Coaching Resources

Sport Canterbury has compiled these resources – from contacts to e-mail communications, web sites and recommended reading – to support your development as a coach.

Are you interested in sport-specific coaching skills?

If you are interested in sport-specific coaching skills, please contact the sport’s national governing body. They will be able to advise of the next available course in your region or on-line.

Search for a National Sports Organisation

Would you like to develop general coaching skills?

Contact the coaching manager for your nearest Regional Sports Trust. They can explain your options and whether courses are available.

Regional Sports Trust - Sport Canterbury

Sport Newsletters:

Sport New Zealand distributes regular e-mail e-newsletters. These e-newsletters are full of excellent articles about coaches, coach development and current research on coaching.

Sport Web Sites:

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) leads the high performance sport system in New Zealand, working in partnership with national sporting organisations to support New Zealanders on the world stage at Olympic and Paralympic Games, and world championships in targeted sports.

The Greater Auckland Coaching Unit (GACU) web site can provide you with resources for coaches as well as for people who develop coaches.

Key Strategy Documents for Coaches:

Information Tools:

Key resources and information tools for those wanting to delve deeper.

Funding Assistance:

Many sports clubs operate with limited resources and need to raise additional funds through fundraising, sponsorship or grants. Sources of funding may be available through local businesses, charities, sport and recreation governing bodies, and government agencies.

Find out more about the KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund.

Search for funding opportunities through Sport New Zealand.

Recommended Reading:

This is a link to a selection of published research and readings, including Sport New Zealand resources, practical tips for beginner coaches, skill development, coach development and performance analysis.

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