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.
Enrolment: To be completed at least one week prior to course commencement date
Age: Minimum candidate age is 16 years
Dress: 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.