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Coach Education Modules

Introduction Module (Delivered regionally):

The Introduction to Coaching Rowing workshop is a six hour course 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 course covers each topic area at an appropriate level for new coaches. However, the extension opportunities are there to assist these coaches in developing their knowledge deeper in relation to working with young rowers.

Follow up:

Coaches on this course will also be invited to attend a follow up course at a time determined by the facilitator and coaches at the time of the course. 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 (online via RNZ Live), Boat Safety, and Introduction to Coaching Rowing you will achieve the New Coach Award and be eligible to access the extension opportunities.


Development Module (Delivered regionally):

The Development Coach Module is a full day workshop looking specifically at components around providing for a development rower.

Coaches working with development athletes are expected to have completed the Boat Safety Certificate. The New Coach Award is not a pre-requisite for this module but it is beneficial if coaches have a form of prior learning and coaching experience.

The course will cover three main topic areas:

1.The coaching process looking at athlete centered coaching skill

2.Sport science focusing on strength and conditioning needs, training programmes and periodisation

3.Technique and how athletes acquire skill.

Follow up:

Coaches on this course will also be invited to attend a follow up course at a time determined by the facilitator and coaches at the time of the course. 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 workshop has been completed the coach will have access to the extension modules.

  • Development workshop 7 hours
  • Follow up workshop 1 hour

Approximate total time: 8 hours

Cost: $75

Option: If you wish to pursue Performance level coaching, upon completing this workshop you will need to show evidence of:

  • A peer reviewed action plan following the course
  • A coaching diary showing session planning and reflection notes
  • Observation and learning's from another coach

Follow up work will take approximately 8 hours.

Development Coach Award: When a coach completes the Boat Safety Course and the Development coach module they will be awarded with a Development Coach Award.


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