We currently have one dedicated staff member, Kerry Hill in the Bay of
Plenty with CoachForce (part of Sport Bay of Plenty):
PO Box 13355 Tauranga 3141 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Education & Development
Clubs in the AWBoP region are building an excellent base
of coaches and this is reflected in the very good results achieved by school,
club and centre teams last season at National Championships, and at North
Island and regional competitions. Thank you to all those volunteer coaches who
are sharing their time and knowledge with both young and old in our centre to
make sure that progress continues to be made.
Athletics NZ Coach Education
The Athletics New Zealand Coaching Programme has a number
of elements and options available for people who wish to start coaching and for
those who wish to improve their skills and coaching qualifications.
An outline of the Coach Education process is available on the Athletics New
Zealand Website (www.athletics.org.nz)
under ‘Pathways / Coach Development’.
Run Jump Throw Athletics
These courses are the first step in the Athletics New
Zealand Coach Education programme. They have become very popular for primary
and intermediate schools and children’s athletic clubs. The course emphasises
teaching of basic athletic skills to children. Run Jump Throw is a
2-hour introductory course, while FAST (Fundamental Athlete Skill
Teaching) is more comprehensive 6 hour course. Both courses will be presented
on demand for clubs provided that there are 8 participants.
A very comprehensive Run Jump Throw manual is available
from the SportsForce Athletics Development Officer and all Children’s Athletics
Clubs should have copies for their coaches ($40 each).
This is the next qualification for athletic coaches. Upon
obtaining this qualification, coaches will have skills to be able to coach club
athletes and secondary school athletes. Level 1 courses are conducted in 3-hour
sessions. 4 modules of 3 hours, plus 15 hours of practical coaching, are
required for Level 1 accreditation.
This is the next stage of the coach education
accreditation programme and specialises in single event or like groups of
athletic events. This qualification involves 8-15 hour modules over one or two
days. Assessment for this qualification consists of a practical coaching assignment,
including completion of a workbook. The assessment period can last from 6-12
months. There are entry prerequisites before undertaking a Level 2 Coach
This is the highest qualification currently available to
New Zealand athletics coaches. This qualification will give the coach the
skills to be able to coach at all levels of performance, from club athlete
through to working with senior athletes at the highest international level.
This course will be of 5 days duration and will be organised on a seminar and
workshop format. This Level is recommended for coaches coaching nationally
ranked athletes and athletes in squads, and for coaches working at the club
level across many events or who are supervising other coaches or managing the
club coaching resources.
Costs (Please make cheques payable
to: Athletics Waikato-Bay of Plenty)
Purchase of a Run Jump Throw manual is
$50 for the first module (inclusive of Athletics New
Zealand resource “Basic Athletics”), which is used for the first module, and
provides the basic text for all subsequent modules. $15 for all other
Level 2 & 3
The cost of these courses will vary, as they have
different resource and time requirements.
For general enquiries about the Bay of Plenty area, contact the
CoachForce Officer (details