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Coaching

Director of coaching at Birkenhead City Cricket Club is Javeed Ali. If you would like to know anything about coaching courses, would like to become a coach or assist a coach, contact Javeed on 021 183 5876 or javeed@cyclona.co.nz.

1 hour, non-examinable
This course is designed for the parents and coaches of children involved in the Superstar Have-a-Go Cricket programme.  This is the programme run primarily by clubs for 5-7 year olds, introducing these first-time cricketers to the game with an emphasis on fun, participation and skill development.  The coaching course teaches the coaches how to run the programme effectively and comes with a free Have-a-Go coaching manual. Click here for more information. This is a great idea if you want to learn a bit more about the game and passing on your knowledge to youngsters – at this age the more parents there are to help out, with knowledge, the better!

1 hours non-examinable
This course is designed for the parents and coaches of children involved in the Superstar Kiwi Cricket programme.  This is the programme run primarily by clubs for 7-10 year olds which reinforces and adds to the skills learned in the Have-a-Go programme as well as introducing young cricketers to the game of Kiwi Cricket.  The coaching course teaches coaches how to run the programme effectively and comes with a free Kiwi Cricket coaching manual. Click here for more information.

3 hours contact and Online theory component, non-examinable

This is firmly based in the PARTICIPATE area focusing on athletes participating in organised sport but at a non elite level. Again 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.

Key objectives in this area would be to focus on skill development and tactical understanding with varying levels of emphasis on fun and competition depending on the participants needs. The coach has to also understand the different position in the learn and participate stages their athletes will be in.

Primarily the coaches will be parents but this is also the initial pathway for student coaches into the coaching pathway and also where current players will more than likely join or rejoin the pathway.

This course will be delivered regionally in October and November by the Coachforce team. With there being an online module for this course the practical commitment is 3 hours.

The dates of the upcoming courses are:

TBC

Contact Leah Marelic on lmarelic@aucklandcricket.co.nz to find out more and to register.

Cost $35 pp

15 hours, examinable plus coaching log
The Level one modules straddle the Perform and Participate areas whilst also touching on talent identification. These coaches tend to be those supporting a narrower range of athletes who have shown extra ability (premier) and have moved on to some sort of district or representative grade. These can also be coaches who have moved through the grades with their players and show a continued willingness to learn.

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 in the perform phase 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.

Primarily the coaches will be parents but as stated above some students will reach this stage in their pathway. This will also be where first class players will join the coaching pathway in order to gain their qualifications for visa requirements.

The course will continue to be delivered in a five module format regionally based using highly qualified level 2 minimum coaches.

This course combines practical sessions and personal study and is intended for those coaches of 11-a-side teams of Year 7 level and up.  It focuses on planning, the coaching of skills through the principles of biomechanics, and demonstrating an understanding of effective team coaching and the game.

Cost $150 or $25 per module

Contact Leah Marelic on lmarelic@aucklandcricket.co.nz to find out more and to register.

36 hours, examinable plus coaching log
This course sits in the EXCEL and 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 coach has to be able to identify the athletes capable of performing at the highest level and build on all previously learnt skills.

The Level two will continue to be a course run once a year with applications asked for and participants decided upon by the Coachforce Manager and the content worked on and delivered in conjunction with the High Performance Manager and Elite level coaches.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.

This course is intended for serious coaches of 11-a-side teams who have an active coaching record and a commitment to coaching.  It concentrates on detailed planning and evaluation, understanding and using the principles of biomechanics to coach, analyse and improve skills, and demonstrating an understanding of the coaching process and effective team coaching, including game tactics.
Cost $250

Contact Leah Marelic on lmarelic@aucklandcricket.co.nz to find out more.

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 Level 3 Coaching Course is the responsibility of the National Coach Education Manager.

Director of coaching at Birkenhead City Cricket Club is Javeed Ali. If you would like to know anything about coaching courses, would like to become a coach or assist a coach, contact Javeed on 021 183 5876 or javeed@cyclona.co.nz.