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LEVEL ONE (DEVELOPMENT) – COACHING COURSE

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Message to Presenters 3

Introduction 4

Course Administration 5

Competency Based Training Delivery 8

Recognition of Prior Learning 8

Reaccreditation 9

Competency Statements 9

Cricket – Inclusive and Embracing 9

Course Time Allocation - 2 Day Course 10 Course Time Allocation - 1 Day Course 11

Principles of Coaching 13 Principles of Teaching 15 Batting 17 Bowling 21 Fielding 25 Wicket Keeping 27

Group Management and Safety 30

State and Territory Pathways 32

Game Strategy/Game Sense 32

Cricket Coaches Australia (CCA) 34

Well Played Guidelines 34

Practical Assessment 35

Assessment 35

Assessment Requirements 36

Types of Assessment 36

Assessment Task Summary 37

Practical Assessment Sheet 38

Appendix A - Coach Reaccreditation Form 39

Appendix B - CCA Flyer 40

Compulsory Texts 41

Additional Reading 41

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Section

The Role and Skills of a Coach

B

Section

Skill Acquisition

C

Section

Creating the Environment

D

Section

Preparing the Athlete

E

Section

Professional Development

Preamble

Assessment

End notes

Presenter

Guidelines

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Congratulations on being identified and selected as a presenter of the Level One (Development) Coaching Course. This course is registered with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), designed by Cricket Australia and delivered by States and Territories who are registered to provide ongoing support and training to you, the presenter, ensuring that minimum standards are maintained.

The future success of Australian Cricket will be determined by the quality of coaching delivered at all levels of the game. Coaches create the learning environment which provides an inclusive and fun experience with maximum participation. The shift in coach education has fundamentally been a move from “What to Coach” to “How to Coach” focusing on engaging participants in a variety of ways to enable the Coach and player to learn implicitly through self discovery.

This Course Presenters Manual is a refreshed version from the 2007 published copy and requires existing presenters to become familiar with the new content. In particular it highlights our focus on being proactive to educate our coaches on Well Played – Australian Cricket’s Playing Policy and Guidelines, in addition to introducing our new flagship resource - the Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD-Rom.

Please take the time to read and plan for teaching coaches how to assist in providing inclusive coaching environments through the use of the T.R.E.E. methodology. This will be assessed in the candidate’s workbook and thus requires you to now include this section in the course.

Australian Cricket’s Education & Training Representatives have established the vision of developing outstanding cricket educators. We acknowledge that you, the presenter, have an enormous direct impact on the quality of coaches we develop and indirectly on the growth of playing participants at grass roots level.

We thank you for your continued support of Australian Cricket as we strive to achieve our vision: Cricket – Australia’s Favourite Sport.

Long Live Cricket!

ANDREW LARRATT

EDUCATION & TRAINING MANAGER CRICKET AUSTRALIA

Education & Training – Developing Outstanding Cricket Educators.

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This document refers to the Level One (Development) Course, appropriate to all beginner coaches normally coaching at Have A Go Programs, Primary or Secondary Schools, or Junior/Senior Cricket Clubs. In effect, the document more closely defines what we already do in delivering our courses. It deals with the topics we cover, why we cover them, the key points for each topic, appropriate references, possible presentation styles, various assessment strategies for each topic, and an overall assessment checklist and evaluation forms for use in assessing the course itself.

It highlights two major changes introduced over recent years:

• Implementing Competency Based Training & Assessment (CBT), and

• Attempting to ensure the Ethical Behaviour of coaches through an agreement to conform to the Cricket Australia Coach’s Code of Behaviour.

• CBT relates to the need to assess coaches in terms of a defined minimum competency: what the coach does not simply what he/she knows.

CBT is not about passing/failing. It is about working towards demonstrating the appropriate coaching attitudes, behaviours and skills to warrant being regarded as a “Level One (Development) Coach”. The competency expected of a Level One (Development) Coach is that he/she can:

“plan, prepare and conduct a training session in a safe and appropriate environment using a range of specified coaching skills.”

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“plan, prepare and conduct a match day program in a safe and appropriate environment using a range of specified coaching skills.”

Each State and Territory, therefore, needs to assess each coach against this standard. THIS MANUAL

This manual aims to provide guidance to two key groups in Coach Education in Australian cricket: • State/Territory Cricket Association Coaching Managers and,

• Cricket Australia Level One (Development) Course Presenters GENERAL INFORMATION

Course Provider details: Name: Cricket Australia

Address: 60 Jolimont Street, Jolimont, Victoria, 3002 Telephone: 03 9653 9999

Fax: 03 9653 9911

Email: cca@cricket.com.au

Copyright Information

©Cricket Australia - Copyright exists on this course and its support materials. Licensing/Franchise Arrangements.

State and Territory Cricket Associations affiliated to Cricket Australia (of which Cricket Australia Game Development is the development arm) are endorsed to deliver this course on behalf of Cricket Australia. No fees apply to this arrangement. No other groups will be endorsed as providers of this course.

Course Administration Name of the Course

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The compulsory units of the ASC Level One Coaching Principles are integrated into this course. Nominal Duration of course

14 hours course work

Practical Assessment completed within 6 weeks of course OR in course time. Target market for courses

This course is designed for beginner/inexperienced coaches of players of all ages in introductory programs (Have A Go, Kanga Cricket or CricHit), or in school or club teams.

The potential target market includes parents, teachers, ex-athletes, tertiary and senior secondary students.

Course pre-requisites

Participants are not required to have completed any other courses for entry into the Level One (Development) Course, although many may have completed the Cricket Australia Orientation to Coaching Course (non-accredited).

Number of participants

A minimum of 10 participants is required for this course or the number required to “break-even” for the course.

This figure is a guide only and will depend on the local circumstances. Direction needs to be sought from the State/Territory Coaching Manager in circumstances where special local requirements are needed.

