Coaching and Youth Sport Development department

The Coaching and Youth Sport Development department is part of sport and recreation at AUT.

Our coaching and youth development programmes are designed to enhance students’ applied knowledge of sport coaching, coach education/development, skill acquisition, sport psychology and performance analysis, with a strong focus on youth.

Undergraduate study in coaching and youth sport development will give you a solid grounding in this area.

Research in sport and recreation

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across sport and recreation.

More about our research

Industry associations

We work closely with a large number of national and regional sporting organisations, regional sports trusts, and disability sport organisations.

Contact us

Kirsten Spencer
Head of Department
Coaching and Youth Sport Development

Our staff

  • Dr Sierra Keung
  • Associate Professor Simon Walters
  • Dr Tony Oldham

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