Coach Mentoring

Coach mentoring is a process that aims to support and advance coaches and coaching at all levels of sport and is a highly effective way for new coaches to learn the “how” of coaching, and apply theory that they may have learnt in a classroom or through independent study.

Mentors work with the coach to develop and strengthen their coaching skill, are a sounding board for problems, help to identify some weaknesses or just be a source of motivation and a reminder that the coach is doing a great job.

Mentoring relationships can be formally structured, with mentors assigned to coaches, or they can be informal, growing out of a chance encounter with a like-minded coach. They can be equally useful for those just starting out in their sport and those with many years of experience.

The Sport Development Team at Sport Tasman can now offer training for anyone wanting to become a coach mentor to develop the coaches within their own sport.

"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all? "
Joe Namath

Contact us

Julie Price

Advisor - Community Sport
03 923 2322
julie.p@sporttasman.org.nz