WHERE NEXT? EVOLVING YOUR CAREER!
Team Evolution is a very unique network! We are dedicated to helping kids achieve their goals with tennis a vehicle and to make this vehicle go to the places it needs to we need great drivers. It is not enough to provide a great program we have to help coaches and all the people in the club environment deliver!
So Team Evolution provides professional development modules and designation that support the roles that our coaches and staff do everyday! It’s not like any other coach development program, you choose your path and we make sure you get there!
If your role involves you teaching kids on court most days of the week this is a great base to support your professional development. You will complete core modules and select some other speciality ones that connect to the roles you take in your facility!
If you want to excel at coaching kids and your role is mostly on court then this is a more expansive course that will dive deeper into understanding children and being more effective in your coaching. This is the perfect course if teaching kids is your passion and you want to be part of a network that keeps driving you on!
If your role involves supporting the whole junior programming, managing and leading other coaches our JD designation will support your development and give you the key skills to help you to meet all your daily challenges. The JD role is a very demanding one and you will find this course both challenging and thought provoking.
Many facilities need coaches or administrators to help support the delivery of the other elements of the program outside of lessons. So if you are involved in events, tournaments and other activities around the club the Champion course will help you to support and engage young players in the competitive opportunities available.
Navigators are our essential front line in most clubs. Although they may not be on the court this designation has been designed for reception and admin staff who need to understand the program and be able to communicate with parents and others who need key information.
On court assistants are key in many of our facilities so along with your basic in house training this designation is provided to cover an understanding of the program plus the basic skills needed to be effective in helping coaches deliver on court sessions.
Our final designation is for our National and Regional Directors to ensure that they are experts at every element of the evolution program. These providers are both trainers and mentors to our network of clubs and facilities. Entry to this group is by invitation only.
- Introduction to Evolution
- Motivating young players through behaviors
- Child Development
- Coaching Skills I – Communication and Organization
- Coaching Skills II – Child Learning
- Planning and Using the Curriculum
- Tactical & Technical Development
- Court Warrior
- Event Management
- Tennis @ Home – Challenge Tour & Family Based Play
- Penta Games – Athletic Development
- Tennis Quest – Teaching in Schools
- Court Kids – Teaching the Under 5s
- Camp Delivery
- Teaching Boys & Girls
- Supporting Parents
- Marketing and Communications
- Managing and Leading Staff
- Facilitators Course
Each Module has a range of ways for you to show your competency including:
- Online registration
- Online Presentation & interviews
- Knowledge Confirmation Quizzes
- Tagged Video Lesson Submissions
- Live Lesson Tune In
- Locker Room Discussions
- Portfolio Submissions
THE BIG QUESTIONS
Is Team Evolution a Qualification?
All the TE designations are designed to support vocational professional development and therefore are not stand alone qualifications with the exception of Navigator which is designed for administrative staff. You therefore should have an approved National Governing Body certification before taking these courses.
Can I take the modules in any order?
Yes, this is a modular system and therefore you can design your learning program in the way that best suits and interests you at any point in your career.
Do I have to be working in a program running an EKT Program to participate?
Team Evolution has been provided for the support of EKT Network Facilities and as such it is better if you are working at one of these, however you can take the courses at the cost indicated. (EKT Network Facilities receive free places on all our courses)
Is each entire module online?
Each module is different and outlines of the submission requirements are listed by clicking the modules above and within the designation pages.
What do I get on completion of the modules for each designation?
You will receive a diploma and sleeve patches, plus opportunities to join closed social media events and discussions.
Do EKT Courses receive License Credits from Federations?
All Course content has been submitted to major Federations and Coach organisations for consideration for credits. At this time those listed below have agreed to allocate credits but you should contact others to see if credits can be added.