The coaching initiative is a cooperative between Snow Sports New Zealand (SSNZ), SPARC and the NZSIA/SBINZ. SSNZ provides the principal guidance and structure for this initiative. They are supported by the NZSIA/SBINZ in providing administration for the Coach Development Programme (CDP) and helping deliver elements of the on-snow sport-specific education.
The CDP is the development pathway for all snow sport coaches. The programme includes sport-specific and sports-generic coaching education. As a coach moves through the CDP they will attain qualifications relevant to their level. There are currently three stages in the CDP, Entry-level Coach, Performance Coach and High-performance Coach (currently still in development).