CRNZ Coach Development Opportunities- November

We have a range of coach development workshops and courses coming up in November to help support and enhance potential, new and existing coaches. Check out what opportunities CRNZ have coming up in November:


Tuesday 1st November , 7.30-8.30pm- RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) presented and brought to you by Cycling NZ- Katie Schofield & Georgia Williams (athlete)


Saturday 5th November, 10.30am  – Technique Development (ONLINE) – Craig Mustard, CRNZ Coach

These technical workshops are aimed at coaches who want to further develop their technical understanding of kayak paddling. The workshops will cover the physics and biomechanical principles that make up kayak paddling technique. The workshops are interactive and offers opportunities to network, reflect and give/receive feedback.

This is an open workshop and we would encourage any coaches working with athletes from canoe sprint, marathon, ocean ski, surf lifesaving and multisport to attend.


Tuesday 8th November, 7.30-8.30pm- Casual Coach Connection
The aim of these connections is to be led by coaches, where coaches can discuss and learn from each other around a topic of their choosing. Coaches may present an idea, a topic, podcast book and seek feedback/input, ask for advice on a topic they are less familiar with, share an innovative idea/approach they have found successful, or present on a change made based on learnings from an earlier workshop.
These opportunities are for coaches who are working with any level of athlete and who want to connect, learn and share their knowledge with other coaches.


Tuesday 15th November, 7.30-8.30pm- Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health of Athletes- Dom Vettise, Clinical and sport psychologist

In this workshop Dom will provide basic mental health literacy for coaches about mental illness, and specifically in relation to that of the athlete population. Additionally, Dom will suggest options and techniques of how to support athletes during challenging times,  as a coach/support staff, but also how, where and when you can refer externally.


26/27 November– Try Learn Explore Coach Workshop, Whakatane

The Try Learn Explore Coach Workshop is aimed at developing the skills, confidence and experience required by coaches to provide beginner level paddlers with safe and positive paddling experiences.

The 2-day practical course includes both classroom and on-water sessions, and should provide participants with information and skills around how to effectively coach Try, Learn and Explore sessions, how to create a safe environment and teach basic paddling fundamentals, and learn simple rescue techniques and practices.

This workshop is a prerequisite to achieving the Try Learn Explore Coach Award, which qualifies a coach to lead delivery the TLE programs.


For more information on CRNZ Coach Development and to attend or register your interest in any of these workshops, see the coaching section of CRNZ website