Coaching Courses

Coaching courses run by Christchurch Metro Cricket

CJCA are very keen to have as many qualified coaches involved in junior cricket as possible. It is essential to a players development to get the basics right as young as possible, whilst still teaching skills in a manner so they have fun.

There is limited funding available to support coaches involved in CJCA competitions and the CJCA's own representative programme - when registering for the Advanced Foundation Course or Level 1 please indicate that you would like to gain one of the CJCA funded places if possible.


Foundation Course – Free of charge
This course is aimed at Superstar Cricket Academy coaches and first time coaches involved with Kiwi and 2020 grades. This is a completely online course unless your club chooses to organise an additional face to face module (60mins).  So, this course can be completed at any time from the comfort of your home. 
Attached is a guide to signing up for the Foundation course.  This is done through the Community Cricket page on the New Zealand Cricket website
The online modules are (see attachment for more information on modules):
·         Coaching Children for Fun and Success
·         Group Management, Communication and Feedback
·         Fundamental Skills
·         Basic Cricket Skills
·         Superstar Cricket Academy Stage 1
·         Superstar Cricket Academy Stage 2
Once you have completed the 6 modules (which takes approx. 2hrs) you can then generate and print a certificate.  If your club are running a face to face practical module with a Coach Developer, your club will correspond with you. 
The online modules must be completed before attending practical module.
Advanced Foundation Course - $70+GST
This course is aimed at junior team coaches. 
The Advanced Foundation course (formally CaCT) will now be held on Wed 19th October and Mon 28th November 5.30-8.30pm – Venues TBC. 
To register for these courses please contact Keryn Ambler at Christchurch Metro Cricket –
This course involves 6 online modules (which takes approx. 2hrs) and a 3hr face to face practical module, which will be held on the dates above.  The online modules must be completed before attending the practical module!  The modules are (see attachment for more information on modules):
·         The Coach
·         The Team
·         The Coaching Plan
·         The Practice
·         The Match
·         Umpires, Laws and Scoring
·         Skills and Drills (Practical Session)
When you register with me, I will provide you with an access code for the online modules.
Level One - $170+GST
This course is aimed at the higher end of the junior game such as Yr7/8 representative coaches, as well as youth coaches. The dates for this course are Monday 31st October, 7th, 14th, 21st November from 5.30-8.30 at St Andrew’s College.  To register, please contact Keryn Ambler at Christchurch Metro Cricket –  The course involves four 3hr practical modules as well as some theory work.  To pass the course you must complete a workbook, demonstration test and log 50hr worth of coaching.  The  topics focused on are:
·         Skills and Drills
o   Batting
o   Bowling
o   Fielding
o   Wicket Keeping
·         Role of a Coach
·         Planning
·         Player Maintenance
The sessions will be very practical, with a strong emphasis on having the coaches practicing their coaching.
For any questions or to register for a course feel free to contact Keryn .

Details of the coaching pathway available here.

Keryn Ambler at Metro Cricket is the main contact for more information or if you want to discuss which course is more appropriate for you. He would be delighted to hear from anyone wanting to attend a course or get some professional help for their club or school, so please get in touch with him.

Keryn Ambler
Development Manager
Christchurch Metro Cricket
Tel: 03 – 281 8963
Mob: 021 105 2552

Extra Cover sessions

Please check out the attached for details of some great one off sessions that will help all coaches. CLICK HERE