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NCU Area Welcome to Coaching Course

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The NCU in conjunction with the Cricket Ireland Coaches Association are delighted to announce they are running a Welcome to Coaching Course (old level 1) over two evenings in the NCU area this February.

This will be the only Welcome to Coaching Course we will be hosting this year within the NCU area. Clubs interested are invited to register a max of 2 people (per club) via the google document link below. Places are limited on this course so please register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

The Cricket Ireland Welcome to Coaching Course is a starting point for people to get into Coaching. This course is held over two evenings deal for Primary/Secondary School Teachers, volunteers, assistant coaches within junior club teams. 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 2018 season, NCU are keen to give as many cricket clubs in the area a chance to up-skill people and prospective coaches who might be getting involved with junior club coaching. Here are the course details:

Course Details

Venue: Wallace High School, 12A Clonevin Park, Lisburn BT28 3AD.
Dates: Tuesday 20th February and Tuesday 27th February 2018.
Time: Times TBC but likely to be a 615pm arrival for a 630pm start and a 930pm finish each evening.
Cost: FREE for all participants. The course costs are kindly subsidised by the Sport NI Active Clubs programme.
How to apply: Please click on the following link and complete the online registration 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.
Further questions or queries: Please contact your club development contact as per the NCU website.