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Raising the bar in coaching youth sport

Join Sport NZ and the New Zealand coaching whānau for our first webinar in 2021, focused on raising the bar when it comes to coaching youth sport.

We are excited to be joined by international youth sport coach expert, Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial. Sergio is a legend when it comes to coaching young people, and is the founder and director of iCoachKids – a global youth sport coaching movement that aligns with the Balance is Better philosophy. Andy Rogers from our Sport Development team will be hosting the webinar in what is sure to be an engaging discussion.

Attendees will learn:

  • What are some of the ways coaches can create amazing youth sport environments
  • Practical tips and examples, that coaches can apply to their own coaching using a Balance is Better mindset
  • What has worked in other country’s that we can take on board in New Zealand
  • About new resources available to kiwi coaches as part of an exciting new partnership between Sport NZ and iCoachKids.


Who is this for?

Coaches – this webinar is for all coaches working with young people. We recognise the important role you play in creating a safe, positive and enjoyable environments.

Parents – we also welcome parents of youth participants to join and learn more about Balance is Better and how great coaches create quality environments.

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Wednesday 17 March, 7-8pm NZST

Your Hosts

Andy Rogers

Andy Rogers

Andy is a National Sport Development Consultant at Sport NZ, and lead of the coaching and coach development work within the Sport NZ Sport Development team. Andy is also a regular Trainer of the ICCE / NCDA Coach Developer Academy in Japan.

Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial

Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial

Sergio is an influential global coach educator. He is the founder and director of the international youth sport coaching movement iCoachKids, a leader in sports coaching at Leeds Beckett University in England, and the Manager for Strategy and Development for the International Council for Coaching Excellence. Previously, Sergio coached high performance basketball for eight years in the English Women First Division and was a Team GB Coach, going to five European Championships. In 2008, he started working for UK Coaching consulting for governing bodies. There, he also led the development of the Coaching Children Strategy and the Coaching Children Curriculum.

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