– John Wooden
The Coach for Life Foundation has been established by Jon & Sue Tanner and a group of trustees with a clear objective of reframing the value of coaching to help grow the quality of youth sport coaches in New Zealand – so that all our young athletes enjoy an enriching experience playing and being involved in sport. For life.
The Shane McLeod Story
While this documentary celebrates Shane’s inspiring coaching success on the world stage, his story captures the experiences, mentors and life lessons learned from a young age that helped shaped his athlete-centred coaching philosophy. Brought to life through hockey, Shane’s coaching approach should be embraced by all sport coaches – for any age, any level – from grassroots to elite level.
We are delighted to support and endorse a recently established youth sport coach development organisation called the Coach for Life Foundation.
The Coach for Life Foundation and Sport NZ share the desire to promote the value of coaching to help grow the quality of youth sport coaches in New Zealand, so that all our rangitahi enjoy an enriching experience playing their chosen sport and being involved in sport for life.
Coach for Life is working closely with Sport NZ to build quality content, that we believe will help grow and inspire our youth sport coaches.
Group Chief Executive
We are looking at ways that we can celebrate and champion our very best sport coaches of rangatahi. The unsung heroes who inspire and develop our rangatahi to engage and excel in sport whatever the level.
While Shane will be our first coach whom we engage, going forward we are looking to engage other world class coaches each year to educate and inspire our youth sport coaches. These coaches maybe from New Zealand or from International markets. As with Shane’s visit we will look to transcend across multiple sports and we will look to build world class digital content that will be available to our youth coaches to build and develop their coaching capability.
We are looking at establishing a Youth Sport Coaching Scholarship Programme where our top youth sport coaches can be mentored and supported in their coaching journey.