Coach Program

Individual coach development program


The Individual coach program (ICP) is for coaches aged over 18 years who are committed to developing their coaching skills and knowledge.

Coach benefits

ICP scholarship coaches will be provided with:

  • Financial support (up to $1,000 depending on development requirements)

  • Where available, access to development opportunities with SESA partners

  • Coach Development weekend at Jindabyne on 27-28 October 2018.


Coach eligibility

To be eligible for a SESA Individual Coach Scholarship, coaches must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Reside within the South East Region of NSW*

  2. Be 18 years or over

  3. Be involved in an individual or team sport which is recognised by the Australian Sports Commission

  4. Be registered, affiliated or have reciprocal rights with the recognised state body of their chosen sport in NSW or ACT

  5. Be willing to advance their knowledge and skills

  6. Be prepared to attend all additional coach development opportunities which are offered by the SESA

  7. Not have received a SESA Individual Coach Scholarship in 2018.

Conditions of scholarship

SESA ICP Scholarship holders are expected to:

  • Be committed and prepared to work toward advancing their coaching

  • Be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development and willing to participate in myAISbasecamp

  • Not take or use performance enhancing drugs or illegal drugs or participate in other activities that are prohibited by the South East Sports Academy Code of Conduct

  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing your sport and the SESA

  • Be required to submit activity statements when requested outlining their activities during the scholarship period (a standard report form will be provided by SESA for coaches to complete).

Selection criteria

To gain selection into the SESA Individual Coach Program coaches must satisfy the eligibility criteria and then the following will be taken into consideration:

  • coach qualifications and level at which you coach

  • coaching goals and commitments  

  • willingness to learn and apply new coaching methods

  • attitude, commitment and dedication to improving athletes

  • identification of appropriate development opportunities

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel and information about the coach may be discussed with:

  • NSW /ACT State Sporting Organisation of the sport

  • Nominated referee

  • New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and/ or ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS)

  • Consideration will be given to level of coaching experience within the sport.



Applications CLOSE 26 september 2018