The tour will allow coaches to experience a variety of high performance environments through engaging with high profile universities, professional sports and international acclaimed organisations including Facebook and the San Francisco Giants.
Nitschke, along with other former international cricketers Lisa Keightley (WACA/Perth Scorchers), Leah Poulton (Cricket NSW/Sydney Thunder) and Julia Price (Cricket Tasmania/Hobart Hurricanes) will begin her trip in Detroit and will learn from some of the most accomplished experts in coaching.
With all four women currently holding coaching roles within their respective state, they have also been identified as future national program coaches.
To be selected for the program, Nitschke had to be considered a long term asset to Australian cricket, with great capacity for growth and the ability to share her expertise with others in cricket.
The former Breezair SA Scorpion is currently Assistant Coach of both the WBBL Adelaide Strikers and the Scorpions, and is looking forward to the opportunity to learn from new people in new environments.
“I’m really interested to learn from those involved in university sports and Major League teams; I’ve never had exposure to those kinds of sporting environments before,” said Nitschke.
“It will be great to be able to draw on strategy from professionals in other sports that I can then apply to my own ways of working, particularly around talent management, list management and dealing with professional athletes, which will become more important in the near future as the women’s game continues to grow.”
The group will begin their journey on 22 April.