Cricket Coaches Australia has launched an Introduction to Cricket on-line course for volunteers, parents and those who are beginning life as coaches.
This online Program is the perfect place to get to grips with the basics of coaching, so you can help your child, school or club team. In the interactive lessons you will learn key coaching techniques and principles and be given a survival guide that is essential for Woolworths Cricket Blast coordinators, junior team coaches, school teachers or volunteers managing sides.
The course covers technical points, games and activities, tips for match days, and general information on the role of the coach.
As the course is online, it can be completed at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. For a cricketing beginner, the course should take approximately two hours to complete. Cricket savvy people will be able to complete it in a shorter time frame.
You can log in and out as often as you please, so the course can be completed in a number of sittings to suit your personal timetable.
If you haven’t already registered with the new Cricket Coaches Australia website, you will need to do so before gaining access to the course.
Once you’ve completed the course satisfactorily, you will be accredited by the Australian Sports Commission in both introductory coaching and umpiring. You will also become a member of Cricket Coaches Australia for your two-year accreditation period, gaining you discounts on resources and access to the Members Only website.
As well as meeting the basic requirements for the beginner coach, Introduction to Cricket also covers the theoretical components of the Community Coaching Course.
Following completion of introduction to Cricket, coaches can sign up to a one day face to face practical day to upgrade their accreditation to Community Coach status.
The Community Coach Accreditation Course (formally known as Level 1) provides technical skills, game understanding, teaching techniques, effective ways to conduct training sessions and awareness of the factors motivating young people to play and enjoy cricket.
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 provides technical skills, game understanding, teaching techniques, effective ways to conduct training sessions and awareness of the factors motivating young people to play and enjoy cricket.
The Community Coaching Course consists of:
Completing the Cricket Australia Introduction to Cricket Course (a free online theoretical component).
Attending a face to face practical component run by Cricket Victoria. This will cover all basic batting, bowling, fielding and wicketkeeping skills, together with modified games and activities
A short assessment will be completed by the participants prior to the end of the course
How to Register:
If you haven’t already completed the Introduction to Cricket on-line component, go to http://coaches.cricket.com.au/ to register on the Cricket Coaches Australia website.
To access the Introduction to Cricket course you will need to visit the ‘courses’ section on the CCA website. The course can be completed in one sitting, or over a number of sessions and must be completed before attending the practical session.
Once completed, you will then be able to enrol in the Community Coaching Course in your region by visiting the practical courses section on the CCA website and selecting the course you wish to attend.
Once your online enrolment and payment have been received you will be contacted via email within the next few days to confirm your acceptance and receive further details.
To be completed at least one week prior to course commencement date
Minimum candidate age is 16 years
Wear comfortable clothing to the practical session (shorts, t-shirt, joggers)
Successful candidates will receive:
Australian Cricket Coaching Manual
Membership to Cricket Coaches Australia (CCA)
Coaching card & certificate
Invitation to coaching seminars
Gatorade Water Bottle
Practical course days accommodate a maximum of 30 participants only.
Participants must be 16 years of age at the date of the practical day.
Physical screening check:
Participants should have a personal fitness level that will enable them to physically complete the practical requirements of the course.
Course presenters will reserve the right to request proof of adequate health status from a medical practitioner.
Participants who are unable to meet this requirement will undertake alternative activities during the practical components of the course.
All applicants, as a condition of acceptance to a Cricket Australia NCAS course must consent to abiding by Australian and state/territory government legislation in relation to screening of coaches and agreement to undergoing a police check if requested.
To be eligible for the Representative Coaching Courses, you must have held your Community (formerly Level 1) Accreditation for greater than 12 months from the date of the Community Course. You should also be currently Coaching a club or a team.
To complete a Representative Accreditation you must attend both the Cricket Specific and General Coaching Principles components, as well as completing all assessment requirements. There is a significant amount of pre course, in course and post course assessment tasks.