The Queensland Rugby League is excited to launch the Intrust Super Cup and BHP Head Coach Development Program.
The six-month program, scheduled between May and September, is designed for the current Intrust Super Cup and BHP Premiership coaches.
Applications to be part of the program are now open and will close on April 16 with all coaches to receive a personal invite to become involved.
Program designer and facilitator Darren Holder said the program was aimed at providing an optimal and individualised approach to supporting coaches.
“The program is bespoke to each individual coach and based on an audit of their respective skillset through a reflective conversation leading to a co-created optimisation plan focussing on priorities identified by the learner,” Holder said.
Holder said the QRL also designed a capability framework in order to further assist and monitor coach improvement.
“The framework investigates the knowledge base of the coach in four distinct areas – your craft; yourself; your people; your culture and enables the coach to prioritise the specific skills they wish to grow,” Holder said.
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Queensland Maroons coaches Paul Green and Tahnee Norris have both provided valuable insight for the QRL coach development webinar series and are committed to seeing Queensland coaches receiving opportunities in which they can progress.
Green, who recently visited northern-based sides the Cutters, Blackhawks, and Pride to assist and mentor the coaches, said it was so important to continually improve the coaching pathways for our game.
“The programs are a great initiative, and it is so exciting that our premier coaches in Queensland have the opportunity to access professionals who can assist them to grow,” Green said.
Norris, who was recently appointed the Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons women’s coach, said that it was such an exciting time to be a coach in the game.
“I believe the program offers a chance for our coaches to continually improve their skills which we see as nothing but a benefit, for both them and the players in the Intrust Super Cup and BHP Premiership,” Norris said.
In addition to the head coach program, a pathway coach program will be run in September aligned to the Under 17 City v Country QAS week for the state’s leading male and female talent.
Coaches who coached within the underage statewide competitions will be eligible to apply to spend three days in camp learning from Kurt Richards and Ben Jeffries.
Further details on QRL.com.au/pathways