New Zealand Football has shifted the traditional Coach Education ‘goal posts’ adopting a new and exciting approach for developing coaches at all levels in the game. This new approach is founded on the following principles:
Appropriate for New Zealand - reflective of New Zealand’s unique culture and football environment.
Flexible - providing coaches with more choice and a higher degree of ownership in selecting and following their own development pathway.
Player centred – based on the needs of the players and designed to meet the age-related development needs of players throughout the game.
Applicable and practical - ‘on-the job learning’ experiences (creating and recognizing learning experiences in the coaching environment).
Life long learning - promoting continued personal development and self-responsibility for learning.
The new approach will provide a smorgasbord of learning opportunities that allow coaches to identify and access personal development that corresponds with the players they are coaching and their specific developmental needs.
Coach Development Framework
The Framework provides coaches with a wide range of development opportunities that prepare them to effectively meet the age related and developmental needs of the players they work with.
If you would like to register your interest in any of the courses scheduled below or would like more information, please contact Auckland Football Federation Development Officer Steven Dillon.
Prior to registration on any accredited courses, candidates are required to:
Be at least 16 years of age. Applications for candidiates below the recommended age of 16 years will be assessed on an individual basis by Football Development Officer (FDO) in conjunction with the Football Development Manager (FDM) at the relevant Federation.
Level 2 Modular Courses:
Have completed the age group appropriate Level 1 Football Coaching Award. Applications for candidates who have not completed this introductory course will be assessed on an individual basis by the FDO in conjunction with the FDM.
Achievement of these qualifications are based on full attendance at the workshops.
Upon completion, a licensed New Zealand Football Coach Educator will register candidate completion of the award on Goalnet (NZF online database of registered coaches).
The accreditations for all courses are valid for 3 years from the date of completion.