North West To Hold Coaching Course

North West Cricket Coaching Course Feb 2017

North West Cricket Coaching Course

The North West and Cricket Ireland will be holding a Welcome to Coaching Course in Artigarvan Hall on 28th January for anyone aged 16+. The course allows coaches to Assist coaching in Schools (with teacher present) and clubs (with certified coach present).Welcome to Coaching CourseThe 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.

Most Head Coaches for teams in clubs would be UKCC Level 2 qualified (which is the next step from a Welcome to Coaching course).

On the course participants will

  • Develop their 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 an understanding of 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.

North West coaching Course

Ahead of the 2018 season, the NWCU are keen to give as many cricket clubs in the NWCU area a chance to get into & enjoy coaching in their clubs and local schools & have greatly supported this course through partnerships to reduce the fee to just £10 per participant.

Course DetailsVenue: Artigarvan Hall, 48 Berryhill Road, Artigarvan, Strabane BT82 0HNDate: Sunday 28th January 2018Cost: £10 Time: 10 am the start; 4 pm finish including a working lunch.

Lunch will be incorporated into the course Free of charge.

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 Brian Allen by email on

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