My coaching philosophy:
Is to mentor and guide those that I coach to reach their full potential. I also believe as much as I am a teacher, I am also the learner – I encourage a two-way interaction between myself and those that I coach.
- Motivation: motivating & encouraging OCC athletes to achieve their full potential.
- Mentoring: listening to OCC athletes needs in relation to their physical training.
- Guidance: providing OCC athletes with tools to achieve success.
- Inspiration: leading by example by participating and competing to one’s best ability.
Code of Ethics:
(as part of my accreditation as a Bike NZ level 1 coach, I follow this code of ethics)
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every individual rider as a human being
• Treat everyone equally regardless of sex, disability, ethnic origin or religion.
• Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each rider in order to help each rider
reach their full potential.
2. Maintain high standards of integrity
• Operate within the rules of BikeNZ and the UCI and in the spirit of fair play, while
encouraging your riders to do the same.
• Advocate a sporting environment free of drugs and other performance-enhancing
substances within the guidelines of the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency and the World
• Do not disclose any confidential information relating to riders without their written prior
3. Be a positive role model for road cycling and riders and act in a way that projects a positive
image of coaching
• All riders are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
• Ensure the rider’s time spent with you is a positive experience.
• Be fair, considerate and honest with riders.
• Encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle – refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol
4. Professional responsibilities
• Display high standards in your language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.
• Display control, courtesy, respect, honesty, dignity and professionalism to all involved within
the sphere of sport – this includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media,
parents and spectators.
• Encourage your riders to demonstrate the same qualities.
• Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions.
• You should not only refrain from initiating a sexual relationship with riders, but should also
discourage any attempt by an rider to initiate a sexual relationship with you, explaining the
ethical basis of your refusal.
• Accurately represent personal coaching qualifications, experience, competence and
• Refrain from criticism of other coaches and riders.
5. Make a commitment to providing a quality service to your riders
• Seek continual improvement through on-going coach education, and other personal and
professional development opportunities.
• Provide riders with planned and structured training programmes appropriate to their needs
• Seek advice and assistance from professionals when additional expertise is required.
• Maintain appropriate records.
6. Provide a safe environment for training and competition
• Adopt appropriate risk management strategies to ensure that the training and/or
competition environment is safe.
• Ensure equipment and facilities meet safety standards.
• Ensure equipment, rules, training and the environment are appropriate for the age, physical
and emotional maturity, experience and ability of the riders.
• Show concern and caution toward sick and injured riders.
• Allow further participation in training and competition only when appropriate.
• Encourage riders to seek medical advice when required.
• Provide a modified training programme where appropriate.
• Maintain the same interest and support toward sick and injured riders as you would to
7. Protect your riders from any form of personal abuse
• Refrain from any form of verbal, physical or emotional abuse towards your riders.
• Refrain from any form of sexual or racial harassment, whether verbal or physical.
• Do not harass, abuse or discriminate against riders on the basis of their sex, marital status,
sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, race, colour, ethnic origins, employment
status, disability or distinguishing characteristics.
• Any physical contact with riders should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the
rider’s skill development.
• Be alert to any forms of abuse directed towards riders from other sources while in your care.