Policy on Practical Coaching Experience

No previous experience is required to undertake this course. Payment of course fees

All participants must pay the course fee before commencing the course. The course fees will include compulsory texts and course costs such as speaker fees, facility hire and equipment.

Australian Cricket provides the first two years of accreditation free which includes CCA membership. Course Kit

Level One (Development) Course Kit items are provided to candidates in two parts: Part 1 – Handed out in week one of course

• Level One (Development) Workbook • Australian Cricket Coach Manual • CCA Flyer

Part 2 – Handed out in week two of course • CCA lanyard

• Cricket Activities Booklet • Coaching Guide CD-Rom

• Game Development Resource Promotional flyer

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Cricket Coaches Australia Membership

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, membership subscription for two years for Cricket Coaches Australia is provided to all accreditated coaches free of charge.

When reaccrediting, coaches also automatically become CCA members and receive the benefits package. Physical screening check

Participants should have a personal fitness level that will enable them to physically complete the practical requirements of the course. Course Presenters will reserve the right to request proof of adequate health status from a medical practitioner. Participants who are unable to meet this requirement will undertake alternative activities during the practical components of the course. This requirement needs to be made known to prospective applicants.

POLICE CHECK

All applicants, as a condition of acceptance to a Cricket Australia NCAS Course must consent to abiding by Australian and State/Territory Government legislation in relation to screening of coaches and agreement to undergoing a Police Check.

This requirement needs to be made known to prospective applicants. Age of entry into the program

Candidates must be 16 years of age on the date that the course requirements are completed to be eligible for accreditation.

This requirement needs to be made known to prospective applicants.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must attend a full course in order to be eligible for accreditation. While the course is offered at a time that considers the needs of the applicants some participants may need to attend two or more courses to complete all of the course sessions. In this case they will pay only the fee for one course. In cases where such attendance is not possible, the Course Presenter must consult with the State/ Territory Coaching Manager (refer below to Customisation of Courses).

This requirement needs to be made known to prospective applicants.

ACCESS AND EQUITY

To promote access and equity, this course will:

Have no entry restrictions other than a minimum age limit of 16 years

Be flexible in written assessment to allow those with special needs to undertake an alternative form of assessment if necessary.

PRESENTER QUALIFICATIONS Course Presenters must possess:

• formal Cricket Australia National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) accreditation, preferably a minimum of Level Two (Advanced) Coach;

• They should also possess a thorough understanding of the Cricket Australia NCAS;

• In addition, all presenters must be approved, trained and registered by State/Territory Coaching Managers as a Cricket Australia Level One (Development) Coaching Course Presenter

PRESENTER TRAINING

Cricket Australia and its affiliates will provide all presenters with opportunities for initial training and

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REGISTER OF COURSE PRESENTERS

Course Presenters are to be recorded by States and Territories by ticking the appropriate box on the Cricket Coaches Australia (CCA) website at http://cca.cricket.com.au . This list of presenters can and will be requested by Cricket Australia.

PRESENTER FEES

As a guide, presenters will be paid according to guidelines developed by Cricket Australia. QUALITY CONTROL

The following procedures need to be put in place to ensure quality control of courses:

• Maintenance of a Directory of Course Presenters by State and Territory Coach Education and Training Representatives

Presenters are to receive updates when changes to the course occur or every four years as required by the Australian Sports Commission.

• On-going development of presenters’ skills

• Evaluation of presenters by course participants through course evaluation forms (See “Level One Course Evaluation Form”)

• Direct observation by State and Territory Coach Education and Training Representatives via random visits to courses within their State/Territory.

VENUE

Cricket Ground/Indoor Venue

A cricket playing field with adequate lighting (if evening sessions) and/or a large indoor area (basketball court/ open gymnasium) are essential for the practical components of the course. Such facilities need to satisfy health and safety standards and should be wheelchair accessible.

Theory Space

A work environment in which lecture-style presentations can be delivered is required, but a space which converts to, or is adjacent to, an open (or indoor) area for immediate practical work is preferred.

RECORDS

State and Territory Coach Education and Training managers are required to; • Upload successful candidates to the coach database in a timely fashion

http://coachdatabase.cricket.com.au/adminlogin.aspx • Provide the certificate of completion to candidates

COURSE EVALUATION PROCESS

All participants will complete a “Course Participants Evaluation” form and submit to the Course Presenter or directly to the State/Territory.

AWARDS/ENTITLEMENTS

Upon successful completion of the course the participant will receive: • An electronic letter of congratulations confirming accreditation

• A Cricket Australia Level One (Development) certificate from the State/Territory body • A Cricket Australia CCA membership card from Cricket Australia

• Details of updating requirements from Cricket Australia • Membership benefits as a CCA member

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Course Workshop

Participants attend workshops/presentations over a minimum of 14 hours. Customisation of Courses

Where an entire group has pre-existing skills, the State/Territory Coaching Manager has the discretion to tailor the course to the participants and emphasise (or spend less time) on particular sections. This may apply most readily to trainee and trained primary and secondary school teachers.

Similarly, where a State/Territory Coaching Manager is aware of major difficulties experienced by individuals or groups (perhaps through limited access to course or distances to be covered by candidates to attend) a decision can be made to deliver components of the course through use of the Coaching Guide CD Rom, Australian Cricket Coach Manual and Workbook followed by a full day practical course and assessment.

There will be no honorary accreditation. All coaches must satisfy the competencies of each particular level of accreditation as it applies to Australian cricket.

All applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) complete with supportive documentation must be forwarded to the State/Territory Coaching Manager who will then make a determination. The onus of proof of RPL is on the applicant insofar as he/she needs to state which competencies he/she possesses against the stated competencies outlined for the Cricket Australia Level One (Development) NCAS accreditation course.

A non-refundable fee of $100 payable to the State Foundation/Trust will apply for all RPL applications to cover administration costs.

If successful, costs of accreditation will be carried by the applicant.

Details of all candidates granted exemptions must be forwarded to the Cricket Australia Education and Training Manager.

Credits for prior learning study or coaching principles

The Level One (Development) Course in Australian cricket is an integrated course (i.e. the General Principles and the Sport-Specific Components are integrated into the one course). Therefore prior knowledge in technical areas of, for instance, communication, planning or physical conditioning, are regarded as less important than being exposed to these areas of expertise as they apply to Australian cricket.

Since there is no sport-specific component for Level One Cricket, credits for prior learning in a non-cricket environment are not recognised, unless the candidate also meets the credits for sport-specific knowledge (below).

Credits for sport-specific knowledge

Candidates possessing evidence of having achieved the following standards may gain exemption from certain practical components of the Level One course:

• Coaches and players with Australian senior representative teams with experience of two years or more • Coaches and players with State senior team with experience of four years or more

Candidates may only gain credit for course elements that relate to how to perform skills/or knowledge of basic tactics. No credit will be given for topics related to how to coach the skills or tactics unless competence in that area can be demonstrated or proof has been provided (e.g. RPL above).

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Competency Based Training Delivery

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UPDATING

Accreditation automatically expires after two years.

To reaccredit as a Cricket Australia NCAS Level One (Development) Coach, a coach must: EITHER

Complete another Cricket Australia accredited course within two years OR

Reaccredit by meeting the following requirements:

• Complete the online reaccreditation process at http://cca.cricket.com.au entering your username and password before clicking the reaccreditation button.

• Complete the statement of coaching including proof of active involvement in the coaching period • Update personal details

• Attend a Cricket Coaches Australia seminar or workshop.

Refer to Appendix A (page 39) for a copy of the Cricket Coaches Australia Reaccreditation form.

At the completion of this course the coach will be able to:

1. plan, prepare and conduct a training session in a safe and appropriate environment using a range of specified coaching skills, and

2. plan, prepare and conduct an appropriate match day routine in a safe and appropriate environment using a range of specified coaching skills.

The Coach will also be aware of, and agree to conform to expected ethical behaviour as outlined in the Cricket Australia Coach’s Code of Behaviour.

As detailed in ‘Well played – Australian cricket’s playing policies and guidelines’, Cricket Australia aims to improve opportunities available to non-traditional participants in cricket, including people with disabilities. Coaches have an important role to play in helping increase the opportunities available by including people with disabilities in games and activities. If required, games and activities can be modified to make it easier for people with disabilities to participate with their peers. Coaches can adopt the TREE principle (refer to Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD Rom) by changing the:

• Teaching/Coaching style • Rules

• Equipment • Environment

A coach must be able to organise, observe, analyse, communicate and provide solutions and strategies – a good coach must also be inclusive. Being an inclusive coach means offering programs and experiences that meet the individual needs of every player. Coaches will already possess many of the qualities and skills required in order to cater for people with disabilities – eg being able to adapt programs for those players with an injury or who are developing their skills and fitness at a different rate to others in the group. Inclusive coaching therefore is no more than good coaching practice.

In all instances, coaches should focus on what the person can do rather on what they can’t - think ability, not disability.

The Cricket Australia website provides contact details for national sports organisations for people with disabilities (www.cricket.com.au).

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Reaccreditation

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Competency Statements

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Course Time Allocation – Two Day Course

The two day course involves 14 contact hours and is a face to face learning environment. This course presenter’s manual is based on providing presenters with a guide to delivering the full two day course. Please advise candidates that to complete the workbook they will require access to the Laws of Cricket and Well Played via the CCA website at http://cca.cricket.com.au

Introduction 15 Minutes

Section A - The Role and Skills of a Coach 1.5hrs Principles of Coaching

Principles of Teaching Section B – Skill Acquisition

Batting 2 hrs

Bowling 2.5 hrs

Fielding 2 hrs

Wicket Keeping 1 hr

Section C - Creating the Environment

Group Management and Safety Included throughout course

Section D – Player Development 2 hrs

State and Territory Pathways Game Strategy/Game Sense

Section E – Professional Development 15 mins

Cricket Coaches Australia (CCA) Well Played Guidelines

Assessment

Practical Assessment 2.5 hrs

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Course Time Allocation – One Day Course

The one day course involves 6-7.5 contact hours and is a combination of e-learning through the ASC Online Beginning Coaching General Principles approx (6 hours online) and a customised face to face learning environment. This course presenter’s manual can be used to extract the Cricket specific content. Please advise candidates that to complete the workbook they will require access to the Laws of Cricket and Well Played via the CCA website at http://cca.cricket.com.au

Part 1 - Online Beginning Coaching General Principles

Cricket Australia has embraced e-learning by including the online Beginning Coaching General Principles to enable a one day course particularly for aspiring coaches from remote areas.

The course is available from the Australian Sports Commission’s new online learning portal: https://learning.ausport.gov.au. Course Presenters who are delivering this one day cricket specific course are required to complete the online beginner coaching general principles component and submit the certificate to their Coach Education and Training Manager. In addition Presenters are asked to collect a copy of the candidate’s online certificate before allowing them to undertake the practical component.

Part 2 – Practical (6 – 7.5 hours)

Introduction 15 mins

Section A - The Role and Skills of a Coach 15 mins

A review and general discussion on the online beginner coaching general principles

Section B – Skill Acquisition 3.5 hrs

Batting, Bowling, Fielding, Wicket Keeping Section C - Creating the Environment

Group Management and Safety (included throughout course) Section D – Player Development

State and Territory Pathways 15 mins

Game Strategy/Game Sense 1 hr

Section E – Professional Development 15 mins

Cricket Coaches Australia (CCA) Well Played Guidelines

Assessment

Practical Assessment 2 hrs

Total 7.5 hrs

The above course time allocation is a guide and the content to be presented is to be customised from the full two day course content contained within this Course Presenters manual.

