Professional Coach of the Year

Award Description
An accredited coach who has made a significant contribution to athlete performance at a state, national and/or international level, to the development of athletes in SLS activities outside of surf sports, and to the educational development of other coaches in SLS.
This award recognises paid coaches.
Selection Criteria
1. What coaching qualification does the member currently hold, Foundation, Development or Performance Coach?
2. What coaching roles has the member fulfilled during the 23/24 season at Club, Branch (where applicable), State, National and International Level?
3. List the competition results attributed to the coach, where this member was the primary coach for the athlete and/or team, in the 23/24 season.
4. Has the coach been involved in any mentoring and development of other coaches, creating of supporting documentation and/or programs. Please provide examples of where the coach has shown a positive and supportive attitude, behaviour and actions (including who it has impacted and how) in the 23/24 season?
5. Has the coach undertaken any personal development to improve themselves as a coach in the 23/24 season?
Other Information
Clubs are to submit nominations for Branch selection. Branch recipients will then progress to a State level as finalists for the selection of a State recipient.
The Meritorious Awards Selection Panel for Professional Coach of the Year and Volunteer Coach of the Year will review both awards to select the Finalist who will represent SLSQ as the Coach of the Year at the SLSA Awards of Excellence.
Presentation of Award
SLSQ Awards of Excellence
Date of Circulation
Closing Date
Please refer to your Branch closing date
Judging Panel
Surf Sports Meritorious Awards Selection Panel