Carded Coach Programme

The Carded Coach Programme provides individual support to the country's top coaches.

Programme Overview

The Carded Coach Programme assists coaches to:

  • develop their coaching capability and leadership
  • access High Performance Sport New Zealand resources – people, technology, equipment
  • access personal support to deal with the pressures that accompany high performance coaching.

It also helps national sport organisations (NSOs) develop their coaches.

Carded Coach Categories

  • Performance + (P+) coaches: needs-based priority access to High Performance Sport NZ resources with individualised support from the High Performance Coaching Team.
  • Performance (P) coaches: needs-based access to High Performance Sport NZ resources contingent on availability, with limited individualised support from the High Performance Coaching Team.

Who is eligible?

  • High Performance Coaches identified by their NSO 
  • Carded Coaches must be identified within the NSO High Performance Coach pathways and coaching carded athletes.

P+ and P coach carding category will be agreed in consultation with the High Performance Director according to programme priorities and the NSO HP Coach pathways.

Coach responsibilities

Responsibilities of the coach include: 

  • developing, implementing and monitoring a Performance and Development Plan
  • seeking regular feedback on their performance
  • prioritising learning
  • having a plan for their athletes.

National Sport Organisation responsibilities

Responsibilities of the NSO include: 

  • investing time in assisting coaches to develop their performance and development plans
  • providing position descriptions and performance targets for coaches
  • supporting coaches to set aside time for learning and developing
  • investing in professional development for coaches
  • reviewing the performances of coaches.