Cricket Coaches Australia
Coach Education Aboard
As part of the Australian Government's Asia Sports Partnership program, Cricket Australia, through the ICC, is working with Afghanistan Cricket Board and Nepal Cricket to build the capacity of coaching across the Asian region.
Recently, three Cricket Australia staff traveled to the Afghanistan training base at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Sports Complex in Greater Noida, India to deliver a Coach Educator course aimed to assist the coaches to learn how to deliver Level 1 Coaching Courses in their respective countries. Facilitated by Andrew Zesers, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Tamara Mason, the five day course covered the role of the coach educator, the Australian Way Coaching Philosophy, Communication and Feedback techniques, practical and theory presentation skills and Assessment.
Each coach spent time reviewing their current coach accreditation and were provided opportunities to work on how to deliver this best in their own environment. The coaches were provided many opportunities to deliver a variety of sessions to practice their skills and give/receive feedback to/from their peers.
Cricket Australia would like to thank to Mohammad Dawood Babar (Game Development Manager, Afghanistan Cricket Board) and Mr Ravi Bhati for their assistance to coordinate the course. The second part of this program is scheduled for May 2017 with two coaches to be selected to travel to Australia for further development and support from Australian State Cricket Associations.