is available by logging into your MyNetball account.


Who can complete the course?

 Coaches of all ages and levels, whether they are coaching their children or peers, are encouraged to complete the course. Basic computer skills will help, but no other qualifications or experience is required.

How long will it take to complete?

 The course can take up to four hours to complete, but it doesn’t need to be done in one sitting. Progress is saved and can be accessed at any time; once complete, coaches can log in and refer to the tools at any time.


How to register for the course?

 Registration information can be found at

On completion, do coaches receive anything?

 On successful completion, coaches can print a certificate. The course also provides a link to an accreditation in some sports; to find out more about accreditation contact the state or national sporting organisation.

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