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Coaching Kids Conference

The Little Athletics NSW Coaching Kids Conference will bring coaches of young athletes from all sports together to learn, share and connect.


Date:  Sunday 21 July, 2019, 9.00am to 1.00pm (Arrival from 8.30am)

Venue:  Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale Street, Penrith


  • $30.00 (Early Bird) - Closes Sunday, 30 June 2019
  • $40.00 (Full Fee) - Closes Wednesday, 17 July 2019






Arrival & Book Swap


Opening & Welcome


Keynote Workshop: “Engage: How Coaches Can Build Positive Relationships With Sports Parents” (Little Athletics NSW)


Transition & “Coach Connect” Opportunity


Multi-Sport Coach Development “Gala” (4 speakers representing 4 different sports)


Transition & “Coach Connect” Opportunity


Coach “Open Mic” (6 Coaches; 6 Ideas) Individual attendees allocated a maximum of 10 minutes to share an idea that will be of benefit to other coaches.


Thank you & Conclusion




Key Features:


Keynote Workshop – “Engage: How Coaches Can Build Positive Relationships With Sport Parents

This workshop will be delivered by Darren Wensor, who is Head of Coach & Volunteer Development at Little Athletics NSW and a Level 4 Coach. This session will cover: following an organisation’s culture; understanding today’s parent; what it feels like to be a parent; how can you help keep parents happy; how can parents help you; being a positive role model; questions from parents you should be prepared to answer; creating your philosophy; proactive communication; parents meetings; dealing with a disagreement with a parent.


Multi-Sport Development Gala

Four speakers from four different sports in one hour; 15 minutes each. Each speaker will deliver one key idea relevant across a range of sports.


Coach “Open Mic”

Conference attendees will be given the opportunity to take the spotlight for a maximum of 10 minutes to share an idea, tip or trick that will be of benefit to the audience.


Book Swap

Got an old coaching book that you would love to share with someone else? Bring it along and exchange for another!


Coach Connect Opportunities

Mingle and swap ideas and stories with your fellow coaches.


Further Information

For further details on any of the above please contact Darren Wensor on 02 9633 4511 or 0417 686 257 or email