Coaching

The Table Tennis Coaching Scheme is managed by Table Tennis Australia and now has 5 levels accredited by the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme, through which coaches (16 years and over) can progress.

Tops Coach – Entry Level Coaching Course

Table Tennis Australia will be offering a short 6 hour course aimed at teachers and helpers to introduce table tennis into schools called the Tops Coaching Course. This course will give participants a basic grounding in coaching table tennis games and activities. 

  • Completion of NCAS Tops Table Tennis Course (6 hour course)

  • Competency in all 3 In-Course Assessment Tools

  • Coaching Practice to be completed

  • 30 minutes supervised and documented (In-Course)

Level 1

The requirements to qualify as a Level 1 Table Tennis Coach are:

  • Qualified as an NCAS TOPS Table Tennis Coach

  • Completion of NCAS Level 1 Table Tennis Course (15 hour course)

  • Competency in all 5 Assessment tools

  • Coaching Practice Completed

    • 10 hours supervised coaching

    • 20 hours additional coaching

Level 2

The requirements to qualify as a Level 2 Table Tennis Coach are:

  • Qualified as a NCAS Level 1 Table Tennis Coach 

  • Completion of NCAS Level 2 Table Tennis Course (5 day course)

  • Competency in all 6 Assessment Tools

  • Coaching Practice Completed

    • 10 hours supervised coaching

    • 30 hours additional coaching

Level 3

  • Qualified as a NCAS Level 2 Table Tennis Coach 

  • Completion of NCAS Level 3 Table Tennis Course (6 hour course)

  • Complete and/or provide evidence of 5 requirements including:

    • Mentor Report

    • Self Reflection Report

    • Written evidence of implementation and review of a Periodised Plan

    • Written evidence of the effectiveness of the Periodised Plan including training plans, testimonial from players and the amount of nationally ranked players

    • Evidence of completion of 4 units from the list of optional ASC Intermediate  Coaching General Principles units below:

    • Nutrition for Sport / Anti-Doping in Sport / Sports Safety / Basic Anatomy and Biomechanics / Sports Psychology / Skill Acquisition

  • Coaching Practice Completed

    • International coaching experience with National Teams during at least 1 event

    • Development coaching at National Training Camps for a minimum of 5 days

    • Development coaching of 10 hours at National Training Centre and/or under the supervision of an approved Mentor

High Performance Coach

This is by individual selection of talented coaches and involves an individual needs analysis for each participant in the program.

If you require any further information on any of the coaching levels, please contact either Table Tennis Western Australia or Table Tennis Australia.

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