Coaches play a key role in contributing to high-quality experiences for those participating in sport, with the potential to influence their holistic wellbeing and development.
Sport Canterbury works with national and regional sport organisations as well as education institutes to support the capability of coaches through high quality coach development systems.
These systems are made up of the coaches who work with playing participants, the people who develop the coaches (Coach Developers) and the people who train the coach developers (Coach Developer Trainers).
To develop those at each level of the system, Sport Canterbury focuses on advocating for, supporting and delivering opportunities that create long term impact.
Coach Developers play a crucial role in the initial formal training of coaches as well as in the way coaches are developed, supported and nurtured on the job.
It is useful to understand where Coach Developers sit along the continuum of coach and athlete development. Coaches work with and develop athletes; Coach Developers develop the coaches; Trainers develop the Coach developers and Master Trainers train the Trainers.
Sport NZ developed a National 3-day residential Coach Developer Training Course with the aim to improve the confidence, capability and effectiveness of coach developers across all sports.The course is delivered by experienced trainers licensed by Sport NZ. The course provides a blueprint for sports organisations to adapt and apply to their own coach development needs.
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Sport Canterbury has developed flexible Coach Developer training modules with the aim to improve aspiring developers understanding and basic competencies related to the concept. In addition, extension training focused on supporting the capability and confidence of existing Coach Developers is also available.
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Coach Developer Trainers receive support through hands-on delivery opportunities within coach developer training initiatives based in Canterbury. Additionally, access to trainer development is available through Sport New Zealand's National Trainer programme by invitation only.
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Sport Canterbury deliver coach development projects in collaboration with other sport organisations and schools. These programmes aim to provide coaches with an understanding of essential why and how to coach concepts.
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