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COACHING ENQUIRIES
State Coaching Director
Mr Glenn Irvine NCAS Level 2 (Silver Coach)
(Chief Instructor Kodomon Karate-Do)
Phone: +61 405 010 999
Email: coaching.director@karatequeensland.com.au

Coaching Courses/Education Offerings

The next Bronze Level (Dojo Coach) course is being held on November 4th & 5th 2017. (Register for the Brisbane 2017 Course HERE)

A 2-Day instructor-led course will be held in Brisbane in 2017. Coaches wishing to accredit in the meantime can apply for the Correspondence Course conducted by the National Office.

Application is available here: AKF Correspondence Course Application Form

For further information please contact the State Coaching Director:-

State Coaching Director coaching.director@karatequeensland.com.au
Mr Glenn Irvine +61 405 010 999

Registrations of Interest for the Bronze level (Dojo) Course for 2017  ($295 AKF Members – $450 for Non/Unfinancial Members) can be made on the following link:

The Silver Development Coaching Course is only available by Correspondence ($420 AKF Members – $640 for Non/Unfinancial Members):

Coaches who are unsure of their membership to National AKF and/or financial status should refer their enquiries to the AKF National Office: administration@akf.com.au

Annual Update Requirements

Each year by 31 December, all accredited coaches need to provide a return on Update Activity, and current certifications (First Aid/CPR, Blue Card) to maintain their accreditation.

ANNUAL RETURN FORM 2017 (Click this link)

Please Note: This annual return is a requirement of the Australian Sports Commission to maintain official recognition of sporting accreditation and can not be exempted.
Any returns received after 31 December will NOT be advised to the National Office, and these coaches will need to undertake Day 1 of the Bronze Coaching Course to restore their accreditation, and will be unable to coach on the floor of any AKF/QKA sanctioned tournaments until that requirement is met.

All Silver (Level 2) and Gold (Level 3) coaches must return their update activity documents to the National Coaching Director. (Mrs Pam Smith)

All Bronze (Level 1) coaches must return their update activity documents to the State Coaching Director. (Mr Glenn Irvine)

NATIONAL COACHING DIRECTOR

Mrs Pam Smith
Australian Karate Federation
PO Box 582, Noarlunga Centre, SA 5168
Phone: 08 8384 6889
Email:
coached@akf.com.au

STATE COACHING DIRECTOR

Mr Glenn Irvine
Queensland Karate Association
19 Tipuana Drive, Capalaba Q 4157
Phone: +61 405 010 999
Email:
coaching.director@karatequeensland.com.au

Annual Update requirements in the return are as follows for the various grades of Coach:

Bronze Coaches

6 hours coaching education in the year
20 hours active coaching (HOS to provide letter)
Current First Aid/CPR Certificate (photocopy)
Current Child Protection Bluecard (photocopy)

Silver Coaches

6 hours coaching education in the year
50 hours active coaching (HOS to provide letter)
Current First Aid/CPR Certificate (photocopy)
Current Child Protection Bluecard (photocopy)

4 Yearly Renewals of Accreditation

Every 4 Years Queensland Coaches need to renew their Accreditation and Registration with the AKF. The date of a Coach’s renewal is on the Coaching Card provided by the ASC.

In this year the coach must provide the following details to the National Coaching Director to achieve the renewal.

  • Details of the 4 previous years renewals. (A list of the activities undertaken… In Queensland for most Coaches this will be the Update Day)
  • Details of current CPR/First Aid Accreditation (A photocopy of the most recent current certificate is sufficient)
  • Details of Bluecard registration (A legible photocopy of the card is sufficient)
  • Complete and return the Coaches Code of Ethics Form
  • Details of the Coaching activities completed each year (25 hours per year for Bronze, 50 hours per year for Silver) – HOS just needs to advise in a letter that this has been done.
  • Complete the Coaching Activity Record Form with these details

These forms and certificates need to be sent to the National Coaching Director with…

  • cheque for $55 made out to AKF Inc. for re-registration

to:

NATIONAL COACHING DIRECTOR

Mrs Pam Smith
Australian Karate Federation
PO Box 582, Noarlunga Centre, SA 5168

Before the expiry date.

Coaching Update Day 2017 – November 19 “Drew Sherman (Brisbane Roar Technical Director)”

“The Coaching Update Seminar for 2017 will be held on Sunday November 19th 2017 at TBA.

The following will be the Key Speakers for the day.

  • Keynote Presentation: Drew Sherman – Brisbane Roar Technical Director and Academy Manager
  • Presentation on Sports Strapping for Karate – Gary Johnson

Venue will be TBA from 9am to 4pm.

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Coaching Update Day 2016 – November 27 “Lauren Burns (Olympian) & Troy Thomsen (NRL High Performance Coach)”

“The Coaching Update Seminar for 2016 was held on Sunday November 27th 2016 at the Southbank Institute.

The following were the Key Speakers for the day.

  • Keynote Presentation: Lauren Burns – Olympic Gold Medallist – Taekwondo
  • 2nd Keynote: Troy Thomsen – NRL High Performance Coach

Venue was the Southbank Institute of Technology, South Brisbane (H-Block Auditorium) from 9am to 4pm.

