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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 Instructor Training
Coaching Resources Coach and Club Development

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.
Click here to read the full article on Cycling New Zealand's new coaching philosophy.
Cycling New Zealand will have a slightly different approach for Coach Development through 2017. We will be delivering two Schools Coaching Courses and two further Coaching Courses; one in the North Island and one in the South Island respectively - see schedule below. However if Cycling New Zealand sees further demand in a region then consideration will be given to the delivery of additional courses.
The Schools Coaching Courses are targeted at coaches and parents who operate in the Schools Cycling environment however this course can still be beneficial to all who want to coach.
To support coach development nationally Cycling New Zealand will also be offering a series of workshops based in the regions. The theme for the initial workshop will be around training young riders and expectations in this area from the National Federation, titled: How to Raise a Performance Rider
Cycling New Zealand would like to invite Clubs, Centres or Regions to make a call on which date suits you. First in first served basis. Once we have secured the date with a region we will organise the logistics.

2017 Workshops: How to Raise a Performance Rider

  • 23rd & 24th Aug
  • 19th & 20th Sept
  • 18th & 19th Oct
  • 7th & 8th Nov
  • 6th & 7th Dec 
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.

Instructor Training 

Cycling instructors are a key enabler for more people to build the foundation skills and confidence to participate in and enjoy cycling.  
Cycling New Zealand works with regional partners to deliver instructor training, empowering regions with the knowledge, resources and best practice for growing participation in cycling across the country.  
For more information about instructor training contact coach.education@cyclingnewzealand.nz


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.

Coaching and Instructor Resources


Learn to Ride Resources


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