Coaching

Coaching our players is a rewarding job. We support all our coaches to gain FREE qualifications and skills to get the best from our players. We want to help coaches get the best out of themselves and their players, New Zealand Football’s Coach Education framework offers a range of high-quality flexible options ranging from junior and youth football right through to courses for coaches working in the senior competitive arena.

The New Zealand Football Coach Education Pathway (PDF) has courses available at all levels of the game including Junior, Youth and Senior. Each course provides coaches with age appropriate learning to enhance their players experience and development in the game.

Current vacancies

Women’s 1st team, 2nd team, girls’ U18s (plus support roles)

Upcoming courses

Courses are coordinated by our coaching development coordinator and your players respective grade manager.

Intro to junior coaching
For First Kicks, 7th and 8th Grade coaches and those new to football coaching
Monday 11 February, 6:30-8:30pm
Capital Football HQ, Bracken St, Petone
FREE – let your grade manager know and apply online through Capital Football.

Intro to junior coaching (at UHCF)
Aimed as in intro to leading Saturday mornings with First Kicks and 7th, 8th grade game leaders 
Saturday 23 March, morning time TBC
Maidstone Turf
FREE – let your grade manager know.

Junior Level 1
For coaches of our junior players 7th grade and up
Monday 18 February, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Capital Football HQ, Bracken St, Petone
OR
28 March, 6 – 9pm (date confirmed, time TBC)
Upper Hutt City Football clubrooms
OR
Monday 8 April, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Capital Football HQ, Bracken St, Petone
FREE (club pays $75) – nominate yourself to your grade manager know. Our coaching development coordinator will confirm you going.

First Aid Level 1
Saturday 23 February, 8am to 5pm
Capital Football HQ, Bracken St, Petone
FREE (club pays $75) – nominate yourself to your grade manager know. Our coaching development coordinator will confirm you going.

Junior Level 2
Sunday 14 April, 9am – 5pm
Capital Football HQ, Bracken St, Petone
FREE (club pays $75) – Nominate yourself to your grade manager know. Our coaching development coordinator will confirm you going.

Find out more and see the full list of Capital Football courses for coaches including youth coaching, goalkeeping coaching, masterclasses.

Coaching qualification database

We hold a list of all coaching qualifications across the club and is updated upon completion of these courses with Capital Football and New Zealand Football.

Want to know more?
Contact our junior coaching development coordinator, Dean Groves
dean@upperhuttcityfootball.org.nz, 027 284 8877

 

Referees

Refereeing is a vital job on the field. For referees in New Zealand there is a clear pathway to help you achieve your goals while contributing to the success and enjoyment of players, coaches and fans along the way.

Capital Football run referee training courses and these include:

Courses

Introduction to Refereeing course – a short introduction to the Laws of the Game for those interested in the game and who wish to learn a little more. This is a FREE course and takes about 3 hours. All you need to bring is a pen! This is the minimum qualification for the 10th – 12th Grade Premier Leagues.

Tuesday 12 March, 7-10pm |
Sunday 17 March, 10am-1pm 
Thursday 4 April | 7-10pm |
At Capital Football offices,  Memorial Park, Petone

Level 1 Referee Award – required to lead the 13th & 14th Grade Premier Leagues.

Sunday 7th April | 10am-2pm | Capital Football | Petone Memorial Park

Please contact Capital Football Referee Development Manager Jamie Cross if you would like to register your interest –  jamie@capitalfootball.org.nz.

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