Volunteering requirements for the 2018/19 season


From the 2018/19 season onwards it is now mandatory for Junior Coaches to undertake a coaching qualification relevant to their grade. To start the process, Coaches need to visit the New Zealand Cricket website and click on community > coaches corner > coaching courses. Both courses have an online and practical element. Once you have filled in your details, NZC will send you your login information. Login to your profile and click on 'login to online learning' to begin working your way through the modules, 'submitting' your answers as you go if you're happy with your score. When submitting your score, please choose 'Chris Mundell' from the list of names. You can come back to the modules at any time and your progress will be saved. Once you've worked your way through the course and the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults modules, please contact the Grafton office who will give you details re attending a practical session. Coaches will need to bring photo ID with them to the session so the office can submit your details for police vetting. 

Coaches of Y1 - 4: Foundation Course

Coaches of Y5 - Under 19's: Advanced Foundation Course 

Foundation Course: Mums and Dads, grandparents, volunteers, teachers, beginner coaches or cricket development officers wanting to help young 5-15- year-olds mainly involved in modified games or formats. The practical element of this course will be run by a Grafton coach before the start of the season, dates and times to be confirmed. 

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. The practical element of this course will be run by a Grafton coach before the start of the season, dates and times to be confirmed. 


Umpires for Y5+ are required to have completed the free online Umpires Coaching Course through NZC. To do this copy the following link into the address bar https://www.nzc.nz/community/coaches-corner/register and click on 'Auckland Clubs'  and select 'Umpires, Scorers' from the drop-down list under 'Coaching level'. 

If you have any queries regarding coaching courses, please contact us in the office charlie@graftoncricket.co.nz