New Zealand Cricket now requires all junior team coaches of Years 1-5 to complete a Foundation Coaching Course and all coaches of Years 6 & up to complete the Advanced Foundation Course. The Club's professional coaches will be holding a series of courses which all parent coaches must attend. Details to be advised.
In addition all coaches & team managers must be police vetted. This check will only advise of serious crimes, not minor infringements and is now standard with most other sporting Clubs throughout the country.
Foundation Course: For Mums and Dads, grandparents, volunteers, teachers, beginner coaches or cricket development officers wanting to help young 5-15- year-olds. The course includes the key aspects of coaching e.g. coaching children for fun and success, how to manage a group, communication and behaviour, providing feedback, ages and stages of beginner players, and basic cricket skills.
Advanced Foundation Course: This course is for those people coaching or assisting 10-14 year old primary or intermediate school students playing junior cricket for their club or school. The online modules cover many aspects of coaching (role of the coach, selecting a team, developing team values and culture, planning, how to run effective practices, match day routines and tactics, umpiring and scoring). The practical module consists of skills and drills and coaching experience.