SPORT WAITAKERE provides coaches with opportunities to develop best coaching practice. We offer education and training to improve coaches’ knowledge, methods of coaching and performance. Whether you are new to coaching or have been coaching for years SPORT WAITAKERE can provide the opportunity to up skill coaches.
Creativity in Coaching
For more specific information on drop-ins click here
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Watch below to see how Avondale College has implemented the Growing Coaches Programme.
For more information about the Growing Coaches Programme, click here.
Please follow the link below to a directory of resources for Coaches which will continually be updated. Select 'clubs sport and volunteers' in the drop down menu:
The recruiting and retention of coaches is a continual challenge for sports clubs and schools. The Greater Auckland Coaching Unit (GACU) is trying to assist these organisations to answer their coaching shortages.
The Recognition through Innovation Award (RTI) was introduced late last year to start to meet the challenge. The RTI invited clubs and secondary schools to enter and share their best practice strategies in the recruitment and retention of their coaches.
The following clubs and schools entered the award and were prepared to share their strategies:
GACU would like to recognise these organisations for their fantastic entries. These organisations have shown they are aware that coaches are vital to their club or school growing. They are prepared to think ahead on how to keep the ones they have and recruit new ones.
Southern Districts Hockey Club, Pukekohe Football Club, Otara Scorpions, Papatoetoe Olympic Weightlifting Club, College Rifles Rugby Club, North Shore Trampoline, Wesley College, Aorere College, Kingsway School, Manurewa High School, Southern Cross Campus, Glendowie College, Papatoetoe High School and Glenfield College have been shortlisted as finalists.
The winner will be announced by the middle of February, and will receive $3,000 cash plus Under Armour gear for their club.
Are you looking for new and exciting games to run in your coaching session? The Physical Educator is a fantastic website that offers a wide range of games in the following sports:
Website: The Physical Educator
Part 1 – A structured approach
As a coach you take the development of your athletes seriously. You help them to set goals, to identify what they need to work on, and then put in place plans to help them to improve. But do you take the same approach to your own development? A lot of coaches will leave their own development to chance, assuming that they will learn and improve by default. Take charge by using a structured process, and treat your own development like you treat your athletes’.
Creating a good team culture pre season
Creating a positive team culture is a part of good coaching. Coaches are encouraged to have pre- season meetings with their players, parents and supporters. To learn more about what these pre-season meetings could include
To find out more about positive side line behaviour see the website www.mygame.org.nz
To see a sample code of conduct for members, players and supporters, see the SPORT WAITAKERE templates: