Coachcraft was set up to support and empower local coaches in delivering enjoyable, high quality, and player-centred coaching sessions for their participants. We explore the craft of coaching from your behaviours and actions, communication skills, values, session design and ultimately how to challenge and support the goals of the athletes. We aim to practice what we preach and place you at the centre of your learning. We will help you shape and adapt your environment to challenge you, and constructively enable you to review your coaching practice.
Does it matter what sport or level i coach?
Absolutely not. The only constant in the coaching process is our own behaviour and each of us will have different skills and challenges that make us unique as a coach. Coachcraft works with you and your context to identify your strengths in and areas for improvement.
Do you work with young coaches?
We certainly do. Young coaches and volunteers are the lifeblood of our sports and we are there to support them. If a coach is under the age of 18, we do require parent’s/guardian’s consent and attendance at all meetings. Any correspondence will also be shared with parents at all times.
How much does working with coachcraft cost?
We understand that there is little ongoing support in regional areas for coach development so we aim to be as accessible as possible for grassroots and professional coaches. We charge a simple hourly rate for mentoring so the overall cost would reflect the hours that need to be invested in your development as part any the plan we put in place. but first, get in touch to discuss your needs and we work it our from there.
How does the mentoring process work?
Naturally, the mentoring process is adapted to suit each individual, their needs and their goals. In our initial consultation we will explore who you are, your philosophies and values, what you and your athletes want to achieve, and the context in which you are working in. We will then set a programme of support that fits around your schedule that includes more formal interactions such as 1-1 review and planning sessions, session observations, coaching collaborations or attendance at workshops, or more informal interactions such as emails and phone calls.
How often do we meet?
Again, the regularity of meetings will be determined at the initial consultation, taking into account your coaching role, availability, goals and the type of support required.
do you visit my coaching sessions?
Absolutely, however we work in collaboration rather than under observation. Our role is to support you in your role as a coach rather than to add undue pressure. These visits will always be scheduled and planned for and are an excellent opportunity to try new ideas and skills with support from us.
I coach in a group, can we be mentored together?
Of course. However the outcomes of working as a group would focus more on the co-coaching skills than an individual mentoring programme.
How active are the workshops?
We aim to create workshops and learning opportunities that are different to any coach education course you have experienced before. Our aim is that at the end of any experience working with Coachcraft you feel energised and enthused. This means there are aspects that require some activity at a level you are comfortable with, but we work with you to manage any injury or disability.
Can we run a specific workshop at our school/club?
Of course. It is all about you and your needs as a group. Please get in touch to find out more about our custom workshops. We are currently working towards becoming NESA accredited for school teacher professional learning events.
How far do you travel? What If i am in a remote area?
Coachcraft was set up to support and empower local coaches in regional NSW. We do however adapt our support to coaches anywhere in NSW or beyond.
Any other questions?
We are always available to talk, so please send us an email or give us a call to discuss your requirements or concerns. We look forward to working with you!