This page will provide you with all the information you need to know about how to access development if you are a Volleyball coach, or interested in becoming a coach

Volleyball New Zealand Coach Development Programme

Welcome to Volleyball New Zealand's Coach Development and Resource page. VNZ has just developed an updated Coach Development Framework, which outlines our philosophy on coach development, as well as a picture of the various coach development opportunities that will be available throughout NZ for all volleyball coaches. The roll out of the full coaching framework will begin late 2021.

VNZ Framework

The VNZ Coaching Framework provides you with all the information you need to know about coach development for Volleyball NZ

Coaching Passport

For coaches to complete awards, track progress, and access resources, coaches will need to register through the friendly manager database

Coaching Resources

Once you are registered as a coach, you will have access to documents, articles, videos and other resources to support you in your coaching environments

Upcoming Opportunities

Stay up to date with all opportunities here, including coach and coach development courses

VNZ Coach Development Awards

The formal side of the Volleyball NZ coaching framework will be split into 4 different awards. The awards will be flexible in how they are delivered, with a mixture of workshop, online workshop, and practical delivery. 

Online courses can be completed at anytime and can be found below. Once completed, and to find out when in-person workshops will be run, please contact your association below.

Grow Coaching Award

Online Modules
Workshop Modules

Introduction to coaching volleyball workshop

Understanding yourself

Understanding learning

Understanding your athletes

Developing team culture

Develop Coaching Award

Workshop Modules

Coaching competitive volleyball

Leadership – Self and Others

Developing decision-makers

Understanding your athletes


Excel Coaching Award

Workshop Modules

Coaching international volleyball

Managing your team (staff and athletes)

Performance Analysis

Personality management

Campaign planning

Critical thinking

Additional Resources

We support coaching to be non-linear and allow coaches to learn at anytime. Please find additional resources below to support you on your coaching journey.

FIVB Online Coaching Courses : Allows access to a comprehensive coaching course produced by the FIVB.

FIVB Tools and Resource Centre : On this page contains information including coaching manuals, drill books (with videos), and rules and regulations

For your specific regional contact, please contact the following to find out where local coach development is happening:

Northland: Grant Harrison, 

Harbour: Rob Tarr,

WECA (West, East and Central Auckland):

MAVA (Manukau Auckland Volleyball): 

Waikato: Alex Mariano,

Bay of Plenty: Brittany Allison-Carnie,

Hawkes Bay:

Manawatu: Natalya Taylor,




Canterbury: Malcolm Taylor,


Volley South: Donna Milne,