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Coaching

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 Online Course

The Introduction to Coaching Course now consists of seven short online modules.

 

These modules have been developed to assist community coaches by outlining important information, strategies and resources that will help to create fun and engaging learning environments and one that allows all participants to enjoy the game, develop new skills, meet new friends and have some success along the way. In order to obtain your certification, you must complete the Introduction to Coaching course. These can be completed as standalone modules (approx.15min per module).

 

Modules include:

  • Creating a Safe and Inclusive Environment (Core Module)
  • Philosophy and Pathway (Core Module)
  • Creating a Quality Experience (Core Module)
  • Junior Cricket
  • Scoring Runs and Taking Wickets
  • Preparing to Perform
  • Match Management

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Community (Level 1) Coaching Course 

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.

The Introduction to Coaching online modules are the entry point for all coaches. They are the first step towards gaining a Community Coach accreditation. The second step is to complete the Junior Coach course; either a four-hour face to face course or done as a two-part series. Part A is available via the completion of ten short modules through the CA Coach App and then Part B is a two-hour face to face course with a facilitator from your local State or Territory. The face to face sessions remain critical in the coach development process as they provide hands on support and practical experience in creating coaching environments.


What do I need to do to sign up?

  • Register as a coach here
  • Complete the Introduction to Coaching course online (7 short, online modules)
  • Download the CA Coaching App
  • Complete the Junior Coach modules
  • Register for a Junior Coach Course face to face session
  • Once both components are completed, you will become an accredited Community Level 1 coach


Junior Coaching Principles

The ACJCP’s have been developed to assist coaches understand and consider the landscape they are coaching in with the prime outcome of developing their own coaching philosophy.

These principles cover 'Coaching Effectively', and 'Coaching the Australian Way'.

Representative (Level 2) Coach

The Representative (Level 2) Coaching Course is designed for people coaching players or teams at a representative level or pathway programs. The course will extend your skills as a coach, learning how to progress players to enhance their skills and reach their goals.

Coaches must complete the "Advanced Community Coaching Modules" online before submitting an Expression of Interest to a Representative course.

 

Your state/territory conducts the four day face to face course and topics covered include:

  • Coaching The Australian Way
  • Developing players
  • Identifying talent
  • Exploring coaching philosophies
  • Technicalities of scoring runs and taking wickets
  • Principles of teaching and learning
  • Coaching safely


High Performance (Level 3) Coach

The Cricket Australia High Performance (Level 3) Coaching Program is Australia’s flagship coach education program.

The program is facilitated over a 12 month period including pre-residential tasks, a one week residential course and post residential tasks including a coaching diary and regular mentor sessions in the coach's state/territory.

 

Successful applicants are likely to be active coaches that have completed the Representative Coach Accreditation Course or its equivalent who;

 

  • Have significant coaching experience;
  • Coach within state or territory associations;
  • Work with athletes competing at Senior level or youth state level (male/female);
  • Grade/Premier Cricket Coaches and/or Regional Directors of Coaching

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Coaching the Australian Way
  • Teaching and learning applications
  • Talent management
  • Advanced skill acquisition
  • High performance pathways
  • Physical performance
  • Game strategies and game scenarios
  • Scoring runs
  • Taking wickets

This course is conducted by invitation only.

For more information on the application process contact John Palmer at jpalmer@saca.com.au, or on (08) 8300 3888.