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AEBF Eight Ball Accreditation

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Supporting Coaches, Juniors, Officials and Umpires

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Accreditation and Learning

The Australian Eight Ball Federation, along with our 8 State and Territory Member Organisations deliver the accreditation framework in a blended learning approach. All of our Foundation Courses are offered fully online, with self-assessment and practical components supporting Coaches, Junior Development, Officials, Umpires, throughout the pathway.

The accreditation specific levels of these training programs delivered within Australia are:

  • Level 0 “D” League Level
  • Level 1 “C” Regional Level
  • Level 2 “B” State Level
  • Level 3 “A” National Level

Training and Development

Each State and Territory has a dedicated development committee position;

  • Coach, Coaching Director
  • Junior, Junior Development Officer
  • Officials, Administrators, Tournament Director
  • Umpire, Umpires Director

Coaching Accreditation

Having your Eight-ball National Coaching Accreditation will allow you to provide players with heightened eight-ball experiences and gain the support and resources you need to feel confident as a coach. Coaches will learn correct cuesports skills and techniques and will participate in practical training, coaching sessions, and drills.

  • Promote coaching amongst affiliated association members.
  • Co-ordinate training, accreditation courses and workshops for coaches.
  • Maintain records of association coahes and players wishing to coach.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to coaches during the season.

Junior Development

The Eight-ball Junior Development Program includes a library of skill sets and training drills that aims to simplify practice planning for eight-ball coaches at all levels.

  • Foster a positive learning environment.
  • Motor skills of the specific cuesports skill set.
  • Delivering, monitoring and adjusting effective coaching sessions.
  • Written or oral questioning to assess knowledge and fundaments.

Officials Training

The Eight-ball Officiating General Principles online course has been developed to assist officials in learning the basic skills they will need to officiate effectively. Includes By-Laws, Tournament Rules, and all Policies applicable to our sport.

  • Carry out work tasks according to organisational policies and procedures.
  • Identify and resolve workplace problems within scope of job role.
  • Identify and follow dress code requirements before, during and after competitions.
  • Implement competition safety rules to protect safety of participants.

Umpiring Accreditation

As an Umpire, you’ll benefit from your Eight-ball National Umpiring Accreditation, and you’ll be provided with the resources and support you need to feel confident on the floor.

  • Promote umpiring amongst affiliated association members.
  • Co-ordinate training, accreditation courses and workshops for umpires.
  • Maintain records of association umpires and players wishing to umpire.
  • Organise and manage the provision of umpires for all competition fixtures.

Assessor Facilitator Presenter Training

Developing your skills and knowledge as an assessor or presenter within our sport, combined with Assessor and Presenter Training. This comprehensive course supports the Eight-Ball Coaching Accreditation Pathway and the Eight-Ball Officiating Accreditation Pathway.

Assessor training focuses on building evaluation skills to improve competency-based assessment of coaches and officials, while the presenter training looks at improving effectiveness in planning, preparing, delivering, and reviewing presentations. This course is ideal for assessors and presenters in the Eight-Ball Pathway.

  • Planning the assessment process
  • Assessing competence
  • Presenters role and competency based training
  • Planning and preparing a presentation
  • Engaging your audience, learning styles and communication skills
  • Presentation and teaching methods for theory and practical content
  • Facilitation skills and questioning techniques
  • Effective use of a range of teaching aids (eg. data projector, video, whiteboards).