How We Do It

We believe that quality sport coaching helps grow, nurture and develop our young athletes to become better athletes, better people, and better New Zealanders.

Our How

  • Create inspirational content that educates, inspires and develops our youth sport coaches- from long- form documentary storytelling to multi-facetted educational content. Including dynamic digital distribution platforms.
  • Develop campaigns that celebrate our community coaches – e.g proposed #Thanks Coach national campaign
  • Bring world class athlete-centered coaches to New Zealand regions e.g. the Shane McLeod tour

The Players Coach - The Shane McLeod Journey

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.

The documentary will be broadcasted on Sky Sport over the Commonwealth Games period (and uploaded to their Sky Sport Youtube channel). Meanwhile it will also be available for sharing across the wider sports community.

Shane Mcleod National Tour

Post an international playing career, Shane engaged his passion for coaching and quickly progressed to become the Black Sticks Men’s coach at the Beijing & London Olympics, from there he moved to Belgium to head up their men’s national hockey programme. Ranked outside the top ten when he arrived, Shane led the national men’s team to be ranked the number one team in the world. – winning silver in Rio and gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics along the way. Shane is a world class coach, who has delivered ongoing high performance on the world stage, underpinned by a coaching philosophy that prioritizes the personal development, wellbeing and enjoyment of his athletes and teams. Shane is passionate about coaching and in particular the development of youth.

Check out some photos from the tour

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