Development and Level 2 Coaching Courses now open

Cricket Wellington is now calling for entries for the 2020 Development and Level Two coaching courses. These FREE courses will again be facilitated by the highly regarded Mark Borthwick with support from Matt Wills and members of Wellington’s high-performance coaching community.  


Development Course 

This is a blended course combining online and practical modules alongside personal study and is intended for coaches of intermediate, college, and youth teams who have existing knowledge and/or experience as a coach. The course will cover planning, the role of the coach, skill acquisition, growth and maturation while also delving into what makes an effective coach. 

Minimum Requirements: Advanced Foundation qualification* 


  • Saturday 26th September: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

  • Sunday 27th September: 10:00am – 3:00pm 

Location: Sky Stadium School of Cricket 



Level Two 

This course is for coaches who have an active coaching record and commitment to coaching and have shown ability coaching talented athletes and teams in a variety of settings. Coaches who attend the course will be identified to coach premier club teams, school 1st XI’s and age grade representative teams. The course will cover coaching philosophy, planning and evaluation, performance analysis, coaching process, team coaching, mental skills, and a variety of skills and drills. 

Minimum Requirements: Development (formerly Level One) qualification OR overseas equivalent* 


  • Friday 14th & Friday 21st August: 6:00 - 8:30pm 

  • Saturday 15th & Saturday 22nd August: 9:00am – 5:00pm 

  • Sunday 23rd August: 9:00am – 3:30pm 

Location: Basin Reserve and Sky Stadium School of Cricket 


*Exemptions will be considered for those with an extensive coaching background or former/current performance players who have expressed a desire in pursuing coaching. 

Before an application is considered prospective coaches are required to register on New Zealand Cricket’s coaching portal which can be located here. Coaches must also complete the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults Module. 

If you are interested in attending either of these courses please complete the application form and return to by Monday 13th July. Coaches will be advised of course approval the week of Monday 20th July at which time further information will be provided. 

For a full overview of the NZC coaching pathway please click here.  

Article added: Monday 29 June 2020