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The Role and

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A

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THE ROLE AND SKILLS OF A COACH

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PROCESS

Interactive Lecture

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At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to: • Reflect on their role as a coach

• Develop a coaching philosophy

• Identify a range of coaching principles • Select their coaching style

• Determine their coaching objectives • Identify the qualities of a successful coach

• Lap top computer & speakers (optional) • Data projector (optional)

• Whiteboard & markers • Butchers paper

• Coaching Guide CD-Rom • Workbook

• Course Presentations

• Australian Cricket Coach (manual)

• Laws of Cricket 2000 Code (Second Edition - 2003)

• Well Played – Australian Cricket’s Playing Policy and Guidelines

At the conclusion of this unit, coaches will:

• State their role as a coach in relation to the age group and level of competition involved; • State their philosophy of coaching;

• Demonstrate an understanding of Well Played – Australian Cricket’s Playing Policy and Guidelines; • Identify a range of coaching principles;

• Describe their coaching style;

• State their objectives for the coming season; • Describe the qualities of a successful coach

COMPENTENCIES

RESOURCES

OUTCOMES

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Welcome/Introduction – 15mins Principles of Coaching – 1hr

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CONTENT AREA

Principles of Coaching

Presentation/Discussion Presentations Workshop

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THE ROLE AND SKILLS OF A COACH

Principles of Coaching

CONTENT AREA

Welcome/Introduction (15 minutes) • Introduction of course presenter

• Information provided on Cricket Australia National Coaching Accreditation Scheme

• Introductory activity • Overview of the Course

- Explain desired outcomes of the course - Explain Course Schedule

- Explain use of the Course Materials

• Candidates provide a brief background of themselves and state what they want to get out of the course

Principles of Coaching (45 minutes)

• Candidates to reflect on their role as a coach • What is a coaching philosophy?

• How does Well Played – Australian Cricket’s Coaching Policy and Guidelines apply to a coaching philosophy?

• Candidates to reflect on their own coaching philosophy

• Workshop - two groups. Why do players play? Why do coaches coach? • Selecting a coaching style

- Command - Submissive - Cooperative

• Workshop - What are the qualities of a successful coach? - Refer to the ‘Top 15’

Communication (15 minutes)

• What are effective communication skills? • Verbal/Non-verbal communication • Six steps to communication • Active listening skills

• Group management and discipline

- How to organise groups to maximise time - What can cause disruptive behaviour?

Presentation/ Discussion Talk/Activity Brief Talk Show & Tell Discussion

White Board Powerpoint

Presentation/ Discussion

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Principles of Teaching

30mins

At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to: • Explain the different methods of teaching skills

• Identify the different stages of skill acquisition • Understand the principles of learning

• Explain the importance of a coaching plan • Develop a coaching plan

• Lap top computer & speakers (optional) • Australian Cricket Coach (manual) • Data projector (optional)

• Whiteboard & markers • Butchers paper

• Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD-Rom

• Laws of Cricket 2000 Code (Second Edition - 2003)

Presentation/Discussion

CONTENT AREA

Planning (30 minutes )

• Explain the importance of a coaching plan

• Types of plan - Skill Development v Practice Session • Structure of a plan

• Candidates to discuss and refine their own session plan (pre-course) • Factors affecting planning a session

Principles of Teaching

• Explain the principles of learning • What is a skill?

- Closed/Open skills - Phases of skill acquisition - Cognitive

- Associative - Autonomous

- SPIR, GAME and TREE - teaching methods (refer to Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD Rom)

Presentation/ Discussion Presentation

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Batting

2hrs Peer Coaching

At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to:

• Demonstrate and explain the correct technique involved in batting • Demonstrate a variety of front and back-foot batting drills

• Know the type of delivery that each batting stroke is played to • Organise a drill that demonstrates a safe learning environment

• Bats

• Balls (red, yellow, white, orange) • Incrediballs

• Kanga stumps and bases • Batting tees

• Australian Cricket Coach (book)

• Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD Rom

At the conclusion of this unit coaches will:

• Explain and demonstrate the major coaching points involved in batting; • State suitable drills that can be used to practice front and back foot shots; • Organise a drill demonstrating a safe learning environment

COMPETENCIES

• This competency will be assessed through observation of participant involvement in group practical sessions, together with assessment of individual practical tasks to be conducted at the conclusion of the course

• Candidates will also be assessed on their ability to demonstrate a safe learning environment • Participate in workshops on the batting core principles through play practice activities.

ASSESSMENT TASKS

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SKILL ACQUISITION

CONTENT AREA

Cover the fundamentals of Batting with explanations, demonstrations and participant involvement

• Grip & Stance

- hands together, middle of handle - V’s point forward of the spine of bat - feet approximately shoulder width apart - side-on

- knees relaxed, slightly bent - eyes level

- weight on balls of feet • Backswing

- foot, shoulders, arms and bat move in unison and the same plane - backlift between WK and 1st slip

- keep hands in close to body

- full sole of the weight supporting foot is kept in contact with the ground - body weight of other foot is on ball of foot

• Downswing

- complete step towards the line of the ball before downswing starts - knees brace and feet remain still

- shoulders, arms and bat rotate forward in the same plane • Impact

- watch the ball - full face of the bat

- bat swings along the line of the target for as long as possible • Follow-Through

- bat continues to swing through the line of the target after impact - bat finishes over the shoulder

- feet remain still throughout the stroke

Explain and demonstrate the key coaching points of each batting stroke

Front foot defence - watch the ball - head still

- step towards the line of the ball - transfer weight

- soft hands

- full face of the bat Front foot leg glance - played in line with front leg

Batting

Presentation/ Peer Coaching Refer to: Australian Cricket Coach (manual), Coaching Guide CD Rom Encourage Questions, Demonstrations & Interaction

Peer identification & change:

In pairs, one batter demonstrates grip & stance, partner observes and makes changes.

