Inclusive Sports Coaching
Therapy Through Sport
Inclusive Sports Coaching provides 1 to 1 sport and physical activity services for people with a disability, autism, are disadvantaged or have mental health concerns. We believe sport is very powerful in addressing a wide range of developmental areas for children, teenagers and adults. By complimenting what we do with the Allied Health professionals in your support network, Inclusive Sports Coaching adds a practical component to therapy by focusing on fine and gross motor skill development, cognitive processing, skills development and acquisition, while also teaching clients about social skills such as communication, teamwork and constructive feedback.
This can be done utilising your NDIS Plan and funding if you are Plan Managed or Self-Managed.
Group Activities in a Centre- 04_160_0136_6_1 (available to indviduals and groups)
Access Community, Social and Recreational Activities - 04_104_0125_6_1
Community Participation Activities - 09_011_0125_6_3
Innovative Community Participation - 09_008_0116_6_3
Development of Daily Living Life Skills - 09_006_0106_6_3
Increased Social and Community Participation - 09_006_0106_6_3
Individual Social Skills Development - 11_024_0117_7_3
Physical Wellbeing Activities - 12_029_0126_3_3
Community Engagement Assistance - 15_045_0128_1_3
With focused and specialised coaching, people gain the confidence and improve their self esteem to better enable them to interact with others, join or remain in a sporting or community club environment and contribute effectively to that environment, improve behaviour at school due to improved listening skills, and a range of other benefits.
We have a School (and Home-Schooled) Program we run where we work with a small number of students with learning difficulties to help them get focused coaching and guidance in sport and physical activity. This has proved very successful in lifting the confidence of primary and high school students, as they are able to practice and learn skills in a small group of peers rather than a traditional PE lesson where teachers are stretched across 25+ students at once.
These Clubs have engaged Inclusive Sports Coaching to conduct our Coaching Athletes with a Disability Workshop. A great demonstration of their Inclusive culture.
East Torrens Baseball Club
Craigmore Cricket Club
Please contact John Lonergan to discuss how Inclusive Sports Coaching can help
Ph: 0413 319 044
Inclusive Sports Coaching is focused on providing access to Sports Coaching techniques, methods and tools to athletes who normally don't get these opportunities. Leveraging NDIS Plans and funding we can provide Coaching to help people increase their confidence in social participation, through to achieving their dreams of representing their State and Country. We do this across a range of sports.
John Lonergan is the Highest Accredited Cricket Coach (Level 2 - Representative) with National Disability Coaching experience in South Australia. John and the other Coaches at Inclusive Sports Coaching provide the right mix of empathy, understanding and skill development.
Proudly Partnering with Arena42 in Modbury as our Inclusive Sports Academy Indoor Venue
Inclusive Sports Coaching provides 1:1 Programs for individuals looking to develop their sporting skills, as well as improve their self confidence and opportunities for social and community inclusion.
We recommend an 8 or 12 Session program to identify areas for improvement and sporting skills, conduct drills and physical activities to work towards specific outcomes, while engaging with the client in areas such as listening, memory retention, cognitive processing, social interaction, encouraging conversations, accepting and giving constructive feedback, and other areas as needed.
At the halfway point we produce a status report on progress, and have found parents/carers often share this with OT's, Physios and Teachers as a way to share information on the individual and provide a strong network of support. At the end of the program we produce a final report, with recommendations for ongoing improvement, potential for progress along the person's chosen sport pathway where applicable, etc.
Schools and Councils Programs
Inclusive Sports Coaching is also running Programs for small groups at Schools and in partnership with Local Councils.
Using sport and physical activity as a vehicle, we work with small groups of students to help them develop techniques and methods to manage their emotions, understand how their brains interpret challenging situations, and ways to focus their thoughts to react appropriately rather than be emotionally driven.
John has gained significant experience in Mental strength coaching over the years, and has devised a series of Workshops.
These concepts apply across all sports, we'll help you learn how the brain works (or doesn't work at times!) to help you make the best decisions at the right time.
Did you know simply smiling can increase your Decision Making abilities?
High Performance Indoor Cricket Academy
Foundations (Free) and Advanced ($7) Indoor Cricket Coaching Courses.
The only Indoor Cricket Academy in South Australia providing Elite level Coaching to Players from 10 years up, Male and Female, as well as those with an Intellectual Disability.
Whether it's a 1 hour Skills Feedback session, a 30 Minute Master Class, or a 8 Session High Performance Program with a comprehensive Status Report, we have a Program to help you achieve your Indoor Cricket goals.
Please contact John Lonergan to discuss how Inclusive Sports Coaching can help you
Ph: 0413 319 044