From nippers to world
champions, surf athletes need great coaches. Coaching is a
rewarding way to contribute to your community, stay involved and
give back to your surf club and to meet others who share a common
passion for our sport.
As a coach you help make surf sport happen locally and succeed
on the world stage. The Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ)
coaching courses have been designed by the experts from SLSNZ and
Sport New Zealand. Whether you're new to coaching or have many
years experience, our courses will develop your skills and set you
up to be a great coach at whatever level you choose.
Please read on to find out all you need to know about our coach
courses and thanks for your interest in being a surf coach - we
look forward to seeing you at our courses and out on the beach!
SLSNZ Coach Pathway
SLSNZ currently offers three coaching courses throughout the
country. Courses are delivered by trained facilitators who are
also experienced coaches. Courses are designed to meet the need of
coaches at each level. Below you can find information on
Introduction to Surf Coaching, Developing Surf Coach and
Competitive Surf Coach courses.
View the Coach Development Guide which includes all
three course information in a printable form (pdf, 154kb)
Check the SLSNZ Calendar for Coaching
To view the 2015-2016 Course costs please click here
How to book on to a Course
Information on how to book a course and the required
prerequisites can be found here
Start Coaching Now
To start coaching all you need to do is contact your Club Development Officer or
Regional Programmes and Services Manager and they'll take care
of the rest.