Junior Pathway

Introduction to Coaching Course

This is a free course for new coaches and provides information on how to organise a safe and fun football session for players.  It also provides over 30 easy to follow coaching sessions that players will not only enjoy, but learn from too. It is a great starting point for coaches looking for friendly advice on how and what to coach your junior players.

Cost: Free


Region Date Time Venue Link to Book (all)
 Waik Friday 11th August 6pm to 7.30pm Te Aroha Junior Football Club HERE


Bay of Plenty

Region Date Time Venue Link to Book (all)
All scheduled courses completed


Junior Level 1 (8-12yrs)

The Junior Level 1 Course enables coaches to specialise in the relevant age range they are coaching within. The Junior Level 1 Course combines theory and practical. You will be given written resources on the course but please ensure you are dressed appropriately to participate in the practical activities and bring moulded sole boots.

Cost: $70.00


Region Date Time Venue Link to Book (all)
 TV Sunday 25th June 3-7pm Mercury Bay Area School HERE


Bay of Plenty

Region Date Time Venue Link to Book (all)
 WBOP  Thursday 6th July 6pm Fergusson Park, Otumoetai  HERE


Junior Level 2 (8-12yrs)

This Coaching Award is made up of four bite sized modules helping coaches to develop knowledge and skills in specific subject areas. These modules are perfect for beginner and developing coaches who want to increase their effectiveness in key areas of coaching pertaining to junior players. Module Topics are Player Centred Coaching, Developing Technique & Skills, Football Fitness and Tactical Coaching.

Cost: $70 per module


Date Time Venue Module Link to Book (all)
Friday 2nd June 6pm Claudelands Rovers Tactical  HERE
Friday 26th May 6pm Cambridge FC Player Centred Coaching
Friday 9th June 6pm Cambridge FC Technique & Skill
Friday 23rd June 6pm Cambridge FC Tactical


Bay of Plenty

Date Time Venue Module Link to Book (all)
Friday 23rd June 5pm Sport BOP, Whakatane Tactical  HERE
Friday 7th July 5pm Sport BOP, Whakatane Player Centred Coaching
Friday 4th August 5pm Sport BOP, Whakatane Technique & Skill


NZF Junior Level 3 Coaching Award

Course Overview

This course is aimed at coaches looking to provide a comprehensive programme for Junior Footballers (grassroots / talented players aged 7-12 years), allowing them to flourish both as young players and as young people. Focusing on skill acquisition, it will provide coaches with the knowledge, tools and ability to create a development programme that ensures that all players are involved in appropriate activities and the appropriate times.

Looking ahead, having Junior Level 3 qualified coaches involved in your club will put your club in a strong position to be involved in NZF Junior Talent Development programmes in the future. This coaching qualification is also the prerequisite to coach a team in our WaiBOP U12 Junior Federation League.

Course Content

  • Skill acquisition.
  • Analysis of players in the game.
  • The coaching process.
  • Planning a development programme.

Course Details
Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
9 February – 13 February, 2018 (5 Days)
Cost: $525+GST
Registration Link: CLICK HERE
Registration Deadline: 12 January, 2018



Upcoming Futsal Coach & Referee Courses leading into the term 4 Futsal season. For more information contact futsal@waibop.co.nz

Intro to Futsal

The Introduction to Futsal Course presents new or existing coaches with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the game and how it can help develop future players. The course is designed to provide all attending with an introduction to the NZF Whole of Football Plan and how Futsal is a key part of it as a game in its own right as well as a development tool for those playing in the game of Football.

Upcoming Courses
Intro to Futsal Tauranga ACG 10th September 10 -12pm FREE CLICK HERE
Intro to Futsal Rotorua Rotorua Boys High 25th September 6 – 8pm FREE CLICK HERE
Intro to Futsal Hamilton Rototuna High School 1st October 10 – 12pm FREE CLICK HERE
Intro to Futsal Matamata Headon Stadium 27th September 6.30 – 8.30pm FREE CLICK HERE
Futsal Level 1

The Futsal Level 1 Coaching Award presents coaches working with within Futsal with an informative guide to leading coaching sessions and taking a team on game days. The course is designed to provide Futsal coaches with the ability to design appropriate sessions as well as have an understanding of basic tactics and formations. The course aims to enable coaches to prepare and deliver a programme of coaching sessions with focus on developing particular techniques that are specific to Futsal.

It is also a prerequisite for the NZF Futsal Level 2 Coaching Award. The information covered on this course, alongside Futsal Level 1 Course content on Football Online, will provide a sound footing for coaches currently working with Futsal teams to build their coach education on.

Upcoming Courses
Level 1 Hamilton Rototuna High School 1st October 12 – 4pm $70 per person CLICK HERE
Level 1 Tauranga Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre 30th September 10am – 2pm $70 per person CLICK HERE
Level 1 Matamata Headon Stadium 14th October 10 -2pm $70 per person CLICK HERE