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Coaching Cricket

Coaching Courses

From November 1, 2010, all coaches must have some form of accreditation. The minimum level of accreditation is Introduction to Cricket (Level 0). Learn more about the different levels and how you can become accredited.


Introduction to Cricket - Level 0 (online)

Introduction to Cricket is a free online course launched by Cricket Australia in October 2008 for volunteers, parents and those who are beginning life as coaches.

The online program is a beginner’s guide to cricket coaching and is the ideal program for parents and volunteers looking to work as MILO in2CRICKET coordinators, junior team coaches, school teachers or volunteers managing sides.

The course covers:

  • Technical points
  • Games and activities
  • Tips for match days
  • General information on the role of the coach    

Upon completion of the course you will be accredited by the Australian Sports Commission in both introductory coaching and umpiring. Visit Cricket Coaches Australia for details on how you can enrol.  

 

Community Coach Course (Level 1) – 4-6 hours of contact time

Level 1 coaching is an entry level course that equips aspiring coaches with the technical skills and teaching techniques required to coach at a community level and assist at a junior level.

This coaching course is recommended to:

  • Volunteers involved in coaching junior club, school and community cricket teams.
  • Talented youth cricketers who are keen to be involved in coaching junior teams.
  • Players considering playing overseas during the off-season.
  • Physical Education and trainee Physical Education teachers

The course covers:

  • Technical skills
  • Game understanding
  • Teaching techniques
  • Effective ways to conduct training sessions
  • Factors motivating young people to play cricket

Visit Cricket Coaches Australia for details on how you can enrol.  

 

Representative Coach Course (Level 2) – up to 30 hours of contact time plus pre and post-course requirements

Note: Coaches must hold Level 1 accreditation for a minimum of 12 months before they can enrol in Level 2 courses. As part of the pre-course requirements, candidates must also register with playbytherules.net.au and complete the free on-line training for coaches.

The Cricket Australia Representative (Level 2) Coaching Course is designed for coaches involved at levels of the player pathway which feed into the high performance levels of cricket, including coaches involved at premier grade clubs, district/squad programs and representative teams.

It has been developed in consultation with State and Territory coaching managers, staff from the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence (COE) and in consultation with the Australian Sports Commission.

The course includes:

  • Practical knowledge
  • Skills for the intermediate coach
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Leadership and management

Visit Cricket Coaches Australia for details on how you can enrol.  

 

High Performance Coach Course (Level 3) – by application and acceptance from Cricket Australia only

As part of its National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), recognised by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Cricket Australia is responsible for the organisation and conduct of High Performance (Level 3) courses.

Cricket Australia conducts one High Performance (Level 3) Course each year for coaches coaching at state or national level. This is generally held at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.

The selection criteria as set down by Cricket Australia are:

  • Currently accredited Representative (Level 2) Coach
  • Recommended to have three years’ experience as a practicing Representative (Level 2) Coach
  • Fulltime or part time employees of State Associations working in State Youth Programs
  • Secondary candidates appointed as head coaches at District/Grade Club Level

For more information on the application process contact Tom Rutherford at trutherford@saca.com.au, or on (08) 8300 3807.