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NCU Area Welcome to Coaching Course

Simon Johnston
Active Clubs Coordinator

The Cricket Ireland Welcome to Coaching Course is a starting point for people to get into Coaching. The one-day course is ideal for Primary/Secondary School Teachers, volunteers, assistant coaches within junior club teams (Under 17 usually). Most Head Coaches for teams in clubs would be UKCC Level 2 qualified (which is the next step from a Welcome to Coaching course).

  • Participants would be expected to develop their own coaching practices, principles and philosophies on coaching.
  • Further development of small-sided games and drills specific to cricket.
  • Offers options on the 'type of practice' that can be done e.g. fixed, variable, game-based learning.
  • Develops understanding to the needs of the players.
  • Raises awareness of dealing with poor behaviour.
  • Shows coaches how to deliver 60 minute long sessions.
  • Introduces coaches to the "Coach's Toolbox" e.g. Instruct, Explain, Demonstrate, Analyse, Evaluate, Feedback, Questions, Praise.
  • Resources and follow up notes emailed to the participants following the course.
  • Cricket Ireland Certificate on completion.

Ahead of the 2017 season, both the NCU Coaches Association (NCUCA) and Cricket Ireland are keen to give as many cricket clubs in the NCU area a chance to up-skill people and prospective coaches who might be getting involved with junior club coaching. Here are the dates, times, venues and application forms for each of these courses – please click on the link associated to the centre you'd like to do the course in – applicants only need to attend one day to gain the Cricket Ireland Certificate, they don't need to attend multiple days:

Course Details

Venue: Wallace High School, Lisburn
Date: Sunday 23rd April 2017
Time: 915am arrival for a 930am start; 430pm finish.
Application Form: 
Equipment required: Sportswear and trainers as you'll be taking part in cricket drills, games and exercises (injury / health permitting) - Cricket Ireland will provide all the cricket specific equipment that is needed on the course. Bring a pen and a notepad as well if you would like to take down some notes on the day.
Lunch: No lunch is provided by Cricket Ireland, however you will have 30-45 minutes at lunch to go out and get something to eat or else bring a packed-lunch with you on the day.

Further questions or queries: Please contact Tim Simmonite (the new NCU and NWCU Coach Development Consultant) by email on