Young people make great leaders in the sport and recreation environment. Growing Leaders is a Sport New Zealand youth leadership programme designed for young people.
Growing Coaches is a Sport NZ coach education programme designed for secondary school students to become coaches.
Check out the Growing Coaches pages to find out more.
Growing Leaders is designed to:
- teach young people about leadership
- encourage young people to pursue leadership roles in sport and recreation
- give young people self-confidence and leadership tools for life.
Growing Leaders can be used to develop a broad range of leadership roles such as team captains, prefects, peer leaders, coaches, managers, sports administrators, sport and recreation officials, and outdoor recreation leaders.
Growing Leaders can be used in a range of settings such as physical education classes, school sports programmes, outdoor education trips, lunchtime and after school recreation activities, sport and recreation clubs, and youth groups.
How does the resource work?
Growing Leaders consists of four learning stages:
The Growing Leaders resources include:
. a facilitator’s guide, for the person delivering the programme to young people
. learning activities with facilitator’s notes
. a ‘Leader ThinkTank’ document that provides additional leadership information
. student certificates for each stage completed
. a series of PowerPoint presentations for facilitators.
Who can use the resources and facilitate Growing Leaders?
Growing Leaders facilitators can be:
- primary, intermediate, and secondary school teachers
- school sport and recreation co-ordinators
- sport and recreation coaches, leaders, and administrators
- council recreation officers
- leaders from Youth Groups such as Boys and Girls Brigade, Guides, Scouts, Churches.
Where can I get the Growing Leaders resources from?
You can purchase a hardcopy or you can download the resources free of charge.
Click here to purchase hardcopies of the Growing Leaders resources: Sport NZ Store
Click here to download the resources free of charge: Growing Leaders Resources
Growing Leaders Facilitator Training
If you would like to participate in a Growing Leaders Facilitator Workshop so that you can best utilise the Growing Leaders resources and implement the Growing Leaders Programme in your school, contact your local Regional Sports Trust for more information. Back to top