Identify your coaching level
Whether you are coaching Under 9 year olds for the first time or taking a representative provincial team for the second time, you will need guidelines.
Utilise the ‘Coaching pathway’ and ‘What I want and where am I as a coach’ charts. These charts will assist in guiding you in participation and coaching parameters and expectations. Click HERE
Identify what coaching support you need and utilise the various sections to help you
Once you know your coaching level (step 2) you will have a better understanding of what information is better suited to your participants. Make a list of what you need. The various sections on this site will be able to support you in some form.
Base level online courses to practical coaching courses
All coaches need a base to start from, it is highly recommended (and compulsory at some coaching levels) to complete the base level coaching online.
*PLEASE NOTE: The below courses cannot be completed from a smartphone
‘STARTING TO COACH COURSE’ - FREE - With support from Sport NZ, Touch New Zealand has worked with the Inspire Group to create an online coaching course to take participants through the fundamentals of coaching in a fun and interactive environment. The course is free and accessible at any time and takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. * Please note: Utilise website to complete if your smartphone does not have flash player
‘SAFETY NET COACHING COURSE’ - FREE - With support from Sport NZ, Touch New Zealand has worked with the Inspire Group to create an online coaching course to take participants through a code of ethics for coaches and basic safety concepts for coaching. The course is free and accessible at any time and takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.Enter your details below to register for the course; you will then be automatically redirected to the course content. * Please note: Utilise website to complete if your smartphone does not have flash player
‘TOUCH MODULE REFEREE COURSE’ - $10 – This course is designed for anyone who is wishing to learn more about the game of Touch. Understanding the base rules and base referee knowledge is a great way to give you an edge. Content includes: Simplified Playing Rules for Touch; Basic Playing Rule Application; Basic Referee Equipment; Basic Referee; Skills and Procedures; Basic Referee Signals; Online multi-choice questions to test your knowledge of this course
Touch NZ are in the process of developing more online courses, watch this space. Go to ‘COURSES’ section for upcoming practical course options, venues, and dates
Ability to discuss coaching topics
Throughout the year, coaches will have the opportunity to attend courses and discussion groups to extend their knowledge. The BLOG, NEWS AND UPDATES section is also another area comment and receive feedback.
Keep in Touch
Keep checking the app/website/newsletters for up to date info that will assist you to better yourself as a coach