Am I required to do a Coaching updates?

EA will reaccredit a qualified Coach subject to annual renewal of their Coach Registration.

In June of each year when annual Coach Registration is due, EA Coaches send to the National Office:

  • Coach registration renewal form and payment
  • EA Coach Updating Summary – including records of attendance at a Compulsory Update Clinic (This replaces the ASC Coach’s Logbook – which is no longer produced)
  • A copy of their current First Aid Certificate
  • A copy of their current Working with Children Check (depending on local state requirements)
  • A copy of their ASADA Level 1 Anti-Doping Certificate (this does not expire)
  • A copy of EA Membership/EA Number
  • A copy of a current Certificate of Insurance or pay for included EA Insurance

Coaches are required to progressively fulfil approved updating requirements to keep their coaching knowledge and skills up to date – which count for “updating points”. Coaches are recommended to keep copies of their own records. Updating activities should be outlined in the EA Coach Updating Summary, and where possible verified with certificates or receipts.

A condition of maintaining accreditation is that it is compulsory for all Coaches to attend a Compulsory Coach Update Clinic once every three years from 2016 onwards. 

At a minimum the Compulsory Coach Update Clinic must cover the following topics:

  • Review insurance coverage
  • Review risk management procedures
  • Any new developments or Policy & Procedures
  • Any developments/changes to the Australian Sports Commission
  • Any new legislation that may be relevant (such as Working With Children Check)
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