Are you stuck for ideas? Need some help? Below are a variety of resources to assist coaches in a variety of topics:
If there is anything you think that is missing, or you would like to see, then please email the coach development manager.
- Coach kit - Magnetic Boats
- Session Plan Bank
- YNZ Safety Requirements
- Regional Coaching Workshops
- Professional Development
- Situations Vacant
- Coaching - Planning and Tips
- Class Specific Guides
A lot of information is shared and posted in the facebook group. Any articles, videos or vacant positions available will also appear in the tri-monthly coaching update so if you are not a member, be sure to sign up to the coaching update.
Here is a link to the YNZ safety requirements for our level 1 to 3 dinghy program, starting with Start... Sailing! and finishing at Go... Racing!
Most people these days have a smartphone, tablet, or computer handy. Therefore, learning through videos is becoming ever more popular, especially on those days you can't get on the water. Check out the below for ideas, tips and tricks
Not only should you be coaching and sharing knowledge to upskill the sailors you are coaching, but you should also be looking to upskill yourself as a coach as much as you can. This will ensure you can be the best coach you can be. Have a look below at the different courses and pathways available to you.
Here are a few reviews on the different resources that are available to coaches.
As a sailing coach, it is a given that most of your sessions will be made up of different drills. Don't forget TGFU (Teaching Games for Understanding). Drills can be fun! Below is a list of drills to help you in planning your sessions. If you have a good drill, please let Peter know and he can add it to the list.
Teamwork/Clear Air Drill
Golden Skills Posters
Starting in the centre of the line
Boat Handling round a mark
Working a Side
Upwind through the Gate
Attack the Start from Either End
Attack the Start from the Pin End
Downwind Slalom Drill
Any situations vacant will be posted on the Yachting New Zealand Coaches Forum Facebook page. So be sure to join the group, and you won't miss a beat. We also post positions available to https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/about-us/situations-vacant
At what age to teach them
Coaches Lesson Plan
Regatta and Race Coach Planning template.
Help - I'm Nervous Article
How to Video a Sailing Briefing
Mid-Winter Coaching Tips
Psychological skills for 2 and 3 handed classes
Wayne's Coaching Tips
Wheel of Success
Optimist J Sail Tuning Guide
Optimist Tuning Guide
Heavy Wind Techniques for a Laser
How to get the most out of Sparring partnerships
How to Trim Your Spinnaker
How to Trim Your Headsails
Parts of the Boat
Starling Setup and Vital Information