Coaching Update Day 2015 – November 22 “Tom Frost (Olympic Performance Coach)”

“The Coaching Update Seminar for 2015 was held on Sunday November 22nd 2015.

The following was the Key Speaker for the day.

  • Keynote Presentation: Tom Frost – Olympic Performance Coach – PNG Olympic Team

Venue was the Southbank Institute of Technology, South Brisbane (H-Block Auditorium) from 9am to 4pm.

Coaching Update Day 2014 – November 23 “Paul Cale (AIS Combat Centre Consultant)”

“The Coaching Update Seminar for 2014 was held on Sunday November 23rd 2014.

The following was the Key Speaker for the day.

  • Keynote Presentation: Paul “JJ” Cale – Former Special Forces Training Centre (SFTC) Integrated Combat Cell Instructor & AIS Combat Centre Consultant for the Rio Olympic Combat Sports

Venue was the Southbank Institute of Technology, South Brisbane (H-Block Auditorium) from 9am to 4pm.

Coaching Update Day 2013 – November 17 “Nat Cook (Olympic Gold Medallist & Qld Olympic Council President)”

“The Coaching Update Seminar for 2013 was held on Sunday November 17th 2013.

The following was the Key Speaker for the day.

  • Keynote Presentation: Nat Cook – Olympic Gold Medallist (Beach Volleyball) and Qld Olympic Council President
  • 2nd Keynote: Dr Alasdair Dempsey – Griffith University on “Prehab” – Preventative exercises for common injuries in sport

Venue was the Southbank Institute of Technology, South Brisbane (H-Block Auditorium) from 9am to 4pm.

Coaching Update Day 2012 – November 18 “Mark Brown (Sports Medicine Australia) on SMA Sports Trainer Programs and Injury Management”

The Coaching Update Seminar for 2012 was held on Sunday November 18th 2012.

The following was the Key Speaker for the day.

  • Keynote Presentation: Mark Brown – SMA Sports Trainer Programs and Injury Management

Venue was the Southbank Institute of Technology, South Brisbane (H-Block Auditorium) from 9am to 4pm.

Coaching Update Day 2011 – November 20 “John Buchanan on The Coaching Process & Player Metrics”

The Coaching Update Seminar for 2011 was held on Sunday November 20th 2011.

The following was the Key Speaker for the day.

  • Keynote Presentation: John Buchanan – The Coaching Process & Player Metrics
  • Wayne MacDonald (National Coach) – Coaching Periodisation for Karate
  • Jon Rawlings (State Referees Commissioner) – WKF Rule Changes
  • Wayne MacDonald (National Coach) – Strategy & Tactics in Sports Karate
  • Jon Rawlings & Steve Kelly (National Coach) – Shite Kata Points – Seienchin & Kanku Dai
  • Glenn Irvine (State Coaching Director) – Coaching Update

The cost of the Update day was $50 per person

Venue was the Southbank Institute of Technology, South Brisbane (H-Block Auditorium) from 9am to 4pm

Coaching Update Day 2010 – April 17 “Laurie Lawrence on Coaching Elite Athletes in Individual Sports”

The Coaching Update Seminar for 2010 was held on Saturday April 17th 2010.

The following was the program for the day.

  • Keynote Presentation: Laurie Lawrence – Coaching Elite Athletes in Individual Sports
  • Jessica Abbott (APD,AN) – Sports Nutrition for Karate
  • Jon Rawlings (State Referees Commissioner) – WKF Rule Changes
  • Jon Rawlings & Steve Kelly (National Coach) – Shite Kata Points – Bassai Dai & Jion
  • Glenn Irvine (State Coaching Director) – Athlete Coach Education Conference in Brisbane in October & Coaching Discussion Facilitation

The cost of the Update day was $50 per person

Venue was the Southbank Institute of Technology, South Brisbane (H-Block Auditorium) from 9am to 4pm

QKA Coaching Update Day 2009 – February 21 “Dr Phil Jauncey on Performance Coaching”

The Coaching Update Seminar for 2009 was held on Saturday February 21st 2009.

Due to some of the activities covering elements such as new rule changes in 2009, we held this day before the beginning of the tournament season, and hope to do this going forward at a similar timeslot each year.

The following was the program for the day.

  • 2 hour session with Dr Phil Jauncey (Sports Psychologist to the Broncos, Qld Bulls, ARL Australian Team, and many Baseball teams including some US based Major League teams), looking at Performance Coaching
  • 1 hour session on Karate-specific impact injury management by Dr Sean Lawrence (Renbukan) – Sean is an Emergency Room Doctor at the PA Hospital and fellow QKA Coach/Referee
  • 1 hour session on WKF Rules & 2009 changes specifically for Coaches by Jon Rawlings (Seikukan) & State Referees Commission Chair
  • 1 hour session on – Strengthening & Conditioning for Karate Competition by Wayne MacDonald (Budokan) & AKF National Strengthening & Conditioning Coach – This session will assist coaches attempting Level 2 Accreditation with elements of the workbook addressed
  • 1 hour session on – Coaching Issues – This will be in the form of a panel discussion led by State Coaching Director Glenn Irvine

The cost of the Update day was $50 per person