Senior Pathway

Senior Level 1

Course Overview

This first step for coaches of adult players provides information on how to organise enjoyable coaching sessions working on specific areas of team development.

Looking at areas such as “Warm Ups”, “What to do on Game Day” and “Benefits of Small Sided Games”, it is an informative starting point for coaches looking for guidance  on the best way to coach adults.

This course will help Coaches working with players aged 16+ years, involved in all 11v11 Football formats.

Course Content incudes

  • Structure of a coaching session.
  • Meeting adult footballers’ needs.
  • Warm Ups & Cool Downs.
  • Coaching Styles.
  • Designing coaching sessions for technical outcome.

Course Details
Cambridge Football Club
Saturday 28th October, 9am – 5pm
Cost: $90
Registration link: CLICK HERE
Registration Deadline: Wednesday 18th October


Senior Level 2/Youth Level 3

Course Overview

This course is aimed at developing coaches that are working with talented players aged 13-19 years or senior players. This course has been developed from researching best practice methods from all over the world and is based on the ‘The Professional Coaching Model’, an approach that is structured to promote high level learning and allow coaches to design season long programmes to help their players solve football problems.

Please be aware that from 2018 onward this course will be the pre-requisite qualification to coach a team in our Federation Youth League and to staff our Federation Youth Representative teams (National Age-Group Tournament).

Course Content incudes

  • Match analysis.
  • The objectives and structure of Football.
  • The NZF Philosophy and Vision.
  • The NZF Team Model.
  • Developing a coaching process.
  • Plan, prepare, conduct and evaluate a game training session

In addition the Youth 3 component also covers:

  • Managing youth players.
  • Age appropriate, holistic development of youth footballers.

Course Details
Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
18 January – 23 January, 2018 (6 Days)
Cost: $1190+GST
Registration Link: CLICK HERE
Registration Deadline: 15 December, 2017