Cricket Wales recognises that Coach Education plays a pivotal role in the overall development of cricket within the country and will run various courses throughout the winter months of 2012/13 to expand and improve its existing coaching base.
Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cricket
ECB Coaching Assistant
These courses (12 hours + assessment) will help you to assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision.
This may include running warm ups / cool downs, small sided games and small group work. The target audience for this course is:
Parents helping out at club junior sections
Volunteers working in club junior sections
Adults assisting club coaches on club junior practice nights
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cricket
The role of the ECB Coach Award holder is to be able to “Prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions”. This course (24 hours + 6 sessions of supervised coaching + assessment) will help you to be able to:
Introduce and develop the game of cricket to people of all ages in an enjoyable way
Develop FUNdaMENTAL movement skills
Develop and improve players (as people as well as cricketers) particularly at FUNdaMENTAL and Learning to Train stages of the LTAD model
Develop your coaching skills, knowledge and qualities
The target audience for this course is people who have gained the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cricket and have previous experience of playing / coaching cricket.
Both courses will require attendance or evidence of attendance on a Good Practice Child Protection course and a minimum 3 hour First aid course as well as the enhanced CRB check.
ECB Coach Development Workshops
In addition to the Coach Qualification Courses, Cricket Wales will be running Coach Development Workshops for those qualified coaches who wish to develop their own coaching skills and prepare for the ECB Club Coach award or Level 3. These workshops will be three hours in duration and are non-assessed.
ECB Club Coach Assessment
The ECB Club Coach qualification is designed for coaches working in club and school environments who will have access to and responsibility for developing talented players in addition to their other coaching roles. The qualification will also in future be mandatory for coaches who wish to take the UKCC3 Course, as way of preparation.
Coaches will be assessed on their ability to:
Observe and analyse talented players through video analysis
How well they are able to work with a small group of players on tactical and technical development in a net situation.
To apply for any of the above-named courses in Wales, please visit the Cricket Wales website.