To ensure quality service delivery, it is vital that our coaches, volunteers and staff are well-trained, well-prepared and well-educated. Quality coaching is an essential element for a positive experience for young people. As noted by the Department of Sport and Recreation - Quality coaching Junior Sport policy in Western Australia, 'When Coaches plan and provide sessions based on a good understanding of how young people learn and how skills are best developed, young people have the best chance of:

  • enjoying their sport;
  • becoming competent in skills and strategies,
  • building a good knowledge of the rules, etiquette and traditions of the sport; and
  • being enthusiastic about life-time sport.

Above all, it is important that young people learn that sport is fun and safe."

All staff-members of Dare to Love Sports Club, in partnership with Canada Basketball, are coaches who are properly trained through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) FUNdamental Coach Workshops and are provided with supporting resources for quality service delivery. Coaches are also required to take and complete a Standard First Aid and CPR course. Moreover, as a reflection of our organization's values and virtues:

DARE - discipline | attitude | respect | effort

LOVE - listen | obey | volunteer - everyday

Our coaches work to build young people's social skills such as getting along with team members and managing the cooperative and competitive requirements of sport as indicated in the handbook of Quality coaching Junior sport policy, Department of Sport and Recreation in Western Australia, by:

  • Encouraging pro-social behaviours, such as cooperation, responsibility, and self-control.
  • Discouraging antisocial behaviours, such as cheating and aggression.
  • Leading by example (eg. acknowledging opponents' good efforts).
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