Junior Membership

For junior clubs who are committed to transforming culture and recognise that this is a process that takes time and effort, SALT have 2 year membership programs available.

Session 1

Meet with Committee to listen, explain and agree on outcomes for the program

This session can be done face to face or online. SALT will administer the Junior Club Health Check to identify current areas of strength and need.  The committee will also select their top 3-5 values as a club. These values will underpin the education courses delivered in the program and will be shared with the community deliberately and frequently.

In this initial meeting we will discuss what the club aims to achieve over the next 2 years and explain our courses and which are best suited to the different age groups. We will then plan a schedule of course delivery over the next 2 years. This is the beginning of the process to get the committee, parents, coaches, team managers and players all on the same page when it comes to the club’s values and standards.

Session 2

Positive Parenting Course

This module starts with the premise that sport is about life, life is not about sport. Many children form too much of their identities around their sporting talents and achievements, rather than the character strengths and the values they demonstrate. This will give parents a clear perspective on how to support coaches and clubs in positive ways and how to conduct themselves at junior sporting matches. They are challenged to see that sport is an opportunity to set their kids up for life success and are encouraged to help their children to value the strengths that sports develop such as courage, discipline, teamwork, good decision making, good communication and sacrifice.  In this module, parents are provided with fantastic tools to prepare their children to be strong, caring, capable and successful adults. This course is generally run at the beginning of the season and can be done on-line to maximise parents’ attendance.

Session 3

Positive Coaching Course

Times have changed and so have young people. This course is designed to assist coaches in the development and potential life success of the young people they coach. Through this course coaches will gain an awareness that positive coaching based on relationships, authenticity and the understanding of individual differences, is far more effective than the lazy, authoritarian style that was once acceptable. Positive coaching has been proven to elicit greater motivation, resilience, enjoyment and results for everyone involved. This course will explore how coaches can deliver a strong message in the right way and how to deliver feedback based on process not outcomes. They will learn the power of good story telling and the technique of telling a great story as well as discover a new way of coaching that makes the difference between a good team and an excellent team. This course is delivered at the start of the season and all coaches are expected to attend.

Session 4

Clubs with Heart 8 sessions online for Club Leaders

Clubs who participate in this 8 webinar series and then go on to apply the knowledge, build the structures, equip the members and promote the messaging will set themselves up for sustained success on and off the field.  More importantly they will provide a much needed place of connection and support for their local community and an environment of acceptance that reflects a modern diverse community.

Over the 8 webinar series your club will learn to:

  • Create the story of who you want to be and how you want to be regarded by the community
  • Identify and address the barriers to success that may currently exist
  • Build the structures you need to share the load and spread the important messaging
  • Build the leaders you need across every level
  • Build the behaviours that will testify who you are and what you stand for
  • Hear from other experts in their fields
  • Share the best of knowledge with a wide range of other clubs from a variety of sporting codes
  • Build competitive greatness on the field / court / pool
  • Be advertised as a Club with Heart through the variety of SALT social media channels
Session 5

Wellbeing Manager’s Course (Team Managers)

Every team needs to appoint a Wellbeing Manager often this will be the Team Manager. They will complete a 90-minute course online that will enable them to be the eyes, ears and heart of wellbeing and care for the children in their team. They will be taught how to recognize warning signs and how to deal with the anger and stress that young people might be experiencing and how the club can best support them with the resources available.

Session 6

Three additional education courses

Cost

$5000 + GST per year - 2 year membership. * Please note that additional education sessions can be purchased at an additional cost.

Suggested Education Sessions

Age Course Duration
10-14
Peer Group Pressure and Decision Making – Stand Your Ground (Male)
Peer Group Pressure and Decision Making – Unstoppable (Female)
60 to 75 mins
15-19
Wellbeing and Mental Health
Healthy Masculinity (Male)
Empowered (Female)
Team First Leadership
Drugs and Alcohol
Equality is the Game
75 to 90 mins
60 to 75 mins
60 to 75 mins
60 to 75 mins
60 to 75 mins
60 to 75 mins
18+
Wellbeing and Mental Health
Drugs and Alcohol
Healthy Masculinity (Male)
Creating Clubs with Heart
Equality is the Game
75 to 90 mins
60 to 75 mins
60 to 75 mins
60 to 75 mins
60 to 75 mins