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 Coaching... where to start?

Welcome to the wonderful world of coaching!

Whether a first-time coach or active for many years yet seeking fresh ideas, we offer coach development opportunities for every age and stage.

Year 1-8 & beginner coaches

As a starting-point, there are FREE futureFERNS coach resources & workshops on offer for coaches of Year 1-8 players. These workshops are perfect for parents plucked from the sideline to take up coach duties for the first time or those who may have been out of the game for a wee while seeking a refresher. 

Workshops cover modified game variations and target essential basic skills for the following four age groups:
Year 1&2
Year 3&4
Year 5&6
Year 7&8

Our Junior Netball Satellites (Motu Kairangi Netball, Northern Suburbs Netball, and Wellington West Netball) schedule each of these workshops annually at a time and place convenient for their members.  Workshops run prior to the start of each season - dates vary per age group per satellite. Workshops provide a great practical opportunity to walk and talk through activities within the resources as they feature 10 weeks of session plans. Also the best chance to ask any questions on the spot, ease your mind and increase your confidence.  Easy!

To access more information for this particular level visit the futureFERNS website

Netball New Zealand Coach Pathway and Accreditation

The image above provides an overview of Netball New Zealand's Coaching Framework.

Thanks to Netball New Zealand, there are a wide range of quality coach workshop topics to attend.  Coaches are most welcome to pick up their learning experience at any point by choosing topics of interest as suits their needs. 

For those keen to progress towards gaining nationally recognised accreditation there is also the opportunity to do so with three awards on offer -

Foundation Coach Award (FCA) focuses on fundamental movement and basic netball skills. The activities and games encourage maximum participation and enjoyment.  Six workshop topics at this level:

Anyone may complete the online components at any time for free - you need only sign-up to use Sport Tutor.

Community Coach Award (CCA 1 & 2) is for the development coach working with athletes from 12 – 18 years. It includes a set of modules which provide basic knowledge and skills to develop players at the community level. These modules are delivered and facilitated in a practical environment and are designed to help coaches understand the importance of using a player-centred approach.  CCA Level 1 focuses on technical learning while CCA Level 2 takes a tactical learning focus. 

CCA1 workshop topics (no fixed order):

CCA2 workshop topics (no fixed order):

  • Developing Physical Capacity
  • Game Analysis
  • Mental Skills
  • Tournament Planning & Preparation
  • Through Court Attack & Defence
  • Centre Pass
  • Circle Work
  • 1 coach observation

Coaches wishing to set their sights on coaching at higher domestic or national team level may pursue further development after successfully applying for the following opportunities -

Composite Coaching Qualification (CCQ) is tailored to former elite level players who bring an element of prior practical netball experience with them. Entry to this fast-track qualification requires Zone endorsement - enquiries to performance@netballcentral.co.nz

Performance Coach Qualification (PCQ) is for coaches who have attained their CCA and are working with representative athletes within the development and performance levels. The formal qualification consists of five advanced modules facilitated via an E-Learning portal, in-workshop course tasks, an evidence-based portfolio and observations over a three-year period.

High Performance Coach Development is a facilitated formal and informal programme designed to challenge and support the individual development of elite coaches. Coaches must be engaged with the development of identified elite athletes within the High Performance Pathway.

Click here to view a blurb outlining what learning each module/workshop provides.

Netball New Zealand coach workshops are offered throughout the season and hosted in a range of locations around the Wellington region courtesy of the collective efforts of our five regional netball centres - Netball Wellington Centre, Netball Hutt Valley, Kapi Mana Netball Centre, Netball Kapiti and Netball Wairarapa.  Workshops are usually timed for pre-season (February to May) and off-season (September to December). 
Each workshop is 2 hours duration.
​​​​​​​Cost varies - virtual FREE, in-person TBC per session

Check out the video below to hear the added perks of attending practical workshops run locally in your Centre...

In addition to the formalised workshops outlined above, there are also informal learning opportunities offered from time to time.  These can include guest presenters sharing their knowledge, practical workshops, training observations, hands-on learning through shadowing others... the list goes on!  Informal workshops are open to all and are considered a highly valuable way to expand knowledge and further bolster your personal coaching toolkit. 

Resource links

From March 2021 the Netball New Zealand Learning & Development portal has been updated to a revitalised and exciting experience for learners called Sport Tutor.  Netball NZ’s Sport Tutor Online Learning is designed for all who are involved in Netball including coaches, umpires, volunteers, and players and is a great access point for free online workshops and resources.  Click the image above to view the Sport Tutor - Netball NZ Online Learning user guide.

Above is your one-stop free resource designed to help coaches start their season off in the most organised way.  Click the image below to view/download a copy of Netball NZ's Coach Diary which includes a training plan template, tips on goal setting, record of attendance, statistics and more...

Keep in touch

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If keen to stay informed, we encourage you to get yourself added to our coach development mailing list to be advised of upcoming workshop dates and learning opportunities.  Please also like our Netball Wellington Centre Facebook page or request to be added to our Netball Wellington Centre Coaches Corner group via Facebook. 

If you know which age group or grade you would like to coach, please get in touch so we can try and help connect you with a team.  We can help promote via our website and Facebook. 

Contact ndo@netballwellington.co.nz