SPORT & RECREATION

Behind every sports team is an army of workers – usually volunteers – who take on the role of referee, administrator and coach.

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Smart Coach - Sport Coach Courses

Behind every sports team is an army of workers – usually volunteers – who take on the role of referee, administrator and coach.

SMART Coach is for first-time coaches seeking to support a school level sports team. The programme can lead towards a national qualification and is tailored to the needs of participants.  The programme can also be delivered with unit standards within its content.

This essential programme teaches a first-time coach how to:

  • manage groups of young people
  • communicate and impart skills
  • structure and deliver a coaching session
  • cope with sideline behaviour of parents and children
  • get and stay organised
  • implement effective planning processes.

Key concepts

  • confidence in coaching
  • management of athletes
  • warm up and training styles
  • team cohesion
  • nutrition and hydration
  • other coaching topics, techniques and tips
  • specific to coaching young people

Contact us today to find out more about this programme!

Katie Horne - Sport Programmes Manager

Ph: 027-232-9025  Email: katie@wilss.ac.nz

I found the Smart Coach course to be very informative and helpful, partly because it reiterated to me that I am generally on the right track when coaching my teams. Knowing that my coaching style was..."
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