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For Coaches

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) supports Para athletes to receive quality coaching that will enable them to achieve their Para sport goals. We are continually working towards having world class coaches and firmly believe in the following key principles across all Para sports:

  • Quality coaching is fundamental to Paralympic and Para sport success.
  • Coaches are effective planners; they lead support systems that drive performance.
  • A proactive sports science and medical programme supports athletes and coaches.
  • Coaches embrace Research and Development that will contribute to medal winning performances.
NZ Para cycling coach talking to Paralympian Anna Taylor

High Performance Coaching Strategy

More information on the PNZ and High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) Coach Development approaches is provided in the following documents:

PNZ commits to having robust and transparent selection and investment criteria. PNZ therefore has implemented overarching selection and investment criteria which are easily understood by coaches and Para athletes. All these sport specific criteria are evidence based and are key to PNZ’s ultimate goal of having more Para athletes succeed on the world stage.

Coach Development

PNZ is constantly searching for new Community, High Performance Development and High Performance Para sport coaches. To get started or become more involved in Para sport coaching, register your details with us now.

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