To continue to meet the needs of participants within our sport, Athletics New Zealand is introducing a level of quality assurance into our coaching framework, via the establishment of the “Athletics NZ Accredited Coach”.
This replaces our former Coach Membership and introducing this is another step towards realising our ambition to professionalise coaching.
As the first step in introducing this new framework, we wish to acknowledge the many coaches in our sport and their ability, learnings and experiences first and foremost. The process for accreditation is via recognition of prior learning, prior experience and current competency. By successfully meeting the requirements outlined in this pack, a coach will become an Athletics NZ Accredited Coach.
It is our long term vision that ALL coaches who coach in our sport be accredited coaches with Athletics NZ.