Swap after changes have been identified and discussed with

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SKILL ACQUISITION

CONTENT AREA

Front foot drives (straight, off, cover, on) - play to full pitch ball

- extension of front foot drive - acceleration in downswing - top hand in control

- full face of bat and follow through Back foot defence

- move back foot back and across to off stump - front foot back and in line with body

- front elbow high - top hand firm - bottom hand relaxed Back foot leg glance

- assume same position as back defence - turn wrists as ball contacts bat

Back foot drive - stabilize back foot

- keep arms in close to body - head steady, eyes level

- front elbow high at point of contact - full swing of bat

Cut

- back foot back and across - head to line of the ball - extend arms

- keep hands high - don’t lean back Pull

- back foot back and across - head steady

- arms extended - rotate shoulders - roll wrists Hook

- back foot back and across - get body inside line of the ball - hit down on ball if possible Sweep

- ball should be hit on half-volley (or on the full) - cover the line of ball with pads

- bat in horizontal plane at impact - don’t try to hit the ball too hard - bat comes from high to low - weight should be forward

Batting

Create an environment where candidates can become ‘the coach’. Explain the techniques of evasion when discussing back foot shots. Explain the techniques of evasion when discussing back foot shots.

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Section

SKILL ACQUISITION

CONTENT AREA

Running between wickets calling - three calls

- Yes, No or Wait

- striker to call unless unsighted (that is, behind square) Technique

- non-striker to back up

- move low into crease when turning

- carry bat in appropriate hand when turning to be able to keep ball in view - slide the bat into crease when completing run/s

Establishing a safe learning environment In groups of 4:

• One player is to take a batting skill learned on the day: – establish a safe learning environment for 3 people – teach the skill with all players participating

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Bowling

2.5hrs

At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to: • Identify and explain the coaching progression for pace bowling • Demonstrate methods for teaching bowling

• Discuss the variations in pace bowling

• Identify and explain the coaching progression for spin bowling • Discuss the variations in spin bowling

• Demonstrate a variety of bowling drills

• Balls (with seam, and two opposing colours) • Kanga Stumps

• Markers/cones

• Australian Cricket Coach (manual) • Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD Rom

At the conclusion of this unit, coaches will:

• Identify and explain coaching points for bowling (fast & spin) with an emphasis on biomechanical principles

• Demonstrate two different methods of teaching bowling; • Explain the variations that can be used in spin and fast bowling; • Demonstrate a variety of bowling drills

Presentation/Peer Coaching

RESOURCES

COMPETENCIES

• Refer to Assessment Tasks page 38

ASSESSMENT TASKS

CONTENT AREA

Teaching Bowling

Candidates are asked to use non-dominant arm when attempting bowling to understand the challenge of being a first time bowler.

1. Rock ‘n Bowl

• Stationary (no run-up)

• Bowler side-on to target, non-bowling arm up “reaching for the sky” • Looking through the window that is made by the arm slightly across the face and looking over the front shoulder

Progression • Breaking down the skills into chunks • Teaching from closed to open utilising basic skill progressions

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SKILL ACQUISITION

Bowling

CONTENT AREA

• Bowler:

-rocks back and puts weight on the back foot -transfers weight to front foot and releases the ball 2. Rock ‘n Bowl & Follow-through

• As above, plus

• After release, the bowler:

- Brings bowling arm across the body - Places it “in his back pocket”, and - Moves 3-4 paces down the wicket to dissipate momentum

3. Leg Up, Rock ‘n Bowl & Follow-through • Stationary position (i.e., no run-up)

• Bowler side-on to target, non- bowling arm up “reaching for the sky”

• Looking through the window that is made by the arm slightly across the face and looking over the front shoulder

• Lift front leg straight up • Bowler:

- rocks back and puts weight on the back foot - transfers weight to front foot and releases the ball • After release, the bowler:

- Brings bowling arm across the body - Places it “in his back pocket”, and

- Moves 3-4 paces down the wicket to dissipate momentum

Bowling Fundamentals (1 hour)

Grip

- first two fingers apart on top of seam - thumb underneath the ball on the seam Run-up

- accelerate gradually - keep arms in close to body

- all body movements to be in the direction of the target - head steady, eyes fixed on the target

Gather

- all body movements directed at the target, including the jump

- bowling hand, ball and arms kept under shoulder level until airborne in the gather - arms move continuously with a forward motion (bowling hand does not stop) Back foot impact

- be in posture (hips and shoulders aligned)

Presentation Peer Coaching

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SKILL ACQUISITION

CONTENT AREA

Delivery stride

- pull the front arm strongly down the target line and keep the elbow close to the body - arms and shoulders rotate as vertically as possible towards the batter

- front foot points towards the batter

- front elbow locked and bowling arm horizontal at front foot impact Release

- high ball release

- avoid collapsing the front leg

- fingers and wrist in correct position for the desired delivery Follow-through

- follow-through in the direction of target initially - bowling arm comes across body

Swing Bowling (15 minutes)

Outswing - seam upright - wrist behind the ball

- point seam towards 1st/2nd slip - release ball off index and second finger - shiny side of ball faces leg side

- follow through across body Inswing

- seam upright - wrist behind the ball - point seam towards fine leg - release ball off middle finger - shiny side of ball faces off side - follow through down side of body

Seam Bowling (15 minutes)

Off Cutter

- first finger is placed down seam with middle finger spread wider on the leather - at point of delivery, the wrist is brought down towards backward square leg Leg Cutter

- middle finger down the seam with first finger spread wider on the leather

- at point of delivery, the wrist and fingers are brought down the off side of the ball

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B

Section

SKILL ACQUISITION

CONTENT AREA

Spin Bowling (30 minutes)

