Coaching, Tips and strategy

Accredited Gateball Coaches for each state are as follows:

Queensland click here

New South Wales and Canberra click here

The new structure has recently been developed and a Level 1 Foundation Coach course is being rolled out gradually. The qualification requires endorsement in at least one discipline, Gateball has been included alongside more traditional mallet sports.

The level 1 course has two important prerequisites. Firstly, potential coaches must undertake the CCGP (Community Coach General Principles) course which is available free on the Australian Sports Commission website. The second requirement for Gateball coaches is to complete the basic skills card. This can be can be downloaded here

Once you have completed the skills card and the online course, contact your State Director in Queensland or email in other states to enquire about the next stage.

Basic skills cards are designed to be a useful tool for both player and coach. They are “owned” by the player but can be used as a goal or motivation for player improvement at the basic levels. In addition they will be closely linked to coach training.

Handy information pamphlets prepared by Keith McLeod are also available for download:

Aussie Gateball 
Practice Routines 
Sparking Tips 
Strategies and Tactics 

A really usefull app to allow players to consider strategy is available on the Gateball.Asia website