Coach Mentor Program

Coach Mentors 2022:

  • EXPRESS VNL: Wendy Jacobsen
  • POWER Rep teams: Sarndra Kennerley, Gayle Lambert 


  • To develop Boroondara Netball Association POWER coaches ie) “Coach the Coaches”
  • To ensure that players are being taught the correct skills
  • Encourage coaches to progress their Netball Victoria coach accreditation: Foundation > Development > Intermediate > Advanced > Elite
  • Encourage coaches to complete relevant Netball Victoria on-line high-performance learning modules ie) Expect Respect, Select for Netball Success, Coaching Our Way.
  • To facilitate a pathway for coaches to Boroondara Express teams
  • Provide direction, guidance and support to team coaches
Individual Coach Performance Plan:
  • Each coach completes an ICPP docxIndividual-Coach-Performance-Plan 
  • The ICPP is submitted to the relevant Coach Mentor for assessment.
  • This identifies the coach's NEEDS and forms the basis for their individual professional development PLAN
Observation & Feedback:

The Coach Mentor will rotate amongst POWER teams every 2 – 3 weeks: 


  • To observe and provide feedback to coaches during drink breaks & after the session (not during)
  • Feedback to be provided to the coach only (not players)
  • Coach to submit a session plan to be implemented & assessed at training - x2 per season
  • Feedback will include:
    • Organisation of session
    • Coach and player communication
    • Conduct of drill using coaching points
    • Examples of positive feedback
    • Structure of team and player awareness


  • To observe coach feedback to players during breaks, pre and post matches
  • To observe coach decisions regarding player positioning & changes on court
  • To provide feedback to coaches during match breaks & after the match relating to above observations
  • Discuss skills and drills to use for follow-up training session


  • Coaches are encouraged to update their NCAS coaching accreditation as required: Foundation > Development > Intermediate > Advanced > Elite
  • Costs are subsidised by BNA 
  • Coach Mentors perform end of season coach REVIEWS
  • Mentors provide hands-on coach support and advice as required
  • Mentors provide phone support as required
Funding: sponsored by Bendigo Bank
  • Coach Mentor remuneration
  • Coach accreditation course subsidies

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