Offspin (finger spin)

Grip (cock wrist toward body with palm facing the batsman) Armball, Topspinner

- firm grip

- drive over braced front leg - short delivery stride - high front arm and bowling arm

- exaggerated follow through Legspin (wrist spin)

Grip (cock wrist toward body with palm facing straight behind the bowler) Leg break, Wrong’un, Topspinner

- weight transfer

- side-on - maximum use of front arm - high release point

- spin up rather than down

- back of hand faces bowler for leg break - back of hand faces off-side for topspinner - back of hand faces batter for wrong’un

Establishing a safe learning environment In groups of 4:

• One player is to take a bowling skill learned on the day: - establish a safe learning environment for 3 people - teach the skill with all players participating

Bowling

Presentation Peer Coaching

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B

Section

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CONTENT AREA

SKILL ACQUISITION

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PROCESS

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OUTCOMES

Fielding (Practical)

2hrs Presentation/ Peer Coaching

At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to:

• Identify, explain and demonstrate the variety of throwing techniques in cricket • Demonstrate the methods of ground fielding in cricket

• Identify, explain and demonstrate the technical points involved in catching in cricket • Explain the methods of fielding in cricket

• Demonstrate a variety of fielding drills

• Cricket balls (red, yellow, orange, white) • Incrediballs

• Markers

• Kanga stumps and bases

• Australian Cricket Coach (manual) • Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD Rom

RESOURCES

At the conclusion of this unit, coaches will:

• Explain and demonstrate the various throwing techniques; • Explain and demonstrate the various ground fielding techniques;

• Demonstrate a variety of fielding drills to practice catching, gathering and throwing

COMPETENCIES

• Refer Assessment Tasks Page 38

ASSESSMENT TASKS

CONTENT AREA

Catching (30 minutes)

- fingers point up, down or to the side (not towards the ball) - eyes on the ball

- hands give with the ball

Discuss technique required for slips and outfield catching

The presenter needs to create a learning environment through peer coaching

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CONTENT AREA

B

Section

SKILL ACQUISITION

Fielding (Practical)

CONTENT AREA

Attacking fielding (15 minutes)

- back foot at right angles to the line of the ball - low body weight

- flexed knees

- head in line with the ball - watch the ball into the hands - soft hands

- elbow shock absorbers - pick up ball with two hands Defensive fielding (15 minutes) - body is the second line of defence

- always attempt to take the ball with the hands first - keep eyes on the ball

- let hands give with the ball Throwing Overarm (30 minutes) - 5 sling approach

- hips, shoulders, arm, elbow, wrist and fingers - fix eyes on the target

- keep the front leg braced throughout the throw - keep the throwing elbow higher than the shoulder - keep the throwing hand wider than the elbow Crow Hop (15 minutes)

- the rear leg travels forward inside the front leg in the step before the throw - stabilise the front leg before the forward swing of the throwing arm occurs Underarm(15 minutes)

- stay front on to the target - fingers point down, not at ball

- throwing arms straight back, straight through at target - arms close to body

- maintain low body crouch

Establishing a safe learning environment In groups of 4:

• One player is to take a fielding skill learned on the day: – establish a safe learning environment for 3 people – teach the skill with all players participating

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B

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CONTENT AREA

SKILL ACQUISITION

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PROCESS

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OUTCOMES

Wicketkeeping

Practical/Peer Coaching

At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to: • Explain and demonstrate the correct wicket-keeping technique • Demonstrate a variety of wicket-keeping drills

• Balls (red, yellow, white, orange) • Incrediballs

• Kanga stumps and bases • Markers

• Australian Cricket Coach (manual) • Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD Rom • Wicket Keeping gloves

• Refer Assessment Tasks Page 38

ASSESSMENT TASKS

1hr

RESOURCES

At the conclusion of this unit, coaches will:

• Explain and demonstrate the correct wicket-keeping technique standing up and back to the stumps • Demonstrate a variety of wicket-keeping drills

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CONTENT AREA

B

Section

SKILL ACQUISITION

CONTENT AREA

Stance

- feet shoulder width apart - weight on the balls of the feet Glovework

- cupped gloves rise with the ball

- keep gloves slightly out in front of the eyes

- point fingers at the ground, sky or sideways rather than straight at the ball Positioning

- ensure a clear view of the bowler in delivery

- position to take the ball at hip height standing back

- to spinners, pivot (left foot) foot should be about 5cms outside off stump and two ‘foot lengths’ back Footwork

- when standing back, position the feet to take the ball in line with the inside hip - maintain bent knees throughout sideways movement

- keep the head over the gloves (in line with the ball) to the spinners - move across the crease in a straight line

Establishing a safe learning environment In groups of 4:

• One player is to take a wicketkeeping skill learned on the day: – establish a safe learning environment for 3 people

– teach the skill with all players participating

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Section

C

Creating the

Environment

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C

Section

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CONTENT AREA

CREATING THE ENVIRONMENT

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Group Management & Safety

While there are inherent safety risks in all sports, coaches have a responsibility to ensure that activities are conducted in a safe and appropriate manner. This should be highlighted to participants throughout the course.

The activities and games conducted within Section D Game Strategy and Game Sense provide an opportunity to highlight various safety tips including:

- warm up and stretch before and during activities - good technique and practices will help prevent injury - wear appropriate safety equipment and padding

- provide a safe playing environment free from obstructions - match participants evenly

- exercise adequate supervision, particularly for children - provide instruction and warn of potential risks

- limit the number of participants if required

- Where possible, ensure a qualified first-aid or sports trainer is on hand to treat injured players Additional information is provided in Well Played – Australian Cricket’s Playing Policy and Guidelines including guidelines for heat, hydration and sun protection.

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D

Section

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CONTENT AREA

player development

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PROCESS

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State and Territory Pathways

Presenters should make themselves familiar with the development pathways available for players within their state/territory. A copy of the pathway is available from the state/territory Coach Education and Training representative. The development pathway for both male and female players is to be presented to course participants.

