The Australian Sports Commision&aposs Beginning Coaching General Principles online course has been developed to assist new coaches improve their basic coaching skills, in particular, those coaches working with children. Coaches can complete the course in their own time, from the comfort of their own home. It is initially being made available free of charge to Australian coaches by the ASC. The course contains five modules, covering a range of general coaching topics, including the role and responsibilities expected of a coach, planning, safety, working with parents, communication, group management and inclusive coaching practices when working with people with a disability or special population groups. The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete with assessment included at the end of each module. The course is available from the ASC s new online learning portal. Click here for more information on the course, and to enrol.