XTND 2019 Brings New Online Resources

Anna RobertsonEducation, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Our Education team is always working hard to keep our courses current and updated. Part of this was the introduction of online courses and resources and the updating of the Foundation Coach qualification. After 8 years it is now time for XTND’s turn. Through this process we have been working with clubs, past and current XTND coaches and presenters to learn from their insights. This has been a great process highlighting what an amazing programme XTND already is and how we can now enhance it with the use of online resources.

From 2019 all new XTND coaches will enter into the new programme. The new structure will commence with an online module followed by 5 practical modules. Once the online module is complete, coaches will be able to start on any practical module, in any order. With less modules overall, this will mean that coaches may finish XTND earlier than two years and continue on the education pathway. More information and detail will be released soon. A summary of the changes includes:

• All new XTND’s starting in 2019, will have their first module online
• 6 modules in total, over the two years, (one online, 5 practical) all compulsory
• One set of mentoring
• Graduate students will be able to go to elementary principals
• Modules will reduce to four hours each

There will be no change for the 2019 year 2 XTND modules or requirements.

For more details please contact haidee.farmilo@gymnasticsnz.com.