The Benefits of Mental Skills - workshop Monday 13 March

Mental toughness and attitude are game-changing characteristics for successful coaches and athletes - at the root of this lies the belief that "mental toughness if finding fuel in an empty tank".

The power of the mind and positive thinking is undeniable which is why Mental skills has become every increasingly vital in any sport's environment these days.  Some would say the game is won or lost before you even step foot on the court.

For coaches keen to expand their minds and tap into their player's full potential right at the start of the season, here's your chance to make the most of your pre-season personal development.  These accredited coaching courses teach best techniques, share & discuss probing ideas and supply you with handy knowledge to be the best coach you can be.  Course content has been compiled by experts from Netball New Zealand and even offer the chance to gain recognised accreditation for your efforts.

The next course on offer is Mental Skills which provides attendees an understanding of basic mental skills and identifying ways of applying principles to benefit player performance and enjoyment.  Focus is on four basic mental skills - Goal Setting, Imagery, Self-Talk and Relaxation with an aim to facilitate improved self-confidence & performance.

We welcome you to attend this handy learning opportunity suitable for coaches and umpires who may already completed the Player Centred Coaching course and are keen to build on their acquired knowledge - let us help you add more tricks to your toolkit.

Also a pre-requisite module for those aiming to move from CCA to PCA or those working towards completing their CCA II accreditation level.

When: Monday 13th March 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Where: Hataitai Netball Pavilion, 43 Ruahine Street, Hataitai
Cost: $25 per person
BONUS OFFER: Attend 4 modules anywhere in the Central Zone and get the 5th module FREE!

Registrations close 48 working hours in advance of course - 5pm Thursday 9th March.  Pays to be prompt as spaces are limited and the course will only go ahead with a minimum of 6 attendees and is capped at 16 attendees.

Payment Options:
Internet Banking
- Bank ANZ, Account Number 01-1839-0302543-00
Please state your name and reference "NNZ MODULES" in the particulars when arranging payment.
Cheque - please make payable to "Netball Central Zone Inc." and post to: PO Box 14-845, Kilbirnie.

To register promptly complete the attached form and email to Netball Central Zone via or phone (04) 387 6034.


More about recent changes to the Netball NZ Coach Accreditation Pathway

Workshops suitable for all levels – those who are first-timers and those with plenty of years experience seeking fresh ideas.

This course lies within the new series of compulsory courses that contribute towards achieving the Community Coach Award II (CCA II).  It can also be completed by those with a particular interest in expanding their knowledge in this area.  Player Centred Coaching should first be completed prior to attending however if please get in touch to discuss options further.

Those already mid-way through completing the five compulsory modules that make up the former Community Coach Award (CCA) may still continue to do so before the 31st of January 2017.  These modules include Player Centred Coaching, Communication & Managing Others, Team Building, Skill Analysis and Planning.

From 31st January 2017 onwards the following changes will take effect:

Community Coach Award I (CCA I) is the second step and consists of 10 technical modules: Player Centred Coaching, Communication & Managing Others, Planning, Skills Analysis, Team Building, Selecting, Balls Skills, Attack 1, Defence 1, Shooting.  Includes further online and ongoing learning.

Community Coach Award II (CCA II) follows on from CCA I with seven additional tactical modules: Fit for the Season, Game Analysis, Mental Skills, Tournament Planning, Through Court, Centre Pass, Circle Work.  Includes further online and ongoing learning.

Performance Coach Qualification (PCQ) forms the next step on from CCA II with seven further additional modules: Enhancing Performance, Advanced Mental Skills I, Advanced Skill Acquisition I, Advanced Performance Planning, Advanced Mental Skills II, Advanced Skill Acquisition II and Advance Game Analysis.  Coaches must also be actively coaching for a minimum of 2 years at U17/U19/Premier Club level and above.  They must also undertake a Coach Development Plan, Practical Observations/Assessments and further online and ongoing learning.

Those wishing to progress from the former CCA onto PCQ will need to complete Fit for the Season, Mental Skills and Game Analysis prior to 31st January 2017 as well as meet the minimum requirement of 2 years coaching at U17/U19/Premier Club level in order to be eligible for entry.

All the best as you make the most of your pre-season in preparation for the season ahead!


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