Tips, strategy and coaching

Accredited Gateball level 1 coaches for each state are as follows:

Queensland click here

New South Wales and Canberra click here

Victoria click here

South Australia Barry Haydon, Leah O’Neill, Robert O’Neill, Graeme Thomas.

From August 2019, any further coach training has been suspended. A new National Coordinator of Coaching, Greg Bury, has been appointed by the ACA Board.  A revamp of the foundation level of coaching is expected and coaching materials will be developed for higher levels as well. Draft materials and ideas for Gateball have been posted below.

The  Level 1 Foundation Coach  qualification required endorsement in at least one discipline, Gateball was been included alongside more traditional mallet sports.

The level 1 course had two important prerequisites. Firstly, potential coaches were expected to 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

Basic skills cards were 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.

Ideas for Level 2 and 3 have been drafted and are available from these links:
Level 2

Level 3

Useful ideas for a core for all mallet sports for Level 2+ can be found on the SportAus website here

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

Aussie Gateball 
Practice Routines 
Sparking Tips 

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