Coaching Development

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves” -William Arthur Ward, American Educationalist and Author

This is the philosophy that drives the Cricket Wellington Coachforce department and their coach education programme. Cricket Wellington regards coaches and coaching as critical to its overall strategic success.

Consequently, Cricket Wellington wants every cricketer to have access to an appropriately qualified coach to ensure they reach their potential or desired level of leisure, activity or competition.

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Coaching Development News

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...