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Academy Southland Coach Programme Nominations Open

Mar 28, 2020
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Academy Southland’s Performance Coach Programme provides a quality environment for up-skilling coaches.

The first year of the programme focuses on the ‘how’ of coaching, especially around coach wellbeing and how they operate best as a coach and a person.

The second year asks questions like ‘why do I coach?’ and ‘what is my coaching philosophy?’ and sees the coaches create a personal development plan.

Those involved in the programme recently include Southern Steel’s championship-winning coach Reinga Bloxham, Sharks basketball assistant coach Mark Bell and Highlanders assistant coach Clarke
Dermody.

Academy Southland programme manager Jason McKenzie said coaches thinking of applying should be at the top of their game locally and have a desire to coach at a national level.
“During the interview process we will ask candidates about their ambitions for stepping up to the next level and their readiness and openness for growth.”

New Zealand paracycling coach Laura Thompson said being part of a network of coaches intent on improving their practise had been hugely beneficial to her own development.
“I really enjoyed the coaching programme.

The course content was great, and connecting regularly to share experiences, bounce ideas and support each other was invaluable through my development as a
coach.”

Swimming coach Mariano Garcia Nani said the programme was a great life experience.
“I created my coaching philosophy, I have self-awareness of my role and I have developed a structure that is creating a national-level squad,” he said.
“I was grateful to be part of the programme and I keep in touch with other coaches from different sports.”

Rugby coach Richard Jones said he couldn’t speak highly enough of the programme.
“It helped develop increased self-awareness, along with a strong focus on time and energy management.
It was hugely beneficial for me as a coach, but also professional and personally.
The programme contained outstanding speakers and learning opportunities.”

Applications for the next two year intake of Academy Southland’s Performance Coach Programme are now open and should be made from the respective Regional Sport Organisation.

Applications close on April 8.

For further information click this link or contact:
Academy Southland manager Jason McKenzie 027 283 2113

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