NATIONAL COACH ACCREDITATION SCHEME
Our National Coach Accreditation Scheme is tailored to recognise the expertise you attain at each stage on your coaching journey. It begins with a Level One Accreditation designed specifically for those who are very new to baseball and wish to help with their daughter’s or son’s Aussie T-Ball involvement. The highest NCAS level currently is Level Four, designed for those who have shown the necessary competence to coach and develop those players in the higher playing levels of baseball in Australia.
HOW DO I BECOME AN ACCREDITED COACH?
There are several requirements for Accreditation at any level (see also NCAS Basics & Standards):
1. Australian Sports Commission’s online General Principles Beginning Coaching assessment.
- This Course is very important from a legal standpoint, and must be completed prior to attempting either the Written or Practical Assessments.
- Once you register your details online, you can go directly to the Assessment portion of this course if you wish. If you have a good background in coaching, you should not have much difficulty with successfully completing it.
- If you are quite new, you will find useful and eye-opening information there which will enable you to pass the assessment when you are ready.
- If you find you need a rest, you can save your work and come back to it later.
- You will be able to print off a certificate as evidence that you have passed this essential assessment: it is a mandatory requirement for all NCAS levels.
2. Written Assessment
At each level, there is knowledge required that cannot be objectively assessed in any way other than a written assessment. You are free to use the written test as a study guide (you can find the answers to the questions in the relevant Manual or Competencies document), so that you know exactly what you have to answer, but the actual test must be conducted under exam conditions: you will have to know the answers off by heart, as you may not bring any materials with you nor discuss answers with other candidates during the exam.You must have passed the Written Assessment prior to attempting the Practical Assessment.Arrangements for these assessments vary from state to state; please contact your state body for further information.Knowledge Assessment Documents
3. Practical Assessment
4. Your state’s Working with Children requirement (if coaching non-adult players)
To coach under age players, as in any sport, you must have the relevant clearance to work with children. This varies from one state to another; please check with your club or state baseball authority.