XTND Update Midlands – February 2017

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

It was a busy year in 2016 for XTND with numbers of young coaches in the programme reaching 250 across the country. We welcomed two new clusters in 2016 – Central Otago and Dunedin and in 2017 we add XTND clusters from the Hawkes Bay and Invercargill. As XTND continues to grow we endeavor to improve our systems to make the administration process as easy as possible.  The following changes are being implemented for 2017:

  • Programme Registration – Clubs will no longer be required to pre-register coaches onto the programme. Registration into the first module (Group Management) will automatically register the participant for the full programme.  However, clubs will still need to inform their Relationship Manager each year of who is returning to the programme – year 1 and year 2.
  • XTND Module Fees – The yearly administration fee of $25 (+GST) per person per year will no longer be charged as a separate fee at the beginning of each year. This cost will now be spread out over each module, along with a slight increase in module fee for 2017. Each module will now be charged at $50 (+GST) per person for modules from 25 February 2017.

Module Calendar and Registration – Education Calendars and module registration forms are now available on the website. The XTND calendar will be regularly updated as module dates and logistics are confirmed.

If you have any queries please contact your Relationship Manager.

Upcoming Dates 

Waikato & BOP

2016 Year 1 intake – These Students are moving to year 2 but need to complete the last year 1 module.

  • 5 March – Movement Observation

Sports Modules:

  • 20 August – Artistic – tba
  • 26 March – Trampoline – Hamilton
  • 1 April Trampoline – Rotorua
  • 29 October – Display – tba


2017 Year 1 intake

  • 26 March – Group Management – Rotorua
  • 30 April – Understanding Movement 1 – Te Awamutu
  • 3 September – Understanding Movement 2 – tba
  • 29 October – Movement Observation – tba

Competent coach (All XTND’s) module is planned for February 2018.


Year 1

  • 26 March – Group Management – New Plymouth
  • 7 May – Understanding Movement 1 – Wanganui
  • TBC – Understanding Movement 2
  • TBC – Movement Observation


Year 2

Sports Modules:

  • 28 May – Aerobics
  • 26 March – Artistic
  • 17 September – Rhythmic


Year 3

  • 2 July – Event Management

Competent coach (All XTND’s) module is planned for February 2018.

Registering for courses online.

Not yet used the website to register students onto a course?  Here’s how…

  1. Go to the Education calendar
  2. Type in the name of the module in the calendar search and / or use arrows to click through to relevant month
  3. Click into the course to find more details and the registration form – you will need to complete a form for each student


Missing Modules

If you have any XTND students who have missed a compulsory module please get them to do a catch up in another area or the following year.

Programme Withdrawals

If you have a student who has pulled out of XTND, please let Haidee know as soon as possible, so that she is not chasing them for catch up sessions.

Communication with Students

All newsletters and registration reminders will be sent to the club XTND coordinators. Please forward all relevant information on to your XTND coaches.

Mentoring Sheets

Please keep your mentoring going. This is a valuable part of the program and is integral to making great coaches. Please remember to remind your clubs mentors to do the paperwork and catch ups once or twice a term (minimum). Feel free to contact Haidee to discuss good mentoring practices.

Elementary Coach

Any XTND students who have graduated are able to move on to the adult courses (contact Haidee to discuss if the coach is under 16). The first one is elementary coach. This is a code specific course so please look for dates on the education calendar.