The Central Coast Academy of Sport is delighted to announce Mr Will Granger as the successful recipient of the Office of Sport Coaching Scholarship, a new initiative designed by the Office of Sport to assist the development of up and coming coaches in regional NSW.
Will Granger is the current Program Head Coach of the Basketball program, his position as the Program Head Coach means he oversees all coaching across the basketball program. The Club Terrigal Basketball program has ten (10) coaches involved and thirty-four (34) athletes under his direct control.
The Office of Sport Coach Scholarship Program is a multi step initiative designed to up-skill coaches who demonstrate an aptitude in coaching in the high performance environment.. The Regional Academy Network where eleven academies are involved were able to nominate a coach to be reviewed by the State Sporting Organisation and if deemed appropriate the nominee would gain the advantage of the Scholarship.
The first step in the coaching scholarship is attendance at the upcoming AIS World Class to World Best conference to be held in Canberra at the AIS in November. The World Class to World Best sports conference is designed to bring together high-performance coaches, directors, mangers and support staff to address strategies to better support the high-performance system in Australian Sport. The Regional Academy network are an important agency in the delivery of high-performance programs as part of the FTEM model of athlete and coach development. The RASi network will have ten coaches in attendance from a variety of sports including, AFL, basketball, cycling, hockey, and netball. Access to the conference is by invite only, this fact alone is important for the development of coaches in regional NSW.
Will Granger the CCAS Basketball Program Head Coach said of the upcoming conference: “I’m delighted to have been nominated for the coaching scholarship and even more pleased my application progressed with the support of Basketball NSW. The CCAS basketball program has been a very important step in assisting my development as a coach, often the Academy is recognised for their support of the development of pre-elite athletes, but to be honest, the Academy does a lot in coach development as well. I’m really fortunate to have that support as I build my skills and knowledge in the coaching sector for basketball and I can’t wait to attend the conference in Canberra”.