The Performance Coach Advance programme is a two-year programme in which coaches are exposed to a number of learning opportunities aimed at raising their self-awareness of how they ‘show-up’ as a coach. The first year of the programme focuses on the inner self where we explore their behaviours and drivers in their coaching environment. This is done through a series of workshops and ‘one-on-one’ assessments. The second year of the programme builds on this new awareness of ‘self’ and focuses on the coaches field of practice where they challenge their levels of comfort by using self-reflective skills and feedback in bringing about change to themselves and their athletes.
The programme uses a blended learning approach that includes:
Workshops (light the fire)
Forums (Share knowledge)
Observations (in field of practice)
Reflections (tied to workshops and field of practice)
Assessments (one on one consults)
Action learning (apply new knowledge to coaching environment ‘have a go’)
The programme allows for up to 2 aquatic coaches to be selected into the programme on a yearly basis. The identification of the coaches is conditional on the outcome of a selection interview, carried out by the programme lead (Sport Wellington), focusing on the coach’s openness to learning and awareness of self.
Applications for 2019 are now open. Applications close 5pm Thursday 28 March 2019.
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