The NSWIS Coach Development unit ensures coaches are at the forefront of contemporary knowledge and are provided with continuous learning opportunities. NSWIS delivers a contemporary approach to coach development that prioritises the coach at the centre of a lifelong journey.  

The success lies in recognising NSWIS coaches as leaders, fostering diversity and retention in employment, nurturing deep talent, and providing them with confidence, challenges, understanding, empowerment, and holistic support. The Coach Development Unit promotes flexibility, high levels of trust, and a sense of belonging. 

A curious mind and an appetite for continuous learning are key traits of successful coaches. 

Vicki Linton High Performance Manager
Alan McConnell Coach Development Lead
Bradley McGee High Performance Coach Advisor

Our Coach Development Strategy:

  • Systems: aligned with the National Coach Development Strategy 
  • Leadership & Culture: calendar of events including Communities of Practice (COP), performance teams, learning (experiential, seminars, podcasts) and driving child-safe environments
  • Personal Growth & Development: reflective practice, Individual Coach Development Plans (ICDPs), coach wellbeing 
  • Research & Innovation: PhD students focusing on coachability 
Louise Sauvage coaches Madison de Rozario at the NSWIS High Performance facility at Sydney Olympic Park.