Association Croquet

Association Croquet (AC) is the traditional form of the popular garden game.  It is best described as a “race” in which the players attempt to be the first to complete the course of hoops and the peg with both balls of their side.  Progress is made by striking a ball with a mallet and propelling the balls through hoops in a specified order.  AC is based on the concept of a “break” – as in snooker, billiards and pool – in which the right may be earned to play a succession of extra strokes.  It is possible to play a break of up to 91 strokes in which the striker’s ball will have been made to pass through twelve hoops and then strike the centre peg.

Coaching

Coaching

 

National Coaching Director Vacant
Queensland Director of Coaching Lynda Davis 0416 013 390
New South Wales Director of Coaching Pam Gentle 0423 411 289
Victorian Coordinator of Coaching Ruth Duffy 0418 415 368
Tasmania Director of Coaching Sue Beattie 03.6229 5702
South Australia Co-ordinator of Coaching Eileen Ferguson 08.8258 9069
Western Australia Director of Coaching Sandra Stevenson
Refereeing

Refereeing

National Director of Refereeing Mike Cohn 0412 294 150
Queensland Director of Refereeing Greg Whymark 0418 158 701
New South Wales Director of Refereeing Bob Green 02.9896 3260, 0412 384 560
Victoria Co-ordinator of Refereeing Brian Foley 03.9584 8405, 0407 508 186
Tasmania Director of Refereeing Lizzie Bassett 0409 799 462
South Australia Co-ordinator of Refereeing James Temlett 08.8272 0973
Western Australia Director of Refereeing Max Woolf 08.9721 2680
Resources

Gateball

Gateball is a mallet sport similar to croquet.  It is a fast-paced, non-contact, highly-strategic team game, which can be played by anyone regardless of age or gender.  Although relatively new in Australia, it is played by millions of people throughout Asia and South America. Find out more about Gateball here.

Coaching

Coaching

A Level 1 Foundation Coach course is in place. The qualification requires endorsement in at least one discipline, Gateball has been included alongside more traditional mallet sports.

The level 1 course has two important prerequisites. Firstly, potential coaches must undertake the CCGP (Community Coach General Principles) course which is available free on the Australian Sports Commission website. The second requirement for Gateball coaches is to complete the basic skills card. This can be can be downloaded here

Once you have completed the skills card and the online course, contact your State coordinator or email info@gateball.com.au.

Basic skills cards are designed to be a useful tool for both player and coach. They are “owned” by the player but can be used as a goal or motivation for player improvement at the basic levels. In addition, they will be closely linked to coach training.

Ideas for Level 2 and 3 have been drafted and are available from these links:
Level 2
Level 3

Handy information pamphlets prepared by Keith McLeod are also available for download:

Aussie Gateball 
Practice Routines 
Sparking Tips 
Strategies and Tactics 

A really useful app to allow players to consider strategy is available on the Gateball. Asia website

Refereeing

Refereeing

Becoming a referee and maintaining accreditation

Gateball Referees can attain accreditation to three levels:

International Accredited by the World Gateball Union – allows the referee to exam candidates for Level 1 accreditation.
Level 1 Senior level – allows the referee to exam candidates for Level 2 accreditation
Level 2 Basic accreditation

Gateball Referees can attain accreditation to three levels:

A summary of the steps to become a referee or being accredited at a higher level are available here.

These steps are all part of Gateball Australia’s procedure for referee accreditation and reaccreditation and are available for download. Please note that this document is being included in the ACA’s processes for referee accreditation and reaccreditation. In turn, this process is compliant with requirements of the Australian Sports Commission

Gateball Referee Reaccreditation Cards are also available here. Existing referees need to complete these every year to maintain their currency. Print the documents back to back. When they have been completed, they should be passed to state coordinators of refereeing.

Side 1 of Reaccreditation Card

Side 2 of Reaccreditation Card

Click here for notes on what to do to complete your annual Reaccreditation Card

Gateball referees are also asked to acknowledge their acceptance of the ACA Officials’ Code of Behaviour. The source of this document is the ACA member protection policy and is available from the ACA website as attachment B4.

Resources

Resources

Visit the Official Website.

Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet is the fastest growing version of the sport of Croquet. This is due mainly to its simplicity to learn and play, however there is a certain amount of strategic skill required to be successful. Golf Croquet is won by a player hitting their ball through each hoop. Each player takes a turn at hitting a ball through the same hoop in the sequence of blue, red, black, yellow. Blue and black balls play against red and yellow. The player or team that wins the most hoops is declared the winner.

Coaching
Refereeing

Refereeing

To qualify as an ACA accredited Golf Croquet Referee candidates are required to complete an Assessment consisting of

  • Completion of the ASC Introductory Level Officiating General Principles Course
  • Completion of Steps 2, 3 and 4 of the ACA GCR Accreditation.

A National Golf Croquet Referee Training Program is being developed by the Golf Croquet Technical Panel but in the interim each State has its own training programs and courses and information can be obtained from your State Director of Refereeing.

The Golf Croquet Refereeing Manual – April 2015 is a good source of information for Golf Croquet Referees, Golf Croquet Trainee Referees (for whom it is prescribed reading) and Golf Croquet players.

Pages of the Manual may be amended periodically as the rules are revised, policies amended and when new technical information becomes available. Updates will be listed on the ACA website.

Officials

National Co-ordinator of Refereeing Jim Clement 03.5156 8149
Queensland Director of Refereeing Andy Hallinon 0405 821 996
New South Wales Director of Refereeing Bev Smith 02.4933 6164
Victoria Co-ordinator of Refereeing John van der Touw 03.9803 3433
Tasmania Director of Refereeing Graeme Denehey 03.6225 2381
South Australia Co-ordinator of Refereeing Vacant
Western Australia Director of Refereeing John Doepel 0427 364 107
Resources

Ricochet

Ricochet was developed in the 1980s as an easy to learn version which can easily be used as a step up to Association Croquet. It was originally developed in Adelaide, Australia by John Riches and Tom Armstrong. Ricochet has similar rules to Association Croquet with the difference being that when a ball is ricochet it remains live and two free shots are earned. This enables the strikers ball to play closer to an opponents ball and ricochet that as well which earns a further two free shots. In addition to these rules when a player runs a hoop they earn one free shot.

Coaching

Coaching

Coming soon.

Refereeing

Refereeing

Coming soon.

Resources

Resources

Coming soon.

Association Croquet

Association Croquet

Association Croquet (AC) is the traditional form of the popular garden game.  It is best described as a “race” in which the players attempt to be the first to complete the course of hoops and the peg with both balls of their side.  Progress is made by striking a ball with a mallet and propelling the balls through hoops in a specified order.  AC is based on the concept of a “break” – as in snooker, billiards and pool – in which the right may be earned to play a succession of extra strokes.  It is possible to play a break of up to 91 strokes in which the striker’s ball will have been made to pass through twelve hoops and then strike the centre peg.

Coaching

Coaching

 

National Coaching Director Vacant
Queensland Director of Coaching Lynda Davis 0416 013 390
New South Wales Director of Coaching Pam Gentle 0423 411 289
Victorian Coordinator of Coaching Ruth Duffy 0418 415 368
Tasmania Director of Coaching Sue Beattie 03.6229 5702
South Australia Co-ordinator of Coaching Eileen Ferguson 08.8258 9069
Western Australia Director of Coaching Sandra Stevenson
Refereeing

Refereeing

National Director of Refereeing Mike Cohn 0412 294 150
Queensland Director of Refereeing Greg Whymark 0418 158 701
New South Wales Director of Refereeing Bob Green 02.9896 3260, 0412 384 560
Victoria Co-ordinator of Refereeing Brian Foley 03.9584 8405, 0407 508 186
Tasmania Director of Refereeing Lizzie Bassett 0409 799 462
South Australia Co-ordinator of Refereeing James Temlett 08.8272 0973
Western Australia Director of Refereeing Max Woolf 08.9721 2680
Resources
Gateball

Gateball

Gateball is a mallet sport similar to croquet.  It is a fast-paced, non-contact, highly-strategic team game, which can be played by anyone regardless of age or gender.  Although relatively new in Australia, it is played by millions of people throughout Asia and South America. Find out more about Gateball here.

Coaching

Coaching

A Level 1 Foundation Coach course is in place. The qualification requires endorsement in at least one discipline, Gateball has been included alongside more traditional mallet sports.

