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Performance Coach Advance 2016/17 underway in the Bay

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Performance Coach Advance 2016/17 underway in the Bay

Sport Bay of Plenty, in conjunction with Sport New Zealand and the National Sporting Organisations, launched the 2016/17 Bay of Plenty Performance Coach Advance programme at Paengaroa last night.

The aim of the programme is to advance the knowledge, thinking, practice and performance of Bay of Plenty coaches.  One of the main pillars of this programme will be the cross- code sharing, allowing coaches to interact with each other and draw off their experiences and coaching knowledge. Coaches will receive individualised professional development and coaching observations, as well the opportunity to engage experts from various performance environments on a variety of topics. 

The vision is to see the coaches making a significant change in coaching practices that ensures their athletes are effectively prepared for entry into the High Performance Arena.

Sport Bay of Plenty is one of 6 Regional Sports Trusts out of 17 to be have been given the opportunity to develop a local approach to the programme along with Auckland, Wellington, Otago, Waikato and Christchurch. 

Each coach is nominated by the coaching directors of the respective National Sporting Organisations to Sport New Zealand followed by an interview and selection process.  

Sport Bay of Plenty will have 13 coaches on the 2016/17 programme who are as follows:

James Ballinger (TGA) Basketball

Kelsey Carter (ROT) Gymsports

Nyree Hannah (TGA) Hockey

Franki Traini (TGA) Hockey

Kylie Lindsey (TGA) Squash

Julieta Diaz (TGA) Synchronised Swimming

Kate Honour (ROT) Equestrian

Marty Bourke (TGA) Rugby

Victoria Grant (ROT) Rugby 

Barry Gardiner (TGA) Football

Maylene Meroiti (ROT) Netball

Jared Gravett (WHK) Squash

Ash Rawson (TGA) BMX Racing

Dave Clarke, Sport Bay of Plenty Coach and Talent Development Team Leader, said “I’m excited to be working with such a great group of performance coaches from the Bay who have a thirst to continuously develop in order to improve their performance and the performance of their athletes.”

Sport Bay of Plenty, Sport New Zealand and BayTrust CoachForce have all engaged with the programme to provide excellent development opportunities for the coaches.

Entry to the programme takes place in May each year and is expressly through the National Sporting Organisation Coaching Directors and then endorsed by Sport New Zealand. 

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