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Netball Wellington Centre

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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.

As a starting-point, there are a number of free futureFERNS coach workshops on offer if coaching players in Year 1-8.  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 and seek 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 at a time and place convenient for their members.  Workshops are traditionally held prior to the start of the season - season dates vary per age group per satellite.  Upon completion, attendees receive access to a comprehensive resource that includes 10 weeks of session plans and activities introduced during the workshop.  Easy-as!

Thanks to Netball New Zealand, there are already a wide range of quality coach workshops 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.

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.

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 -

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.

Check out the image below for an easy overview of Netball New Zealand's Coaching Framework...
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 2-2.5 hours duration.
​​​​​​​Cost: $20 per workshop if 18 years or older.  $12.50 if under 18 years of age.

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. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. 

Please email ndo@netballwellington.co.nz.

Netball New Zealand Coach Pathway

Resource links

From March 2021 the Netball New Zealand Learning & Development portal has been updated to a new 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 below to view the Sport Tutor - Netball NZ Online Learning user guide.

Below 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...