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 Chris Mundell at Auckland Cricket.
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This is a free online and practical course covering the key aspects of coaching (coaching children for fun and success, managing a group, communication and behaviour, providing feedback, ages and stages of beginner players, coaching practice and basic cricket skills).
The online modules can be completed at any time from the comfort of your home.
Mums and dads, grandparents, volunteers, teachers, beginner coaches or cricket development officers wanting to help young 5-15-year-olds mainly involved in modified games or formats (such as Superstar Cricket). These could be run in schools, clubs or the community. It is also useful for mums and dads wanting to help sons or daughters in the backyard, on the beach or in the park.
Online Module: Approximately 70 minutes
Practical Module: Approximately 90 Minutes
Joining the online course is free and easy. Click HERE to register and get started
This course consists of online and practical modules.
The online modules cover many aspects of coaching (role of the coach, selecting a team, developing team values and culture, planning, how to run effective practices, match day routines and tactics, umpiring and scoring)
The practical module consists of skills and drills as well as coaching experience.
Mums and dads, grandparents, volunteers, teachers, beginner coaches or cricket development officers coaching junior hardball cricket. This includes Age and Stage – Primary and Intermediate playing formats played in junior clubs, primary and intermediate schools or hardball cricket in junior secondary schools (Year 9 and 10).
Online – about 2 hours
Practical – 3 hours
How to get started:
Register for a course by clicking on the button below. Complete the online modules at home and contact your local club about the practical module for this course.
There is a cost involved in the Advanced Foundation Course, please contact your local club for specific costs.
Joining the online course is easy. Click HERE to register and get started
Development Course (Formally Level 1)
12-16 Hours (Non-examinable)
This is a blended course which combines online modules, practical modules and personal study and is intended for those coaches of Secondary School, Youth and Intermediate District teams who have some knowledge and/or playing experience of cricket. It is a minimum qualification for DA representative or secondary school 1stXI coaches. It focusses on planning, the role of the coach, skill acquisition, growth and maturation, umpiring, cricket skills and demonstrating an understanding of effective coaching.
Advanced Development Coaching Course
This course is under construction and is intended to provide development coaches with ongoing learning and extension opportunities.
Master Development Coaching Course
This course is under construction and is intended to provide advanced development coaches with ongoing learning and extension opportunities.
Development Course (Formally Level 1) Cost: $150.00 (incl.GST) per person.
Applications will be taken closer to the date of the course, please check back.
Attendees must be able to attend all sessions.
Course #1, September 2019. The practical elements of the course will be held on;
Saturday September 7th, 9m-4pm, Eden park HP
Saturday September 14th, 9am-4pm, Eden Park HP
Level 2 Course
Senior Club, School 1st XI and Major Association Age Group sides.
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 application 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.
In 2019 we are offering two Level 2 Courses;
Level 2 Refresher Course 2019
This course is for those coaches who have completed the Level 2 course prior to 2015 or who currently hold an equivalent international qualification and need to refresh the course to be deemed qualified here in NZ. Coaches who apply should be coaching currently and actively looking to develop further. This course has limited space and applications will not be taken after the closing date, attendees must be able to attend all sessions.
Dates for this course are;
Friday July 26th, 6pm-9pm, Eden Park
Saturday July 27th, 9am-4pm, Eden Park
Sunday July 28th, 9am-4pm, Eden Park.
To apply please CLICK HERE to fill out an application form. Entries close July 15th
Level 2 Coaching Course 2019
This course is for those coaches who have completed the Development (level 1) course and have been coaching at a District, Senior Club, Secondary School First XI level. This course has limited space and applications will not be taken after the closing date, attendees must be able to attend all sessions.
Dates for this course are;
Friday August 2nd, 6pm-9pm, Eden Park
Saturday August 3rd, 9am-5pm, Eden Park
Sunday August 4th, 9am-5pm, Eden Park
Saturday August 10th, 9am-5pm, Eden Park
Sunday August 11th, 9am-5pm, Eden Park
To apply please CLICK HERE to fill out an application form. Entries close July 26th
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.