The level 1 course has two important prerequisites. Firstly, potential coaches must undertake the CCGP (Community Coach General Principles) course which is available free on the Australian Sports Commission website. The second requirement for Gateball coaches is to complete the basic skills card. This can be can be downloaded here

Once you have completed the skills card and the online course, contact your State coordinator or email info@gateball.com.au.

Basic skills cards are designed to be a useful tool for both player and coach. They are “owned” by the player but can be used as a goal or motivation for player improvement at the basic levels. In addition, they will be closely linked to coach training.

Ideas for Level 2 and 3 have been drafted and are available from these links:
Level 2
Level 3

Handy information pamphlets prepared by Keith McLeod are also available for download:

Aussie Gateball 
Practice Routines 
Sparking Tips 
Strategies and Tactics 

A really useful app to allow players to consider strategy is available on the Gateball. Asia website

Refereeing

Refereeing

Becoming a referee and maintaining accreditation

Gateball Referees can attain accreditation to three levels:

International Accredited by the World Gateball Union – allows the referee to exam candidates for Level 1 accreditation.
Level 1 Senior level – allows the referee to exam candidates for Level 2 accreditation
Level 2 Basic accreditation

Gateball Referees can attain accreditation to three levels:

A summary of the steps to become a referee or being accredited at a higher level are available here.

These steps are all part of Gateball Australia’s procedure for referee accreditation and reaccreditation and are available for download. Please note that this document is being included in the ACA’s processes for referee accreditation and reaccreditation. In turn, this process is compliant with requirements of the Australian Sports Commission

Gateball Referee Reaccreditation Cards are also available here. Existing referees need to complete these every year to maintain their currency. Print the documents back to back. When they have been completed, they should be passed to state coordinators of refereeing.

Side 1 of Reaccreditation Card

Side 2 of Reaccreditation Card

Click here for notes on what to do to complete your annual Reaccreditation Card

Gateball referees are also asked to acknowledge their acceptance of the ACA Officials’ Code of Behaviour. The source of this document is the ACA member protection policy and is available from the ACA website as attachment B4.

Resources

Resources

Visit the Official Website.

Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet is the fastest growing version of the sport of Croquet. This is due mainly to its simplicity to learn and play, however there is a certain amount of strategic skill required to be successful. Golf Croquet is won by a player hitting their ball through each hoop. Each player takes a turn at hitting a ball through the same hoop in the sequence of blue, red, black, yellow. Blue and black balls play against red and yellow. The player or team that wins the most hoops is declared the winner.

Coaching
Refereeing

Refereeing

To qualify as an ACA accredited Golf Croquet Referee candidates are required to complete an Assessment consisting of

  • Completion of the ASC Introductory Level Officiating General Principles Course
  • Completion of Steps 2, 3 and 4 of the ACA GCR Accreditation.

A National Golf Croquet Referee Training Program is being developed by the Golf Croquet Technical Panel but in the interim each State has its own training programs and courses and information can be obtained from your State Director of Refereeing.

The Golf Croquet Refereeing Manual – April 2015 is a good source of information for Golf Croquet Referees, Golf Croquet Trainee Referees (for whom it is prescribed reading) and Golf Croquet players.

Pages of the Manual may be amended periodically as the rules are revised, policies amended and when new technical information becomes available. Updates will be listed on the ACA website.

Officials

National Co-ordinator of Refereeing Jim Clement 03.5156 8149
Queensland Director of Refereeing Andy Hallinon 0405 821 996
New South Wales Director of Refereeing Bev Smith 02.4933 6164
Victoria Co-ordinator of Refereeing John van der Touw 03.9803 3433
Tasmania Director of Refereeing Graeme Denehey 03.6225 2381
South Australia Co-ordinator of Refereeing Vacant
Western Australia Director of Refereeing John Doepel 0427 364 107
Resources
Ricochet

Ricochet

Ricochet was developed in the 1980s as an easy to learn version which can easily be used as a step up to Association Croquet. It was originally developed in Adelaide, Australia by John Riches and Tom Armstrong. Ricochet has similar rules to Association Croquet with the difference being that when a ball is ricochet it remains live and two free shots are earned. This enables the strikers ball to play closer to an opponents ball and ricochet that as well which earns a further two free shots. In addition to these rules when a player runs a hoop they earn one free shot.

Coaching

Coaching

Coming soon.

Refereeing

Refereeing

Coming soon.

Resources

Resources

Coming soon.

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