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Coaching Courses

Football in New Zealand relies on the development of better coaches. Each layer of the game, from grassroots to elite, must be populated with excellent coaches of the game who have the appropriate qualities to positively affect the players that they work with.

Players who are learning the game require support and guidance at each step of the player pathway, with coaches needing to create sessions that are relevant and realistic to the age and stage of their players. Responding to these demands, New Zealand Football's Coaching Pathway continues to expand, now providing clearly defined routes for coaches to become experts in their chosen field:

  • The NZF Senior Pathway provides a route map for coaches who wish to coach adults in the senior game, with the Senior Level 3 currently being the pinnacle of this journey.

  • The NZF Youth Pathway provides bespoke courses for coaches working at this key stage, as well as preparing players for the Adult Game.

  • The NZF Junior Pathway provides a pathway for coaches to learn how to encourage junior players to fall in love with the game, as well as maximise development at this important age.

Whatever your level of experience or knowledge, the New Zealand Coach Education Pathway will have something to meet your needs.

For more information on individual coaching courses follow the links below:

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