NZC launch National Coaching Framework for the 2018/19 season

Published on 22 Oct 2018

In August 2018, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) launched the National Coaching Framework to enhance the coach and player experience at the junior and youth grassroots game. This framework is aligned to the Sport NZ Coaching Strategy and is being implemented nation-wide for the 2018/19 season. Coaches that completed a qualification prior to August 2018, please see section below "Previously Qualified Coaches". Any Level 1 or Level 2 coaches that are qualified after 01 January 2015 are considered qualified. All Level 3 coaches regardless of course completion are considered qualified.

The National Coaching Framework focuses on the journey and development of 'how to coach', assisting coaches to deliver a safe, enjoyable and progressive season for all involved. To complement the Framework, a national Vulnerable Persons Policy has been released to best ensure a safe environment for all participants and coaches. You can find a list and contact details of the designated Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults contacts here.

NDCA and District Associations greatly acknowledge the hugely valuable contribution that our community coaches provide to local children and communities. NDCA would like to say a big thank you, to all coaches for helping the wider NDCA community to best ensure a safe environment, and for all the energy and effort that each individual coach contributes to creating a progressive, fun and safe cricketing environment.

Cliff Dickeson, Northern Districts Coach & Umpire Development Officer, has been buoyed by the uptake from coaches within the ND region.

"I have been impressed  by the enthusiasm of the coaches across Northern Districts. Without exception all participants understand the importance of the registration and police vetting process. One of the keys for Northern Districts is that ND are now able to sweep up any coaches that have completed previous coaching courses, but have never had or sort, refresher courses."

Waikato Valley Development Manager, Keith Vincent, is also excited at the benefits the newly-introduced framework can bring to his association.

"It is important for Waikato Valley to get buy-in from the grassroots level of our community cricket. Our association will communicate the new coaching process, the reasoning behind it and the benefits of registering to our club and school coaches.

"Waikato Valley will encourage coaches to complete the online modules and will organise workshops/practical coaching sessions with club and school coaches to further increase their knowledge.

WVCA are excited to be working with ND and using our combined resources to help deliver our messaging and practical sessions to the community."