How to become a Coach
Coaching can be one of the most rewarding roles a person can undertake. The basic steps are outlined below. Whilst we support any person wanting to gain further knowledge of our game we are aware of the life constraints. You do not need to complete all of the steps and recommend you complete only what you feel comfortable doing.
This is a free online course covering the key aspects of coaching (coaching children for fun and success, managing a group, communication and behaviour, providing feedback, ages and stages of beginner players, basic cricket skills and learning about the Superstar Cricket Academy programme). Total time required 2 hours online. Click here
Advance Foundation Course
This course, formerly known as the “Coaching a Cricket Team Course (CaCT)” consists of online modules and a practical face-to-face module. The online modules cover many aspects of coaching (role of the coach, selecting a team, developing team values and culture, planning, how to run effective practices, match day routines and tactics, umpiring and scoring). The practical module consists of skills and drills and coaching experience. Total time required 2 hours online, 3 hours practical. Click here
NZC Level 1
The Level 1 course is for the coach of 9-18-year old primary, intermediate or secondary students playing junior or youth cricket for schools, clubs or districts in 11-a-side teams. The coach should have some knowledge and/or playing experience of cricket.This course focuses on detailed planning and evaluation, understanding and using the principles of biomechanics to coach, analysing and improving skills, and understanding the coaching process and effective coaching, including tactics.
NZC Level 2
The Level 2 course is for coaches of 11-a-side teams who have an active coaching record and a commitment to coaching. They will be coaching or identified to coach District Association senior teams, senior club teams and school 1st XI’s or Major Association underage teams.This course concentrates on detailed planning and evaluation, understanding and using principles of biomechanics to coach, analysing and improving skills, and understanding the coaching process and effective team coaching, including game tactics.
Level 1 and Level 2 courses are run by Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket. If you are interested in becoming a coach contact at [email protected]org.nz