Be a Netball Mentor!
Netball Australia in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission is pleased to launch an online mentoring course for coaches, umpires and officials.
Mentoring is a highly effective way for coaches, umpires and officials to learn the ‘art’ of their role, and apply theory that they may have learnt in a classroom or through independent study. Mentoring relationships can be formally structured, with mentors assigned to officials, or they can grow out of a chance encounter with a like-minded person and remain very informal.
The course has seven modules covering the following topics:
- How mentoring works
- Know yourself as a mentor
- Initial meeting
- Know your mentee
- Giving Feedback
- Improving Performance
- Conflict/Challenging Situations
Mentoring is not new, but it is effective. Skilling mentors in their role can only enhance the mentee’s experience. Being able to provide quality feedback in a manner that empowers the mentee and allows them to develop in their own time and style is a skill that mentors need to have.