Sport NZ Coaching for Impact - A new Sport NZ initiative

We are excited to share information with you on a new Sport NZ initiative aimed at coaches working with secondary school-age athletes, called Coaching

for Impact.

Applications for the programme are open until Monday 30 November at 5 pm.

This is an awesome opportunity for any coaches who are actively coaching secondary school-age athletes in a school, club, regional or national sport organisation.

What is Coaching for Impact? Coaching for Impact is a free coaching programme being introduced by Sport NZ in 2021. The main objective of the programme is to grow a collaborative network of coaches who influence positive change in youth sport aligned with the Balance is Better philosophy. Coaching for Impact will broaden the availability and access to high-quality coaching experiences for rangatahi in secondary schools and their local clubs. The format will include: Two (2-day) residential learning camps per year held in April and November

  • Mentoring support via approved programme mentors

  • Coach observation and feedback

  • Support to develop Personal Development Plans (PDP)

All applications need to be endorsed by a school, club, regional or national sport organisation. Find out more and apply at If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact or email Please share this information with your club coaches who might be interested

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