THE NATIONAL COACHING SCHEME
Course content for courses at Levels I, II and II is currently as follows.
These courses last up to 20 hours with an examination. They qualify coaches to teach cricket to young children, giving individual coaching to older and able children and acting as a Club or school coach for juniors.
NB – AS FROM SEPTEMBER 2003, ALL CANDIDATES FOR LEVEL I WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE, BEFORE THE LEVEL I COURSE STARTS, CERTIFICATES THAT ESTABLISH THAT THE CANDIDATE HAS ALEARDY ATTENDED AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED, CHILD PROTECTION AND 1ST AID COURSES.
These courses normally run in the period September - December or January -March. The cost can vary, depending on local subsidies.
These courses last 22 hours with an examination. They qualify coaches to give individual coaching to players at District level and club cricketers and to be in charge of ECB/YCB courses. They include a high level of demonstration skills and analysis. All candidates have to go on a Life saving Course before the certificate is awarded.
These are national courses and are aimed at Coaches at a professional or near professional level. They qualify coaches to coach at county representative level and after experience to tutor Level 1 and 2 courses.
The Yorkshire County Board will nominate to these courses and will invite candidates from the county of a high enough standard
Modules on video performance analysis, net management etc are normally available. Please contact your local YCDO.
All courses are subsidised by YCB/YCA through the Cricket Foundation
This has now become a very successful and popular annual event, held usually in November at the Yorkshire Cricket Centre.
The latest list of known courses for 2003/04 is available below.
Details of forthcoming courses can be obtained from Ian Dews, the YCB`s Coaching Course Co-Ordinator.