The aim of this policy is to ensure that the Australian Karate Federation Inc has in place a system which will enable NCAS accredited Karate Coaches to maintain a safe, responsible and high standard of coaching practice, in keeping with current coaching principles and competencies.
The system is designed to provide the following benefits:
- coaches will be practicing coaches who are up-to-date with coaching competencies, delivering a safe, responsible and high standard of coaching to their students/athletes in line with their responsibilities and duty of care as a coach
- current contact details will be kept on all coaches for the purpose of improved communication
- all coaches will hold current first aid certification to ensure a minimum level of competence in dealing with life threatening emergency situations during coaching practice
- status of the accredited coach will be improved due to their superior coaching knowledge
- coaches will have an improved and more effective commitment to their coaching if they are to call themselves an NCAS Accredited Karate Coach
- the role of the Coaching Director (State and National) will be more prominent and there will be increased contact between Coaching Director and Coach
- AKF would be more supportive and feel more confident in defending any legal action against a coach if AKF knows that the coach is accredited and has maintained updating requirements
The AKF supports the endeavours of the ASC in relation to the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.
- Increases confidence and competence in coaching ability
- Promotes an on-going progressive improvement of knowledge and expertise as coaches move through the levels of the scheme
- Incorporates an involvement with, and an understanding of, Sports Science, enabling a more in depth approach to coaching
- Promotes the use of safe and correct techniques
- Improves communication skills
- Encourages the development of innovative coaching techniques
- Involves quality controlled learning in all courses
- Aims to increase the enjoyment of sport for both coaches and athletes
A four year accreditation period starts when the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) receives notification that all accreditation requirements have been met. The NCAS will inform coaches before the expiry of the accreditation period, at the address listed on the NCAS data base.