10mins Presentation

CONTENT AREA

Modified Games

Presenter to explain and demonstrate a series of modified games that can be used to teach/practice each of the skills covered throughout the course. Each of these games may also be modified if needed to include people with disabilities (refer TREE method – Coaching Guide CD Rom)

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CONTENT AREA

Game Strategy & Game Sense

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PROCESS

Practical Demonstration 1.5-2 hrs

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Candidates to be involved in each of the activities or modified games

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E

Professional

Development

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E

Section

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CONTENT AREA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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PROCESS

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Presentation

Cricket Coaches Australia (CCA)

5mins

On successful completion of this course, coaches will become accredited and therefore members of Cricket Coaches Australia (CCA).

The vision of CCA is to support the development of Australian cricket coaches by:

• Providing opportunities for further education through workshops, seminars, conferences and other appropriate activities;

• Maintaining regular and relevant communication with accredited coaches (including CCA website, Overview newsletter, etc);

• Providing a suitable member benefits package (including discounts, special offers, etc); • Recognising cricket coaches and rewarding their contribution to the sport;

• Promoting accreditation as an investment in enhancing the quality of the cricket experience; Presenters are asked to refer to the CCA flyer (in course kit) and discuss member benefits. Please refer to Appendix B (page 40) for a copy of the CCA flyer.

Well Played – Australian Cricket’s Playing Policy and Guidelines offers advice and guidelines to help coaches provide fun, safe and nurturing cricket environments for people of all ages and abilities.

Presenters should ensure participants are familiar with the content of Well Played and in particular how it relates to Module 6 of the Course Workbook:

• Cricket – culturally inclusive and embracing • Coaches code of behaviour

• Game formats

• Bowling guidelines and restrictions • Safety tips for cricket

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CONTENT AREA

Well Played Guidelines

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PROCESS

Presentation 10mins

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Assessment

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT

DURATION CONTENT AREA PROCESS

2.5 hours Practical Presentations Practical and Assessments

Each coach will be required:

1. To submit their SAMPLE TRAINING SESSION (SUMMARY) Form.

2. Perform a PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION using the other coaches (half of the group) as your players. This demonstration needs to present:

• the Sample Training Session (above), including: - Introduction

- Warm Ups

- Skill Development - Cool Down/Conclusion

3. The checklist for the Practical Assessment is in both the Workbook and this booklet. Please study it carefully.

The PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION is to take a maximum of 15 minutes

ASSESSMENT

PROCESS OF PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT

The ideal system of practical assessment would be to see each coach undertaking an individual assessment while involved in a Have A Go, CricHit, Junior Club or School Program. This should address both the “training” components of a session and the associated “match program” through an

arrangement with an authorised assessor. Within an introductory program (Have a Go, CricHit or Kanga Cricket) the match program would need to be conducted according to Well Played – Australian Cricket’s Playing Policy and Guidelines.

Where it is not possible or practicable to assess coaches ‘in the field’ it is suggested that a practical assessment session be incorporated as part of the Coaching Course Program. Coaches who attend Cricket Australia Level One (Development) Coaching Courses are required to submit a training outline and to demonstrate their ability to teach a nominated skill for the assessor.

The assessor should be in a situation to assess the competency of the coach, but more importantly to identify coaches who would require extra assistance prior to satisfactorily completing their Level One (Development) accreditation. Candidates who have unsatisfactorily presented their practical assessment would need to be given appropriate feedback and re-assessed at a later stage, preferably by the same assessor.

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ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

The expectation would be that to be recognised as a Level One (Development) Coach necessitates: • satisfactorily participating in and completing the course

• submitting a “Training Session Outline” • satisfactorily completing the workbooks

• being viewed by the appropriate assessor and provided with constructive feedback

• agreeing to abide by the principles of Well Played – Australian Crickets Playing Policy and Guidelines, and

• agreeing to abide by the Cricket Australia Coach’s Code of Behaviour (Ethical Behaviour)

Ethical Behaviour relates to not simply a coach’s ability to perform the tasks of coaching (skill teaching, awareness of safety issues, etc), but specifically to the manner in which a coach “behaves” and interacts with others, particularly those directly within his or her care.

It arises specifically through concerns about the granting of “accreditation” to a coach whose behaviour is not appropriate or sanctioned within the scope of the accreditation (“a safe and appropriate

environment”). This may refer to totally inappropriate behaviour (molestation, abuse, intimidation, etc.) or to other aspects of behaviour referred to in the Code of Behaviour.

Cricket Australia considers that all coaches should be required to agree to abide by the Cricket Australia Coach’s Code of Behaviour as part of the accreditation requirements. This would hardly be a “legal” document or contract, but an indication of intent to conform to stated standards of behaviour. Failure to then conform would provide the necessary background for a Club/School to encourage the coach to adjust his/her behaviour, and establish the basis for an appropriate series of actions leading to removal and perhaps withdrawal of the coach’s accreditation, should that be necessary.

TYPES OF ASSESSMENT

Under Competency Based Training and Assessment all coaches must undergo a practical assessment procedure regardless of the age group that they are coaching. However, written testing, portfolios, diaries, oral questioning, simulations, projects and other forms of assessment may all play a legitimate role in confirming a coach’s accreditation.

The Key Principles remain. Any assessment needs to be: • VALID (assesses what it claims to assess)

• RELIABLE (consistent from learner to learner and from one context to another) • FLEXIBLE (able to meet the needs of coaches in their own environments) and • FAIR (does not disadvantage particular candidates).

