Youth Pathway

Youth Level 1 (13-17yrs)

This course is ideal for those who want to work with groups of young players and provides a fantastic insight into how to coach football at this important age. Full of modern coaching sessions that emphasise developing players in a fun environment, it is a great introduction for absolutely anyone with an interest in the game.

Cost: $70.00


Region Date Time Venue Link to Book (all)
 WKT Friday 16th June 6pm Te Rapa Sports Dome (Ashurst Park)  HERE

Bay of Plenty

Region Date Time Venue Link to Book (all)
 WBOP Wednesday 28th June  6pm  Links Ave, Tauranga  HERE


Youth Level 2 (13-17 yrs)

This course builds on knowledge learned in the Youth Level 1 Football Coaching Award, offering the chance for enthusiastic coaches to develop their players and ready them for the adult game. Made up of four bite-sized modules, such as “Developing Technique & Skill” and “Tactical Coaching”, this course will help coaches develop their footballers not only as players, but as people too.

Cost: $70 per module


Date Time Venue Module Link to Book (all)
Sunday 16th July 9am – 1pm Matamata Domain Player Centred Coaching  HERE
Sunday 16th July 2pm – 6pm Matamata Domain Football Fitness
 Friday 28th July 6pm – 10pm Te Rapa Sports Dome (Ashurst Park)  Technical Coaching
Friday, 4th August 6pm – 10pm Te Rapa Sports Dome (Ashurst Park) Tactical Coaching


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