Coach Pathway – Steps
ActivePost Have-A-Go Cricket Coaching Course
2 hours [Non-examinable]
This course is for the beginner coach. A parent, teacher or volunteer involved in conducting an ActivePost Have-A-Go Cricket programme in a school, club or community. It deals with organising and running a series of activity sessions including skills drills and games for 5-8 year olds.
ActivePost Kiwi Cricket Coaching Course
2 hours [Non-examinable]
This course is intended for the parent, teacher or volunteer involved in organising and coaching 7-10 year old primary school students playing ActivePost Kiwi Cricket for their school or a club. It concentrates on how to run a game of Kiwi Cricket including requirements, rules, umpiring and scoring, and on reinforcing skill development.
Getting Started In Coaching A Cricket Team Coaching Course
4-6 hours [Non-examinable]
This course is designed for the coach, parent, teacher or volunteer involved with organising and coaching 10-18 year old primary, intermediate or secondary students playing junior or youth cricket for their school or a club. It is concerned mainly with how and what to coach a team playing the conventional 11-a-side game.
New Zealand Cricket Level One Coaching Course
12 - 16 hours [Examinable]
This course combines practical sessions and personal study and is intended for those coaches of 11-a-side teams who have some knowledge and/or playing experience of cricket. It should be the minimum qualification for a junior age group or secondary school 1st XI coach. It focuses on planning, the coaching of skills through the principles of biomechanics, and demonstrating an understanding of effective team coaching and the game.
New Zealand Cricket Level Two Coaching Course
25 - 30 hours [Examinable]
This course is intended for serious coaches of 11-a-side teams who have an active coaching record and a commitment to coaching. It should be the minimum qualification for youth age group, club or district coach. 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.
New Zealand Cricket Level Three Coaching Course
80 - 100 hours [Examinable]
The NZC Level 3 Coach Education Programme is a 2 year course that has been designed to educate coaches who possess high quality coaching skills, who have had successful results coaching teams and individual athletes, who are dedicated to developing themselves as coaches and have the potential to coach at a high level. Coaches apply for a position on this course through their Major Associations, applications for the next intake of coaches will be in November 2012.