Coach Education

Knowledge is power

To help coaches get the best out of themselves and their players, New Zealand Football’s Coach Education framework offers a range of high-quality flexible options ranging from junior and youth football right through to courses for coaches working in the senior competitive arena.

The New Zealand Football and Central Football approach is founded on the following principles:

  • Appropriate for New Zealand’s unique culture and football environment
  • Player Centred – based on the needs of the players
  • Designed to meet the age-related development needs of the players 
  • Applicable and practical – ‘on-the job learning’ experiences 
  • Life-long learning – promoting continued personal development

The new approach will provide a myriad of learning opportunities that allow coaches to identify and access personal development that corresponds with the players they are coaching and their specific developmental needs.

The New Zealand Football Coach Education Pathway has courses available at all levels of the game including Junior, Youth and Senior. Each course provides coaches with age appropriate learning to enhance their players’ experience and development in the game. Find out more about each course and what it offers by clicking here.

To register or for more information please click on your region link below:

NZF Senior Level 2 / Youth Level 3 Coaching Award

Central Football Federation, Napier, Hawke’s Bay
15 October – 20 October 2017 (6 Days)
Cost: $1190+GST
Registration Link: CLICK HERE


Junior Level 1 Coaching Course

Date: Wednesday 16th of August

Venue: Manawatu Community Athletics Track, Massey University.

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm 

Tutors: Barry Scullion and Donald Piper

Register Here


Hawke’s Bay: Please find 2017 coaching courses for HB Coaching Brochure Central HB 2017.

Taranaki – Please find 2017 coaching courses for Taranaki Coaching Brochure Central