Coaching is a great way to express passion for sport and enrich the lives of New Zealanders. It's exciting, satisfying, and helps keep people actively involved in developing others. Sport Auckland works alongside Aktive, Harbour Sport, Sport Waitakere, and CLM Community Sport to support the delivery of coach development opportunities in clubs, schools, and regional organisations. Whether you are coaching beginners, supporting coaches, leading a group, or even giving your playing partners some tips, our programmes have something for you.
We have specific courses with planned outcomes and content. We also work with clubs and schools developing their own Coach Management Process, identifying ideas around coach recruitment, retention, and recognition of our volunteer coaching community.
Developed by Aktive, Good Sports® is all about creating positive sporting experiences for children and young people. It does this by supporting and educating parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers, and sport leaders, who all contribute to children’s sport.
We are looking to work with schools, clubs and community groups to help provide postive messaging and support to parents about sideline behaviour and how best to support our young players, coaches, and officials to ensure the best experiences. The 2 Good Sports programs are Coach Emerge and Coach Evolve.
Schools: Sport Auckland works closely with coach developers from National and Regional Sport Organisations to provide upskilling for students who lead sport and recreation within secondary, intermediate, and primary schools.
Some in-school support takes place throughout the region, so student coaches can participate at their own school. We can collaborate with your school to ensure the programme is tailored to meet your needs.
Clubs / Community Groups: We work closely with coach developers from National and Regional Sport Organisations to provide upskilling for coaches who lead sport and recreation within clubs/community groups.
Some in-club support takes place throughout the region, so community coaches can participate at their own club. Sport Auckland can collaborate with your club to ensure the programme is tailored to meet your needs.
If you are interested in running a Coach Emerge in your club, community, or school feel free to contact us.
Coach Evolve is a generic cross-code coach development programme available to those working in clubs, schools, and the community. This program targets those who are already coaches and want more support and knowledge in their coaching journey.
Coach Evolve can be broken down into multiple sessions, with focus on Understanding yourself, Understanding your athletes, and Understanding your environment.
Coach Developer Training (CDT)
Coach Developers deliver coaching courses, facilitate learning and generally coach the coaches. In conjunction with Aktive we support Coach Developer courses. Delivered over two days, this training includes workshops, discussions, practical sessions, individual and group feedback, and self-reflection opportunities. Following the initial course, you will be invited to attend extension modules and networking meetings for additional learning and skill development opportunities.
Outside of the Aktive CDT course we connect with RSOs to help support networks of Coach Developers across community clubs and schools. If you are interested in being part of a coach developer network then please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
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