Cycling New Zealand is continually exploring new and more effective methods to develop coaches and coaching expertise, as well as creating a new philosophy around learning.  There have been some very exciting and well researched developments in the coach education field both in New Zealand and internationally, and we have been making sure we have kept up-to-date with these developments and aligned ourselves with best practice in order that we are not falling behind in the continuous developments in this field.

 

ABOUT COACHING

Coaches can be the key that unlocks potential, supporting athletes to develop skill and strategy, and understand the science behind their training and development.

To support the strength of coaching available to cyclists, Cycling New Zealand offers courses and coach training at all levels for Road, Track, Mountain Bike, and BMX. We also deliver instructor training, growing a network of support to help enable more people to get into cycling, and perform at the level they aspire to.

 

COACHING COURSES

Cycling New Zealand is continually exploring new and more effective methods to develop coaches and coaching expertise, as well as creating a new philosophy around learning.  There have been some very exciting and well researched developments in the coach education field both in New Zealand and internationally, and we have been making sure we have kept up-to-date with these developments and aligned ourselves with best practice in order that we are not falling behind in the continuous developments in this field.

Coaching Course
Open to all coaches either new or experienced. If you are new to coaching or wish to get involved then this course takes you through the CNZ coaching philosophy and principles, through to becoming formally accredited. The course is of benefit to all even if you are experienced at coaching. If you are already accredited then these courses are a great professional development opportunity. There is no cost to previously CNZ accredited coaches however there is a fee for new attendees.
 
Schools Cycling Coaching Course
Again as per the standard coaching course however with a little more emphasis on coaching/training youngsters. Open to all however we would like to encourage parents, teachers or school coaches to attend this course. Accreditation is the same as the Coaching Course and there is a fee to attend.
If you would like more information, would like to book workshop dates or would just like to chat about the proposed programme then please contact Cycling New Zealand Education Manager, Chris Foggin on chris.foggin@cyclingnewzealand.nz or 027 507 5393.

 

COACHING AND CLUB DEVELOPMENT

Cycling New Zealand has developed a coach learning network, with a mentor system to support coaches at all stages of their development, and to continue growing the breadth of cycle coaching across New Zealand.  

This approach aligns with world best practice in coach development, and prioritises greater individualisation and the establishment of a coach learning network, rather than the traditional linear path underpinned by a hierarchical tiered coaching system - in essence moving from 'teaching environment' to a 'learning environment'. 

To find out more about the new approach click here.