An important aspect of the Coach Development Programme is running high quality coaching courses to upskill and educate coaches on both what to coach (the 'science') and how to coach (the 'art').
New Zealand Cricket has a clear Coach Pathway which is aligned to the Player Pathway. We advise that coaches should only complete the coaching qualification that is matched to the level of cricketers they are coaching and just as players advance through the Player Pathway, so do the coaches through the Coach Pathway. The new pathway is about horizontal learning, as a result a coach may become an expert at a particular level rather than progressing up the ladder.
Details of the coaching courses run by Auckland Cricket are below. To register on a course or for more information, you can email Leah Marelic at Auckland Cricket, at email@example.com
Year 0-4 years.
Initial Have A Go and Kiwi courses are what we would consider the LEARN and EXPLORE stage of both Coach and Athlete development. All of this feeds into the PARTICIPATE phase.
The focus would not be on the quality of coaches but more on numbers and educating people who understand and care about young Kiwis development. The course is designed for parents, volunteers and teachers.
Key objectives in this area would be on creating awareness and the teaching of the basic skills. The course is athlete focused and the coaches are able to nurture a love of sport and physical activity in general.
These coaches are the gateway to cricket for many young cricketers and parents so it is important the introduce the concept of fair play and understand they are in the business of not only creating better young athletes but also better young people.
This course is based online where you have the freedom to complete the 6 different modules in your own time. If you wish to start your learning click HERE to be directed to New Zealand crickets online modules.
Extension Modules are run for coaches wanting more information to assist them to become more effective Fundamental Coaches.
Year 5-13 years, all formats of cricket including District teams.
3 hours contact time, non-examinable + online modules.
This is firmly based in the PARTICIPATE area focusing on athletes participating in organised sport but at a non-elite level.
Key objectives of the Advanced Foundation course are focusing on; The Coach, The Team, Coaching Plan, The Practice and Match and some Skills and Drills. The course is designed primarily for parents, volunteers and teachers but this is also the initial pathway for student coaches into the coaching pathway.
This course is delivered regionally by the Coach Educators during the summer cricket season.
Online segments for this course are run by New Zealand Cricket and include 6 modules that you can complete in your own time before your practical session. If you wish to start the online modules now click HERE.
Course Cost: $50.00 (incl. GST) per person
Registrations for this course are CLOSED for 2016.
Level 1 Course
15 hours, examinable plus coaching log
Level 1 is still in the Participate area whilst also touching on talent identification. The course is designed for parents, volunteers and teachers who are coaching premier teams or have moved on to some sort of district or representative grade.
Level 1 will be a course run regionally between August-October with applications asked for and participants decided upon by the CoachForce Manager.
The course focuses on; The Role of the Coach, Umpiring, Practice Sessions, Session Plans, Mechanics of Cricket, Skills and Drills, Match Day, Player Maintenance and an introduction to Mental Skills.
Coaches in this area should aim to nurture a love of competing and aspiring to be the best you can be. They should still focus on skill development, tactical understanding and decision making in a competitive environment. They need to understand the need of athletes and create an environment that assists their athletes to perform under pressure. They also need to encourage their athletes to develop a sense of sporting ethics.
The course is delivered in a five module format regionally based using highly qualified Coach Educators. It combines practical sessions and personal study and requires coaches to complete examinable material and 50 hours of coaching to complete.
Prerequisite: Coaching a Cricket Team (CaCT)
Extension Modules - separate modules for coaches wanting more information to assist them to become more effective Development Coaches.
Course Cost: $150.00 (incl.GST) per person
Registrations for the level 1 course have closed for this season.
Level 2 Course
Hawke Cup, Senior Club, School 1st XI and Major Association Underage teams.
Performance Coaching Modules
36 hours, examinable plus coaching log.
This course sits in the PERFORM part of the athlete pathway. These coaches are traditionally experienced development coaches who have shown ability in coaching more talented athletes, former elite players who have shown a desire to become involved in coaching, former high performance coaches who no longer have the time to be involved at a high performance level or professional coaches.
The course focuses on; Coaching Philosophy, Detailed Planning and Evaluation, Performance Analysis, Coaching Process, Effective Team Coaching, Mental Skills, Tactics and Skills and Drills.
Level 2 will be a course run once a year in August/September (if there are sufficient numbers) with applications asked for and participants decided upon by the Coach Development Manager. This course is by invitation only and is intended for elite coaches who have had a considerable period of successful coaching experience and a commitment to coaching at a high level.
Course Cost: $250 (incl. GST) per person
Registrations for this course are now closed for the season.
High Performance Coaching Modules
Black Caps, White Ferns, NZ 'A', U19 and First Class teams.
120 hours, examinable across two years.
This course is by invitation only and is intended for elite coaches who have had a considerable period of successful coaching experience and a commitment to coaching at a high level. The High Performance Coaching Modules is run by New Zealand Cricket.
The course focuses on; Effective Communication, Self-Awareness, Leadership, First Aid, Technology and Analysis, Planning, Cricket Skill Development, Mental Skills, LTAD, Selection and Talent ID, Coaching Process and completion of assessments.
Prerequisite: Performance Coaching Modules
Extension Modules - Ongoing coach education opportunities through coaching forums and practical coaching opportunities provided by either the MA's and/or NZC.