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Welcome to Coaching @ Wallace High School - 20th May

NCU Cricket Development Team


The NCU in conjunction with Cricket Ireland Coaches Association are delighted to announce they are running a Welcome to Coaching Course (old level 1) on the 20th May. Clubs interested are invited to register a max of 2 people (per club) via Callum Atkinson ( 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 one day and is ideal 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.

The 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: Sunday 20th May 2018.
Time: 0945 - 1700
Cost: FREE for all participants. The course costs are kindly subsidised by the Sport NI Active Clubs programme.

How to apply: Register through the NCU Development Team (

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 Development Officer.

Callum Atkinson
Cricket Development Officer