Auckland Bowls Launches Coach Development Academy

07 Aug 2014

Auckland Bowls and the Auckland Bowls Coaches Association are pleased to announce the launch of the new Coach Development Academy beginning October 2014. The Academy is designed to raise the standard of coaching within Auckland and to assist coaches to move further along the development pathway.

Who is the Academy for?

The Academy is for coaches who are looking at coaching representative-level teams and who are committed to improving their coaching ability. Coaches will need to hold the Bowls New Zealand Coach Certificate and be prepared to commit to attending all of the coach development sessions within the Academy.

There will be two groups of coaches working through the Academy - Senior coaches and Developing coaches. Coaches that wish to attend the Academy should have an open mind to learning and hold an athlete-centred coaching philosophy.

How is the Academy structured?

The first year of the Academy runs from October 2014 to September 2015. Around a dozen coaches will be accepted into the Academy and they will each work through an Individual Coach Development Plan. There will be a number of workshops held throughout the year and each coach will work with a mentor.

As part of the Academy all coaches will be expected to work towards completing the Bowls New Zealand Performance Coach Certificate. Coaches will be assisted throughout the Academy to reach the standard required for the Certificate. This will take place in year two and three of the Academy.

What is the commitment?

Coaches who attend the Academy will be expected to be committed to improving their coaching and to attend each component of the programme. This will entail the following:

  • Attending each workshop

  • Working with a mentor

  • Writing and working through an Individual Coach Development Plan

  • Working towards the Bowls New Zealand Performance Coach Certificate

  • Having your coaching evaluated.

The dates for the workshops are as follows:

  • 13 October 2014

  • 24 November 2014

  • 19 January 2015

  • 2 and 16 February 2015

  • 2 March 2015

  • 13 April 2015

  • 16 May 2015

  • 20 and 21 June 2015

  • 5 September 2015

How do I Apply

The Academy is $150 per year and places are limited, a selection process applies. To apply to the Academy you will need to complete an application form and send it with your C.V. Shortlisted coaches will then be interviewed before a final decision is made. The timeline for this is as follows:

11 August 2014  Applications open.

15 September 2014  Applications close.

22 September 2014  Coaches are shortlisted and contacted.

29 September – 3 October 2014  Interviews take place.

7 October 2014  Coaches announced.

For any questions please contact Howard Sandler at Auckland Bowls Phone: 09 623 3555 ext 702

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