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CONTENT AREA

ASSESSMENT TASKS

Attendance Workbook AssessmentPractical

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6

SECTION A – The Role and Skills of a Coach

Principles of Coaching

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Principles of Teaching & Learning

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SECTION B – Skill Acquisition

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

Wicketkeeping

SECTION C – Creating the Environment

Group Management & Safety

SECTION D – Preparing the Athlete

Physical conditioning (including

recovery training, hydration, nutrition)

Game Strategy/Game Sense

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SECTION E – Professional Development

Cricket Coaches Australia

Well Played Guidelines

• The Workbook Assessment tasks are broken up into six modules in the Level One (Development) Workbook.

• A master copy of the workbook answers are available on request from your Coach Education & Training Representative. The master copy must remain private and confidential.

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COACH NAME: DATE:

Yes

No

Comments

Preparation

• Session plan outline • Equipment

• Safety

Organisation/Procedure

• Clear Introduction

• Appropriate sequence of skill teaching

• Praise/encouragement given • Equipment well used

Communication

• Clear/precise

Demonstration/Skill Introduction

• Sound skill demonstration • Used two/three points only • General control

Skills Practice

• Maximum participation • Error detection evident • Feedback provided

General

• Positive reinforcement given • Enthusiasm

• Aims of session achieved Overall Comments:

Overall Rating: Competent Not yet competent

Coach Assessor: Office Use Only:

Name: Coach E & T Representative comments:

Signature:

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Coach Reaccreditation

CA NCAS Reaccreditation (2 years) includes Cricket Coaches Australia membership.

Make payment payable to:

Cricket Australia 60 Jolimont Street Jolimont, Victoria 3002 Card Number: Expiry date:

First name: Surname:

Card Holder’s Name:

Mr/ Mrs/ Ms/ Miss

Signature:

Payment Method Cheque Money Order Credit Card Credit Card Type Bankcard Visa Mastercard

In submitting this application for reaccreditation as an NCAS coach, you agree to abide by the Cricket Australia Coach’s Code of Behaviour, as amended from time to time by Cricket Australia. You also agree to abide by any other legal and ethical requirements of a coach arising under federal law or the law of the state or territory in which you are engaged in coaching activities. You also warrant that the information you have submitted to Cricket Australia is true and correct in all material respects. You acknowledge that Cricket Australia may check your statement and in the event that any information is false or misleading your

PERSONAL INFORMATION

(Please Print Clearly)

CCA has a vision to support the development of Australian cricket coaches by:

• Providing opportunities for further education through workshops, seminars, conferences and other appropriate activities • Maintaining regular and relevant communication with accredited coaches (including CCA website, newsletters, etc)

• Providing a suitable member benefits package (including discounts, special offers, etc) • Recognising cricket coaches and rewarding their contribution to the sport • Promoting accreditation as an investment in enhancing the quality of the cricket experience.

STATEMENT OF COACHING

Forward this form along with payment of

$30

(incl. GST) to Cricket Australia at the address below.

PAYMENT DETAILS

List your coaching activities in the last 2 years. List activities/subscriptions which have contributed to your on-going education as a coach.

Your current coaching position?

CAID No. Email

Title Mr Mrs Ms Miss Suburb Given Name Postcode Family name State Date of Birth

/

/

Country Address Home Phone

Work Phone Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander

Yes No Mobile

Accreditation Level Gender

Male Female

D D M M Y Y Y Y

http://cca.cricket.com.au

To renew your current NCAS (National Coach Accreditation Scheme) accreditation, including Cricket Coaches Australia Membership, please complete the form below.

Please note that effective 1st July 2007 NCAS accreditation will be on a two year cycle. Cricket Coaches Australia membership is also included in your accreditation.

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Cricket Coaches

Australia

Cricket Australia, in conjunction with your state or territory, is delighted to present Cricket Coaches Australia (CCA).

Through the successful completion of a Cricket Australia Level One, Two or Three coaching course, membership to CCA is provided to you. Along with your accreditation, your CCA membership is valid for two years and your CCA card serves as evidence of your membership and accreditation status. Ongoing renewal of your coaching accreditation with Cricket Australia will also maintain your CCA membership. As a CCA member you will be provided ongoing support and education opportunities. CCA’s vision is to support the development of Australian cricket coaches by:

Providing opportunities for further education through workshops, seminars, conferences and other appropriate activities

Maintaining regular and relevant communication with accredited coaches (including CCA website, Overview newsletter, etc)

Providing a suitable member benefits package (including discounts, special offers, etc)

Recognising cricket coaches and rewarding their contribution to the sport

Promoting accreditation as an investment in enhancing the quality of the cricket experience.

John Buchanan - CCA Ambassador

Your accreditation and membership is managed by Cricket Australia and is lodged with the Australian Sports Commission under the National Coach Accreditation Scheme.

For more information on coaching courses or your CCA

membership visit www.cricket.com.au/gettinginvolved,

the CCA members site at http://cca.cricket.com.au

or email cca@cricket.com.au

To Pura Cup and domestic one day matches this season when you present

FREE ENTRY

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Compulsory texts:

Australian Cricket Coach

The Official Cricket Australia Level One (Development) Coaching Manual © Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia Coaching Guide CD-ROM Edition 2007

© Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia Level One (Development) Coaching Course Workbook Version 2, 2007

© Cricket Australia The Laws of Cricket

2000 Code 2nd Edition - 2003 © Marylebone Cricket Club

Available on the CCA website at http://cca.cricket.com.au

“Well Played” - Australian Cricket’s Playing Policy and Guidelines Details Cricket Australia Policy, Codes of Conduct etc

Edition November 2006 © Cricket Australia

Available on the CCA website at http://cca.cricket.com.au

Recommended additional reading:

Cricket Australia Umpiring Guide CD-ROM Edition 2005

© Cricket Australia Beginning Coaching Level One Coach’s Manual Edition 2003

© Australian Sports Commission Coaching Youth Cricket

Human Kinetics Edition 2000 © Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia Orientation to Coaching booklet © Cricket Australia

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