Free Cricket Coaching Courses – a first for cricket
Cricket Australia, along with the States and Territories, will provide free Community (Level 1) coaching courses this summer to help boost grassroots cricket. The initiative will develop coaching skills around Australia, with an emphasis on junior cricket, by making the courses more accessible to parents, volunteers and all budding cricket coaches.
This will be a first for cricket – as the Community coaching course usually costs $120 per person. We expect more than 3,000 people across the country to undertake the free courses during the 2017-18 season.
Some associations have been supporting coaches to obtain accreditation, now Australian Cricket can offer this nationally. The course is accredited by the Australian Sports Commission and endorsed by the International Cricket Council. We hope this initiative encourages more Australians to get involved in coaching.
Cricket clubs rely on their volunteers - and their coaches - to devote their time to the game. It’s where all our current male and female cricketers have developed their skills. It’s vitally important for us to support these volunteers to retain players at all levels of competition, to help drive participation in our great game and produce future Australian stars in the years to come.
If you’re interested, you can register for the free course by signing up online at the Cricket Australia Coaching website, completing an online Introduction to Cricket course and selecting a course in their region.
For more information, visit community.cricket.com.au/coach.