Coaching Development

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 encourage more people to get into cycling, and perform at the level they aspire to.

The opportunities highlighted below are provided through Cycling New Zealand, however others can be self-initiated with your club, centre, region, or through other sports, coaches or industries. By experiencing all of these learning environments you will discover what you want and need to work on to develop your coaching.

A full 2022 annual plan will be out by the end of the year.

Last update: 8/11/21

The following coach development opportunities are coming up. Check in regularly to see more opportunities added to the list. If you are interested in either of the opportunities below, email your interest to Lynley Allison



Who for


Registration links

2022  Accreditation courses: a new system will be piloted in 2022 All All  
May 2022 High performance sport NZ core knowledge workshops: coaching with impact, professional practice, body in motion, energy systems Coaches coaching riders in development or HP All  


Framework for developing as a coach:

 Learning environments  What is available
 Formal courses
  1. Cycling New Zealand coaching courses
  2. Cycling New Zealand online learning - schedule
  3. Cycling New Zealand workshops such as the National Track series
  4. Regional sports trust coach development workshops
  5. Online courses
  6. University short courses and degrees
  7. High performance sport New Zealand
  8. Sport New Zealand
 Competition learning - learning from others at events, and coaching at events that are challenging for you (beyond your current comfort level)

Examples include:

  1. A club coach coaching at national championships
  2. A regional coach coaching at an international event such as Oceania champs
  3. A development performance coach coaching at an international event such as a World Cup
Experiential learning - on the job coaching and learning from coaching

 Examples include:

  1. Volunteering for schools, clubs, teams, centres or facilities. Or coaching individuals.
  2. Applying for a Cycling New Zealand HUB internship
  3. Learning 'on-the-job'
Observational learning - watching others

Examples include:

  1. Observing other coaches coach cycling or another sport
  2. Watching your local club event and reflecting, what are the demands of the event? What are the athletes doing? What do I need to do, to help prepare athletes for the demands of the event? Is what I am currently doing to reflect the event demands?

 Examples include:

  1. Organise a coffee with a cycling coach you admire, or a video call and chat to them
  2. Getting another coach to observe you coaching (they can be a cycling coach, or another sport coach) and give you feedback
  3. Organise to talk to a Cycling New Zealand coach development mentor
Cross-sport/industry learning

Examples include:

  1. Online, workshops or in person learning with teachers, leaders and other industries
  2. Spending time with other sports coaches and other sports organisations