Sport Whanganuis Coaching Symposium workshop will provide knowledge and resources for Coaches within our region

Sport Whanganui is organising a Coaching Symposium workshop on Sunday 20th of May at Whanganui Girls College. This symposium is a great opportunity for teachers, volunteers and coaches in our community who would like to develop and learn new skills.

Sport Whanganui encourage all clubs and schools to encourage their coaches to this workshop as it is a great opportunity to learn about important topics that are crucial to being a coach including nutrition, warming up, strapping and general coaching approaches.

Presenting on the day are specialists from around the Whanganui region with an array of experience and knowledge on the mentioned topics. Presenters include Pedro Figueira current coach at Aramoho Wanganui Rowing club who has previously been Chief Coach at London Rowing Club, Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club and University of Coimbra, Portugal. The outcome of the day is to ensure that coaches, especially new coaches have the confidence to ensure they feel comfortable to coach a team or individual.
Not only will attendees learn these useful coaching approaches there will also be an opportunity to meet other coaches and make valuable connections with people in our sporting community. Being a coach can be daunting and Sport Whanganui would like to support the coaches in our region to ensure that there is support and help available, as well giving ideas on how to keep it fun for them and their teams.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9am: Pedro Figueira – International Rowing Coach
10am: ACC Warm Up Nick Chong – NZ Football
11am: Sports Nutrition -Mariana Alletson – Heart Foundation
12pm: Lunch (provided)
1pm: Practical sessions Terry Arbuckle (sports strapping)
2: Developing a coaching process Justin Lock
3. Mental Skills Steve Kerfoot
2pm: Practical sessions Terry Arbuckle (sports strapping)
2: Developing a coaching process Justin Lock
3. Mental Skills Steve Kerfoot

Sport Whanganui encourage people to come for the whole day, but if there is something specific you feel would benefit you then you can select which sessions you would like to attend. Clubs and schools are welcome to send as many coaches as they want for only $25.00 with no limit on attendees.

For more information or to register please go to our website www.sportwhanganui.co.nz RSVP 16 May or contact Jimmy Hildreth on jimmy@sportwhanganui.co.nz.