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Coaching Courses

The Cricket Wellington Coachforce department offers a variety of coach education courses on behalf of New Zealand Cricket across the foundation, development and performance levels of coaching. The individual courses are tailored to ensure volunteer community coaches, development coaches and semi professional coaches get the very best information and opportunity to develop their coaching skills.

The Wellington courses are delivered and run by experienced educators with a background in both teaching and coaching. The overriding philosophy is that coach development is based on the concept of coaching communities; the needs of the athlete being coached their stage of development as opposed to the levels of coach knowledge and skill.

For further information on the stages of coaching, please see the Coach Education Course Matrix as below;

Foundation Coaching Course - 2017

This course is targeted at coaches both new to the game and with some experience coaching at beginner and junior the level. This course is non-examinable and is run online and can be done by the coach over the period of about an hour. The course provides coaches with a number of the soft skills required for effectively coaching teams at this level.  There is no charge for this course.

An outline of the Foundation Course:

  • Consists of 6 modules and includes Superstar Cricket Academy Stage 1 and Stage 2 modules. On completion of the last module (Superstar Cricket Academy Stage 2, the coaches will be able to download a certificate)
  • This course is free of charge.
  • Practical sessions to assist coaches with delivering the Superstar cricket modules will be run on the following dates; Monday 6th November, Monday 13th November, Monday 20th November and Monday 27th
  • To register for the practical you must have completed the NZC online Foundation module before registering by email with Mark Borthwick on borthwick@firebirds.co.nz for the practical course

The Advanced Foundation Course

This course is targeted at coaches of the hardball game. The course has a 6 module online component and is non-examinable. The online course* focuses on the basic principles of coaching a cricket team and the practical aspect of the course focuses on providing skills and drills that coaches can implement into their practice sessions. The practical section of the course is run over 3 hours at night and can only be completed once the online module has been done.

The cost of this course is $45.00

Advanced Foundation Course:

  • Consists of 6 x online modules and 1 x 3 hour practical module.
  • The coaches must complete the online modules before attending the practical module.
  • The coaches will register for the course through their MA or club as previously done. They will be provided with a login code in order to complete the online modules*.
  • Coaches will be given the Coaching a Cricket team manual at the practical module.
  • Once the practical module is complete the coaches complete a question online whereby they identify 2 or 3 coaching aspects they will work on through the season.

Centralised Practical courses will be run on the following dates at the following venues

Wednesday 8th November – Stadium

Observation and review of coaches working

Seminar room – 6.00pm – 6.30pm

Open Area – 6.30pm – 9.00pm

 

Wednesday 15th November – Stadium

Observation and review of coaches working

Seminar room – 6.00pm – 6.30pm

Open Area – 6.30pm – 9.00pm

 

Wednesday 22nd November – Stadium

Observation and review of coaches working

Seminar room – 6.00pm – 6.30pm

Open Area – 6.30pm – 9.00pm

 

Wednesday 29th November – Stadium

Observation and review of coaches working

Seminar room – 6.00pm – 6.30pm

Open Area – 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Level 1 Coaching Course - 2017

The Level 1 course is a more in-depth course and is an ideal course for coaches who are interested in becoming better informed coaches. The closer study of the game assists coaches to learn about and target the understanding of ages and stages of youth development and it thus focuses coaches on an athlete centred approach and assists them to better understand their charges and plan accordingly. There is also a significant practical skill development component to this course

Cricket Wellington will be running Level 1 courses around the Wellington region throughout winter. The cost of the Level 1 course is $175.00.

Courses will be run on the following dates:

Level A – First course

Monday 14th August – Stadium

Wk 1 Course Introduction, ages and stages, responsibilities of the coach workshop, umpiring.

Booking

Seminar room – 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Warm up games – 8,00pm – 9.00pm open area

 

Monday 21st August – Basin

Wk 2 Batting skills and drills

Booking

Basin Reserve – 6.00pm – 9.00pm – 2 x nets

 

Monday 28th August – Stadium

Wk 3 Practice session workshop, Session plan and workshop, keeping, fielding skills and drills

Booking

Seminar Room – 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Open Area 7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

Monday 4th September – Stadium

Wk 4 Bowling skills and drills

Booking

Seminar room 6.00pm – 7.00pm

2 x nets 7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

Monday 11th September – Stadium

Wk 5 Practical testing

Booking

1 x net in open area 7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

Level I B – Second course

Monday 18th September – Stadium

Wk 1 Course Introduction, ages and stages, responsibilities of the coach workshop, umpiring.

Booking

Seminar room – 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Warm up games – 8,00pm – 9.00pm open area

 

Monday 25th September – Basin

Wk 2 Batting skills and drills

Booking

Basin Reserve – 6.00pm – 9.00pm – 2 x nets

 

Monday 2rd October – Stadium

Wk 3 Practice session workshop, Session plan and workshop, keeping, fielding skills and drills

Booking

Seminar Room – 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Open Area 7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

Monday 9th October – Stadium

Wk 4 Bowling skills and drills

Booking

Seminar room 6.00pm – 7.00pm

2 x nets 7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

Monday 16th October – Stadium

Wk 5 Practical testing

Booking

1 x net in open area 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Level 2 Course - 2017

The Level 2 stage is for coaches of 11 a-side teams who have an active coaching record and a commitment to coaching. It concentrates on detailed planning and evaluation, understanding and using the principles of biomechanics to coach, analysing and improving skills, understanding the coaching process and effective team coaching, including game tactics.

Cricket Wellington runs this Level 2 course through the winter months of June , July and August. The cost of the level 2 course will be $280. The course will follow the below format:

Sun 18th June – Philosophy and planning
Sun 25th  June – Pace bowling
Sun 2nd July – Mental Skills
Sun 9th July – Batting
Sun 23rd July – Spin Bowling
Sun 6th August – Coaching Process
Sun 13th August – Fielding
Sun 20th August – Wicket Keeping

For further information on any of the Wellington School of Cricket’s coaching options, contact:
Mark Borthwick

Ph:04 473 9384
Mobile:021 409 866
Email: m.borthwick@firebirds.co.nz

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