What is it again?
The Sporting Peer Program enhances the wellbeing of young sports people by integrating A Path To Follow’s peer program into existing structures within sporting and/or recreational settings.
The program aims to:
- enhance community connection and prevention of mental wellbeing challenges in young people.
- support the development of important skills in participants required for increased confidence and leadership within their sporting setting and life.
- Develop and maintain a sustainable coaching model within the associated settings
The Sporting Peer Program has been unanimously supported by the committee to run again in 2021. All sporting clubs rely heavily on volunteers to coach and OJFC is no different. This program aims to train, support and retain our young coaches, in line with the club philosophy of welcoming all abilities, genders and cultures and to reduce the reliance on parental volunteering.
Our Senior Coaches (Mentors) play an integral role in mentoring our Junior Coaches, to become the best, the fairest and happiest coaches and community members they can be. The Sporting Peer Program will support participants via on the ground support, observational feedback, tip sheets and participation in training.
This season we are excited to welcome A Path To Follow’s first employee, Aedan, to the program. Aedan is our Senior Peer Leader at Auskick and will support the Junior Coaches. Aedan comes well versed in all areas of football at Ormond JFC. His dad was integral in the Auskick Program launching at Ormond, he has played all his junior years there and has now graduated the APTF Sporting Peer Program to become an Assistant Coach, alongside his long time Mentor, Warren Bailey.
18 Junior Coaches across Auskick to U13s at Ormond Junior Football Club.
- 10 from previous seasons and 8 new to the program
All Junior Coaches have set Coaching Goals and Life Skill goals to attain through out the season.