Initial Campaign Information
Coach Selection and Player Registration of Interest
The information below is for the initial phase of the campaign and covers the coach selection process and the Registration of Interest for players who want to be considered for selection into a training squad.
Please note that the final approval of the NZAFF Board is required for the campaign to proceed. The process for approval is in the National Teams Process document (here) and this document should be read by both groups.
This is so that everyone understands the process, the requirements in order to be considered and the initial requirements that lead to final approval of the campaign by the NZAFF Board.
A Position Vacant document is available (here) with an Application Template section.
The time frame will be:
- Applications open by Friday 15th February
- Applications close on Sunday 3rd March.
- A decision will be made on or before 15th March.
Applicants should make sure that they have made time to be available for an interview (if required) either by skype or dial-in voice conference between the dates of the 4th to the 10th March.
Applications will be considered by a panel of four made up of two from the NZAFF Board, one senior player and a coach with recognizable, significant experience.
The Selection Panel will determine which applicants will get an invitation to an interview.
One of the first items for the Coach upon appointment, will be to attend the Wellington Flag Tournament on the 30/31st March so that they can look at players that have registered interest in being included in the training squad.
A template that can be used for the application can be found with the Position Vacancy document. We encourage applicants to use this template in order to make it easy for the Panel to evaluate applications. Applicants can add an additional document on the registration form if they wish. All documents should be loaded into the application form not emailed.
Preference will be given to Coaches living in New Zealand.
The application form for Coaches can be found here.
The time frame for the registration of interest will be:
- Registrations open by Friday 15th February
- Registrations close on Friday 22nd March.
An initial selection of a training squad will happen after the Wellington Invitation Flag Tournament and we would encourage players who are interested in becoming involved to play in that tournament so that the Coach is given the best opportunity for player evaluation.
Players who register but cannot make the Tournament will have an opportunity to trial for the squad at a later date and will be notified of that opportunity prior to the trial date.
The registration of Interest for players can be found here.
If you have any questions please contact:
New Zealand American Football Federation
ph +64 9 9734058