Coaching

Coaching in County Cricket: what better place to learn

Wellington Firebirds’ Assistant Coach, Glenn Pocknall, has been taking us on a journey through his development as a coach. In this week’s post, he looks back five years to a northern hemisphere summer spend with Sussex in the UK. You can read Glenn’s previous post here.   It’s fair to...

Glenn Pocknall: My Dutch Experience, 2011

Glenn Pocknall’s coaching reflections reach 2011 and his time spent in Holland working with the Ajax Cricket Club. You can read Glenn’s last post here.   I hopped off the plane in Wellington, New Zealand in September 2011, feeling relieved to be home. After being away for six months, living...

Developing Coaches Soak Up Learning

Ten coaches from across the Wellington region recently completed the New Zealand Cricket Level II course in Wellington. The seven modules of the course included opportunities for coaches to develop their coaching philosophy, develop an understanding of the coaching process through exploring Ericsson and Kolbe’s research, and listening to and...

Overseas Leap: time to make some sacrifices

In his fourth post reflecting on his development as a coach, Glenn Pocknall looks at the process for making a tough decision that had a big pay-off in terms of his career. In 2011 I had just finished up the season coaching the Karori Cricket Club in Wellington. While reflecting...

New 1st XI Coach for Wellington College

Following the resignation of previous Wellington College 1st XI coach, Harry Boam, the Wellington College Cricket Club (WCCC) convened a selection panel to advertise, interview and recruit a replacement for Harry. Six strong applications were received from within Wellington coaching circles and four were shortlisted for interviews. After a thorough...

My Theme Going From Teenagers To Adults

In the third post of Wellington Firebirds’ Assistant Coach, Glenn Pocknall’s ongoing reflection on his development as a coach, he looks at the move from coaching age-group teams to taking the reigns at an adult senior club side. You can read Glenn’s first post here, and his second one here....

Failure Made Me Take A Good Hard Look At Myself

In the second of a series of posts, Wellington Firebirds’ Assistant Coach Glenn Pocknall looks back at his first experience at the helm of the Wellington U19 team and reflects on what he learnt from failure and feedback. You can read Glenn’s first post here and visit his website here....

New Head Coach for the Wellington Blaze

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of Christie van Dyk as Head Coach of the Wellington Blaze for the 2017-18 season. A New Zealand Cricket Level III coach with experience in the Cricket Wellington representative programme, van Dyk’s coaching expertise has helped prepare many young players for elevation...

From Guillotinest to High Performance Coach; how it all started

Glenn Pocknall is the current Assistant Coach of the Firebirds, a role he has had since 2013, although his involvement with coaching Cricket Wellington sides goes back to 2003. His experience, working his way from coaching the Wellington U15 team through to his current role, is a great example of...

Level II Coaching Course – Register Now

Calling all Coaches…do you want to improve a skill, inspire a team, deliver a productive session and enhance a players experience?! The winter months allow an opportunity to assess and reflect on a season gone by. As coaches, just like players, many coaches begin to look to next season where...