Coach in Training

Active Attitude’s “Coach in Training” programme has been designed to provide teenagers with the opportunity to learn how to lead and coach.  It has been designed to provide opportunities for self development to enhance a young person’s ability to role model and deliver physical activity to children.  It is a 2 year programme where young coaches shadow adult coaches and assist them with running classes and sports events for our Active Attitude participants.  Programme participants receive regular mentoring from the coaches they shadow and our Active Attitude director.

The first year of the programme kicks off with an Active Attitude induction day, where they get to learn about the “behind the scenes” of how a club works and learn basic admin skills to assist with successfully looking after and monitoring the progress of children participating in our programmes.  This induction is followed by Active Attitude’s annual “Young Leaders Day” where our coaches in training, captains and any of our coaches under 18, spend a day involved with various activities to enhance their communication and interpersonal skills.  There are various learning modules throughout the year that Active Attitude puts on to assist our young coaches with developing coaching and customer service skills.  Our “Coaches in Training” also get access to Active Attitude’s online learning portal which assists with their learning of how to teach skills, while also monitoring their progress through the different assessments and experiences they have with us here at Active Attitude.

Applications for our 2021 intake of the Active Attitude Coach in Training programme are now open!  We are on the search to find young role models to inspire and lead the amazing children and young people we coach.  Could this be you?  Are you:

  • 13-16 years of age by February 2021?
  • Interested in a career in coaching or working with people?
  • Willing to volunteer your time as a coach and role model to young people? *This is a 2 year commitment.
  • Keen to be part of the Active Attitude coaching team?
  • Interested in getting qualifications and experience to add to your CV?
  • Motivated to be part of a team who is dedicated to creating positive attitudes towards physical activity?

The process for applying to become an Active Attitude Coach in Training:

(1) E-mail and ask for an application form.

(2) Return your handwritten application form to or post to: Active Attitude, Attn: A. McCaw, 9 Commerce Street, Whangarei.  Applications close 5pm Thursday 10th December 2020.  The application form consists of a few questions about yourself and what you think makes a good role model and coach.  We also ask you to provide contact details for a character reference and also a support letter from your parent(s).  There are also 3x essays and/or video submissions to include with your application on various topics.  Active Attitude will send you e-mail confirmation when we receive your application form.

(3) Our selection panel reviews the applications.  If your application is successful and has been short-listed for an interview, you will be advised via e-mail.  We will then organise an interview with the applicant and their parent(s).  There are 2 people external to Active Attitude that conduct the interview session.

(4) The interviewers will then select up to 3 young people to come on board as our new intake of “Coaches in Training.”  These young people and their parents will be given our expectations document to sign and return before an official announcement of our “Coaches in Training” are named.

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