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Importance of Uplifting Culture in Australian Sports Coaching

Coaching effectively provides the foundation for athlete development and gives athletes the tools to reach achieve success on and off the field. Coaches play a critical role in their athletes’ lives and through their coaching, they have a responsibility to positively impact their athlete’s experience. The role that sports play in an athlete’s development for future leadership and life skills can not be understated, which is why it’s extremely valuable for coaches to be properly trained to teach their athletes not just the game, but life skills. At Leaders of Evolution, we believe that every coach should be equipped with professional training that allows them to give their best to their athletes. That’s why we partner with Australian sport organisations that uplift Australian sport culture, providing coaching courses to improve their coaching skills.

Understanding Our Relationship With Australian Sports Culture

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Leaders of Evolution revolutionise content and delivery mechanisms to assist sport organisations to grow their biggest asset – their coaching abilities! An e-learning partnership with Leaders of Evolution is an innovative new way to deliver education and development courses into sport organisations. We allow people to easily connect, engage and learn – on any device, wherever they may be. Our partners benefit from leveraging organisation IP, optimising commercial revenue streams, fully customised and branded content, future-proof organisational learning and development, and increasing efficiencies. But most importantly, our courses help develop their coaching staffs, athletes and staff for the betterment of their organisation. We partner with organisations that uplift sport culture, support women and diversity in sport and provide a safe space for those with disabilities to have opportunities to explore the world of sport.

Our Valued Partners Improving Coaching and Sports Culture:

Essendon- Bringing the Essendon Bombers to every classroom

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AFL’s Essendon Football Club partnered with us to develop The Train Like a Bomber course. This course showcases how online education can be leveraged by professional sporting clubs to help their athletes and staff whilst connecting to their fan base and the wider community through contemporary learning. The Flight Deck learning hub is for athletes, coaches and students. The Flight Deck will initially provide learning opportunities for secondary school-aged students, taking the venue-based Train Like a Bomber course into the virtual world of classrooms nationally. This initial course will be accompanied by several others to be delivered in the next 12 – 18 months with a focus on the Next Generation Academy athletes and local coaches initially.

“Having worked with both Damian and Jon for over a decade across the Australian sporting landscape we were excited to have them assist the development of a long-term learning and development strategy for the Essendon Football Club.

“Having worked with both Damian and Jon for over a decade across the Australian sporting landscape we were excited to have them assist the development of a long-term learning and development strategy for the Essendon Football Club. With deep experience in education, coaching and technology Leaders of Evolution possess a skill set that complements and amplifies our internal strengths at the club.”

Darren Harris General Manager – Communities, Academies & Women’s Football at Essendon Football Club
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Essendon focuses on uplifting the culture of women sports in Australia. A destination for women footballers through its world-class facilities and dedicated mentoring program, Essendon provides women-focused services from leading experts on women’s health and sport culture. With training and goals aimed toward deep engagement, Essendon is focused on developing their players on and off the field. The Essendon Women’s Network that helps development off the field is one example of their effort to promote women’s sports in Australia.

Special Olympics Australia – More than a sport

The initial output was Australia’s first coaching course intended to improve sport for people with an intellectual disability, the result was something special for a partner that wanted to make an impact – a community of learning that made sport culture more inclusive. We launched the Young Athletes Coach Accediditation online coaching course,  supporting an inclusive fundamental movement skills courses for children aged 2 to 7. SOA Coach Development Framework will provide clear direction for the what, why and how of coaching athletes with an intellectual disability. Our courses aim to drive organizational culture into the future, specifically linked to coach development and online learning.

“Our first course has been exceeding all expectations and we are excited to launch more courses for our community.

“Our first course has been exceeding all expectations and we are excited to launch more courses for our community. We have seen over 900 registrations and over 200 hundred coaches complete the first course – Improving Sport for People With Intellectual Disability Course – with a satisfaction rate of over 97%.”

Simon Rodder Sport Development Partnerships Manager (Former) at Special Olympics Australia
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SOA are a national sporting organisation for people with an intellectual disability that are part of a global movement and culture. A movement that in the truest sense, uses sport as a tool for social cohesion. Our courses prepare coaching staffs to provide vulnerable Australians with much-needed access to physical activity. Their coaching and sport culture is employed to improve health, education, and social outcomes, aiming to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities.

Some of our other valued sport partners include:

Snow Australia

“The E-learning Hub allows us to nationally educate coaches for our flagship program, Little Shredders. e are currently in the planning stages of releasing two additional e-learning courses and have taken a great responsibility in the project to maximise our impact.”

Steve Nelson Participation & Sport Development Manager at Snow Australia
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New South Wales Positive Rugby Foundation

“Knowing we needed to connect with our wider Rugby community and provide purposeful and engaging learning resources to them it was an easy choice to engage Leaders of Evolution as a learning and development partner. Their deep knowledge of sport from community to elite is massive value add to their skill set in education and technology.”

James Godfrey General Manager (Former) at NSW Positive Rugby Foundation
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Co-founder & Director at Leaders of Evolution, Damian Hecker says, “We are proud to be working with progressive partners at the forefront of harnessing technology to improve the culture of their communities through learning. We believe the future in this industry presents untapped possibilities for growth and improved human performance and are excited about the innovations to come.” Invest in your coaching staff and bring positive culture change to your organisation and the Australian sport world, click here book a demo with Jon Sheperd, Director of Business Operations & Development, to collaborate and explore our learning approach and functionality within our Leaders of Evolution E-learning Hub.

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Enjoys telling stories through digital media and loves to travel trying the local food. While she is out of her athletic prime, Emma still loves to stay in shape and watch live sporting events with her family and friends. If you can’t find her at her laptop working for Leaders of Evolution, she’s probably at the beach.

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