From grass roots to high performance, coaches play an integral role in the sporting fabric of sport in New Zealand.

Coaches have a major influence in the growth and development of the people they interact with regardless of age and a key role of the coach is to enrich and improve the quality of experience of people participating sport. The people that develop the coaches are called Coach Developers and they play a crucial role in the way coaches are developed, supported and nurtured.

Development of both Coach Developers and coaches is a core activity in an effective coaching system. Sport Canterbury works collaboratively with National and Regional Sport Organisations, as well as educational organisations to advocate and support Coach Developer and Coach Development opportunities.

It is important to develop and nurture coaches and Coach developers who deliver coaching and coach development experiences. Sport Canterbury provides various learning opportunities for both Coach Developers and coaches.