Coach development framework
The Coach Development Framework sets the future philosophy and direction for coach development in New Zealand.
It has been developed by a working party to implement the 'coach education and development' tactic of the New Zealand Coaching Strategy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of the Coach Development Framework?
- outlines the future philosophy and direction of coach development in New Zealand
- provides guidance to national sport organisations (NSOs) for the production of coach development programmes
- helps align the roles of key players in coaching.
What are some of the key changes outlined in the Framework document?
Coach development will be based on the needs of the athletes being coached, rather than emphasising levels of coach knowledge and skill.
NSOs will drive coach development through programmes that integrate sport-specific and general principles of coaching within coaching practice.
There is an increased emphasis on:
- 'how' rather than 'what' to coach
- ongoing flexible professional development of coaches
- support for coaches to practise athlete-centred coaching
- coaching in practice, rather than theoretically based learning.
How will the Coach Development Framework be implemented?
Implementing the Coach Development Framework will be progressive. Sport New Zealand will invest in and provide support to NSOs and Regional Sports Trusts (RSTs) to implement the Framework.
Sport NZ has provided guidelines and information to help NSOs and RSTs. It has also provided resources that its partners can download and adapt to produce their own resources to support Framework implementation. View these materials.
CoachForce will be the key delivery network for Framework implementation.
What will happen to current Coaching New Zealand (CNZ) courses?
Sport NZ no longer co-ordinates and certifies CNZ courses
Electronic copies of CNZ 'Getting Started in Coaching' booklets and Levels 1 and 2 'The Principles of Sports Coaching' manuals and workbooks are available on this website (http://www.sportnz.org.nz/sport/coaching/courses ).
NSOs and RSTs can use these as general resources or can adapt these materials to help deliver general principle components of NSO coach development programmes.
NSOs should have recognition of prior learning procedures to acknowledge learning from CNZ courses and other coaching qualifications.
How can I get further information on the Coach Development Framework and its implementation?
- Contact Andy Rogers, Coaching and Coach Development, Community Sport. 04 472 8058
- Contact the person responsible for coaching at your NSO or local RST.
- Watch this space! We'll be posting information and resources here as they become available.