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AIS Elevate Program

Elevate Coach Program

Professional development program for Performance Pathway Coaches


This program aims to help around 40 Performance Pathway Coaches each year (20 per cohort) with identifying, supporting and developing nationally categorised athletes at the emerging, developing or podium potential level.

The program content is determined after the coaches are appointed, allowing for it to be tailored to each coaches' needs.

The program kicks off with a three-day face-to-face workshop on the Gold Coast which includes cohort specific needs analysis team building activities and challenges.

The coaches then undertake a 16-week online program before regrouping at the AIS to share insights and future plans.

The program is delivered in partnership with La Trobe University and the University of Sydney.

Program objectives

The program aims to provide coaches with a better understanding of:

  • Self, personal values and coaching philosophies
  • How to build and maintain effective relationships with Performance Pathway staff and stakeholders
  • Holistic athlete development

The AIS also work closely with coaches to individualise their learning outcomes. Furthermore coaches are required to provide feedback and undertake program evaluation surveys to help inform future programs.

Our 2023 #AIS Elevate Coaches descended on the Gold Coast for their first face-to-face workshop where outside-the-box thinking was a big focus.

Cohort seven

Coach NameNSO/SportCoach of Able/Para athlete
Morgan WardAthleticsAble & Para
Robert PikeBasketballPara
Bruna Alvarez Redis AccursoBocciaPara
Brenton JonesCyclingAble
Belinda KennedyDivingAble
Kamyar KazemiDivingAble
Julia BattamsEquestrianPara
Vassili TrofimovGymnasticsAble
Guy KeaneNetballAble
Matt DalzielPaddleAble
Brendan LongRowingAble
Mitchell PearsonSailingAble
Tom SquiresSailingAble
Ben ChapmanSnow AustraliaAble
Amanda FairleySoftballAble
Irene TorrealbaSport ClimbingAble & Para
Ash DelaneySwimmingAble & Para
Murat EryurekTaekwondoAble
Megan HallTriathlonPara
Scott NicholsonWater PoloAble

Past program participants


For further information, please contact:
Dr Graham Turner, Performance Pathway Coaching Consultant –

La Trobe Univeristy
University of Sydney
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