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The Level 1 course is the perfect online cricket coaching course for anyone looking to take a more active role in the game. Whether you are a coach starting out with a passion for wanting to develop players, a parent helping children understand more about the game and embrace a love for cricket or a volunteer in a local cricket community, this course is a great place to start.
Access to 6 unique course modules that cover all the foundations of cricket
Certificate of competence endorsed by Gary Kirsten
Access to the course content for 3 months to complete
Up-to-date coaching information to become a better coach to your players or children as a parent
Complete the course online and in your own time
Easy to understand
Course is in English and designed to help coaches progress at their own pace
What the course covers
Section 1: The Coach
The game has changed and so has coaching. Coaching in the modern game requires coaches to reevaluate their approach, their style and their knowledge. In this module, we cover various coaching characteristics, discuss the art and science of coaching and help coaches communicate more effectively with individuals and teams. It is our ability to understand ourselves as coaches and the role we play in setting up safe, fun and positive environments which will foster a love for the game and development of players at all ages and standards.
Section 2: The Player
Players have differing needs depending on skill, personality and motivations. Understanding these nuances enables a coach to be able to connect with the player and aid him or her in development and growth of their games. Using an adapted Long Term Athlete Development model, we uncover what truly makes a player tick and how to get the best out of players at any stage of the game. The intersection of what the player feels and what the coach sees is where the gold of coaching lies, in this module we pull back the curtain on understanding the player and facilitate learning accordingly.
Section 3: The game
All coaches should have a basic understanding of batting which include the technical fundamentals, being able to help a player with a game plan to score runs and keep their wicket and be able to run effective sessions through dynamic drills to correct errors and help players batters solve challenges they are facing in the middle. This includes seam and spin, various lengths and lines and tactical know how. In this module we cover all and more you will need to improve batters at all levels.
Coaching bowling involves a great deal of detail and repetition. In this module, we cover the philosophies of bowling coaching with some insights from some of the world’s best coaches. Whether its coaching a wrist spinner or teaching a pacer to swing the ball, a coach requires knowledge and quality processes to be able to optimise the potential of any bowler.
The basics of fielding are often overlooked, but are critically important to the development of a player. Understanding the nuances of technique across the domains of collection, throwing and catching is a foundation of a coaches playbook. With a full drill library and training plans which can be used across ages and skill levels, this module covers all you need to know and more to make any player an asset on the field in all positions.
The foundational skills of a wicket keeper are of paramount importance and it is not uncommon to watch professional keepers drilling the basics day after day. In this module, we deep dive into catching techniques, stumping methods and roles of a wicket keeper which are key to the teams success.
This course will help you create a safe, fun, and positive cricket environment for your players and your team.
The course blends course material through a user-friendly learner management system with community support and a range of resources to provide you with the foundational skills to coach players of all ages.
In this course we will focus on the player, the game, and you as a coach. You will learn from Gary Kirsten and our specialist CoachED team who will share their experiences and knowledge using interactive videos, audio and state of the art digital tools and resources to accelerate your learning. You will also connect with like-minded people via our coaching community to explore and share your stories while gaining advice and support throughout the course giving you the chance to apply practical skills to real-life coaching sessions.
To complete the CoachED Foundation LEVEL 1 you will need to work through 3 e-learning modules which can be completed in your own time over a 3 month period as well as completing a short online examination and assessment.