NCAS  Australian sports commision


Darts Australia has what is recognised as the best Coaching Program specifically developed for the sport of Darts.

The Program was originally developed by Barry Thomas and has been updated to suit current sport pathways as per the Australian Sports Commission.

We now have a DA Technical Manual which was developed by Danya Hodgetts and this is available for purchase online HERE.

Coaching Levels 

Level 0

This program is for those community coaches, teachers and parents who wish to assist with coaching under an accredited coach. Click the button below to access all the Level 0 resources.


Level 1

Darts Australia’s Level 1 Coaching Course follows on from the beginner Junior Coaching Course.

Following the completion, coaches are qualified to coach at Club and/or State & Territory level - if approved by the Board at national level.

Level 2

This is an Advanced Coaching Accreditation which follows along the pathways of Coaching the More Elite Player.

In 2017 much of this will change and be given different names as Coaching becomes very Pathway orientated.

Coaching Roles of National Coaching Director

  1. Must be an Accredited Active Level 2 coach.
  2. Organise a Coaching conference at every Midyear Meeting.
  3. Liaise with State /Territory coaching directors.
  4. Receive Candidate Proposed Accreditation’s from State /Territory Coaching coordinators and accredited with ASC accordingly.
  5. Renew Accreditation of Darts Australia with ASC when due and update where necessary to meet compliance required for accreditation.
  6. Foster Coaching Conduct and Ethics within the Darts community of Darts Australia.
  7. Notify State/Territory Secretaries and Coaching Coordinators if they are not complying with the requirements of Darts Australia and NCD.
  8. Assist in the Development of Darts Australia Juniors.
  9. Report to Darts Australia twice annually on Progress within Darts Coaching etc.
  10. Organise for a Junior Development Coaching Session at each Australian Junior Darts championships. (Generally presented by host Coaching Coordinator.
  11. NCD must keep records of Accreditation’s. All new accreditation's to be listed on DA Web site.
  12. Coaches should send in their re-accreditation 2 weeks prior to their Expiry date with an amount of $16 for re-accreditation. (This is the individual Coaches responsibility) send to your State /Territory coaching Director to forward to NCD for accreditation.

State Coaching Coordinators.

List Of Duties and Requirements.

  1. Must be an Accredited Level 1 Minimum.
  2. Must work actively to promote the growth of accredited Coaches within their State /Territory.
  3. Should encourage Coaches under their guidance to hold coaching sessions to improve our sport and maintain their coaching Qualifications.
  4. Coaching Coordinator should arrange assessment of coaches once they have completed the Course and attained their Coaching hours as required.
  5. Upon a candidate attaining a successful assessment the following process should occur>
  6. Coaching coordinator will fill out with Candidate relevant paperwork and then forward to NCD for Accreditation. (Initial accreditation cost is included in the DA Coaching Fee of $75.00) Re-accreditation after 4 years is $16.00 and should be sent to NCD 4 weeks prior to your expiry date.
  7. Coaching coordinators should keep records of all Coach Candidate’s and Accredited Coaches and their Expiry Dates. These records should be viewed at the Midyear meeting of Coaches.
  8. Coaching Coordinator’s and any other Accredited Coaches should where possible attend the coaching course that is held at the Midyear meeting to ensure they are keeping up with current Coaching Changes etc.
  9. Coaching coordinators should ensure at all times that the program as per Darts Australia Coaching Program is followed, that records are kept of all coaching Activities by your Candidates and Coaches.
  10. Coaching Coordinator’s should instil in all Candidates and coaches the Coaches Code of Ethics.
  11. Coaching Coordinators who fail to issue Quarterly Reports to the NCD will be asked to explain and then a Report will be sent to the State and Territory bodies.
  12. The Fee to Darts Australia is $75.00 this includes your first accreditation. States may charge their own fee on top of this to cover Expenses for the Course etc.

Coaches are not permitted to Charge for Coaching Sessions.

Darts Australia Technical Manual

book-2 book

Available from Amazon $11.99 CLICK HERE Available from iTunes $11.99 CLICK HERE

National Accredited Coaches

National Coaching Panel 

Judy Taylor Level 2



State/Territory Coaching Directors

Betty Hislop            WA         0409 172 6477

Dennis McLaughlin QLD

Greg Clegg               NSW       0418 162 782

Mark Edwards         SA


Level 2 Coaches

Judy Taylor     Marketing & Promotions Director

Betty Hislop (State Coordinator WA)

Kerry Crowdey  DQ )

Greg Clegg (State Co Ordinator NSW)

Level 1 Darts QLD association2

Dennis McLaughlin State Co Ordinator

LLew Jensen

Graham Roberts

Todd Ashe

Leah Ashe




Tasmania Level 1 association4

Leanne Faulkner


South Australia Level 1 association5

Mark Edwards

Western Australia Level 1 darts-wa-logo1

Suzanne Willemsen

Nigel Hartley

Barbra Jose

Trevor Jones

Kylie Dawson

Victoria Level 1 association1





ACT Level 1 darts-act


NSW Level 1 association3

David Clegg

Amy Clegg

Dorothy Shipman

Moses Kainuku

Deborah King

Mark Anderson

Leslie Carver

Merle Mitchell

Tanya Andersen

Denis Proctor

Tony Proctor

Murray Bolton

Richard Riley

Richard Duarte

Tara Vallanff