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2018 Coaching courses

Below are the coaching courses and attached calendar which RNZ will run in 2018. The dates and locations will be updated as details are finalised. Please view the RNZ Calendar for upcoming courses in your region.


Introduction to Coaching Rowing Module 2018:

The Introduction to Coaching Rowing Module is a six hour workshop in total to assist those who are new to coaching rowing with the basics to getting started as a coach.

Topics covered in the Introduction Module are:

  • What is coaching
  • Knowing your athletes
  • Safety
  • Planning and Reflection
  • Technique
  • Rigging basics

This module covers each topic area at an appropriate level for new coaches. .

Follow up:

Coaches will also be invited to attend a follow up session at a time determined by the facilitator and coaches at the completion of the workshop. This follow up will take approximately 1 hour and is a chance to re-group, ask questions, discuss issues and go deeper into some topic areas covered off earlier.

Time commitment:

  • Introduction workshop 5 hours
  • Introduction follow up 1 hour
  • Approximately 6 hours total

Cost: $25

New Coach Award: As a new coach, once you have completed Rowing 101, Boat Safety, and the Introduction Module you will achieve the New Coach Award and be eligible to access the extension opportunities and go on to the Development Coach Award.


Development Module 2018:

The Development Module is a full day workshop looking specifically at components around providing for a development rower. Some facilitators may split this module into two days to allow time for all topics to be covered and flow of group discussions.

The module will cover three main topic areas:

  • The coaching process looking at athlete centered coaching skills
  • Sport science focusing on strength and conditioning needs, training programs and periodisation
  • Technique and how athletes acquire skill.

Follow up:

Coaches will also be invited to attend a follow up session at a time determined by the facilitator and coaches at the completion of the workshop. This follow up will take approximately 1 hour and is a chance to re-group, ask questions, discuss issues and go deeper into some topic areas covered off earlier.

Once the module has been completed the coach will have access to the extension modules.

  • Development workshop 7 hours
  • Development follow up 1 hour

Approximate total time: 8 hours

Cost: $75

Development Coach Award: When a coach completes the Boat Safety Course and the Development Module they achieve the Development Coach Award.

NB: A coach does not need to complete the Introduction Module in order to attend the Development Module, however it is recommended that coaches complete courses appropriate to their level of experience and complete Intro first unless you have prior learning or have coached for more than two years.


Speaker Series 2018:

RNZ is proud to announce Dr Sarah-Kate Millar will be completing a speaker series in 2018. Sarah-Kate (also known as Skate), has s great amount of knowledge in coaching rowing and athlete skill acquisition. Skate has been completing some research in Auckland regarding power application and forces on the rowers back between static erg, sliding erg and on water.

Skate will be presenting in several regions around NZ over 2018. More details to follow.