Speedway Australia will continually be looking for coaches to be a part of this Kids to Grids program, as we look to expand it throughout the country. There a few steps in place to becoming a coach as outline below. This process will likely evolve over time, so check back over time for more information. Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to become a coach and we actively encourage younger people to also get involved.

Steps to becoming a coach

1. Visit the bottom of this page and fill out the online form. This form gives us a better idea about you and your background in the sport, plus outside of it. You will also require a Working With Children check to be eligible to become a coach. Visit the following link to find information on your relevant state or territory;

2. Subject to the answers of your submission and your WWC check, Speedway Australia will liaise with your local venue to better understand their current youth training strategy. There may already be established coaches in the area, so we will work to find the best forward move for you.

3. Once you’ve been assigned to your local venue, you will be able to set youth training dates and, via the club/venue, liaise with Speedway Australia for a practice permit. The training day will be listed on the KTG website and your contact details will be added as a coach for your area, allowing new competitors a point of contact in their area.

Currently a plan is in place for at-track Rookie Training Sessions to be conducted, for brand new competitors, with other sessions for existing competitors to be implemented over time. The coaching manual for KTG is a working document which will be adjusted subject to feedback from both parents and coaches. You can view the current Youth Coaching Manual here, or via the Resources page.