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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
 
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 Symposium

Cycling New Zealand are offering a professional development opportunity for all accredited coaches from all cycle codes in the form of a Coaching Symposium. This is an extension from previous opportunities Cycling New Zealand has offered and will suit coaches from any level of experience. 
 
The symposium will run on Friday 17th November from 2pm-6pm, Saturday 18th November from 9am-5pm and Sunday 19th November from 9am-3pm.
 
The theme for the symposiumn will be the development of the athlete/rider as a whole and will be interweaved with subjects such as skill acquisition, nutrition at different stages, age appropriate training, psychological charactieristics, developing motivation, and learning and coaching models. 
 
There will also be panel discussions with Cycling New Zealand High Performance Coaches and athletes as well as inputs from HPSNZ staff.
 
For more information click here and to register your interest contact chris.foggin@cyclingnewzealand.nz
 

Coaching and Instructor Resources

 

Learn to Ride Resources

 

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