This from YNZ’s Coaching Development Manager Rob Hielkema
In a new development we have changed our approach to coaching courses in the smaller regions. In the past it has been really hard to run courses due to the smaller numbers and high cost of the course. As a result we are going to run the race coach course in the smaller regions with a minimum of 3 participants (used to be 8 minimum) at a cost of $175 (used to be $225).
The 3 large regions (Auckland wellington and Christchurch) will still need 8 participants to run a course but the price is now $175 each. We hope that these changes will remove the barriers to up skilling from the club instructor level up to the race coach qualification.
There are already three course dates set during winter:
Race Coach Course in Auckland 22 and 23 September, Saturday and Sunday 9-5pm
Race Coach Course in Hamilton 5-6 August Friday night and Saturday day.
Race Coach New Plymouth 26-27 October Friday night and Saturday day.
We have also had interest in race coach courses for Northland, Wellington and Christchurch to be held sometime in September. Once we have a few more applications in these areas we will set a date.