Formal Development

Formal coach development in Auckland consists of the following programmes…


  • RNZ Coach Education Levels System
  • Auckland Scholarship Coaches
  • Light Blues & Blues Coaches Sessions


RNZ Coach Education Levels

The RNZ Coach Education Modules are run in Auckland during weekend 1 day or 2 day workshops

Please check the dates tab for the 2015 courses. We attempt to keep these weekends consistent year to year to aid in your own planning. Much that same way as regattas are generally run on the same weekend each year too.

Each year at the time of the ARA Regatta Meeting the time table for the following 12 months will be sent out to clubs and schools

The main window for the running of these courses will be between May – November each year, keeping these courses away from the busiest times of the domestic rowing year.

This programme is a points based system of modules that add up to an overall qualification, much like a degree is made up of core papers and elective papers.


Step 1

Introduction to Rowing Coaching & Safety Boat Module                                    3 sessions per year


Step 2

Developing Coach Level  1              Core Papers                                               2 Sessions per year

Coaching Process

Sports Science 1


Step 3  

Level 1 Elective Papers                   1 session per year                           Rotating  between Skill Acquisition & Managing a Programme


At this point you have enough credits to graduate as a Level 1 Coach

Step 4

Level 2 Core Papers                        2 sessions per year                          Sports Science 2 &                                                                                                                                                                                                Effective Coaching

Step 5

Complete the on-line papers offered via the RNZ Web Shop at any time

These papers are

Managing the environment

Managing finances

Integrating mental skills training

Self Development

At this point you have enough credits to graduate as a Level 2 Coach


Suggested Time Frame

First year                             Introduction to Rowing Coaching & Safety Boat Modules

Second year                       All papers required for Level 1 Coaching

Third Year                            One Core paper for Level 2 and Two On-line papers

Fourth Year                        One Core paper for level 2 and Two On-line papers

Level 3 is an advanced level of coach development and will be conducted on a case-by-case basis for those who complete Level 2 and wish to progress into Level 3.