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.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.
Please note that the purpose of this process is to best ensure a safe environment for all participants. From all of NDCA and the local Districts, thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this process.
For every coach with a team that includes players under 18 years of age, five steps need to be completed for the coach to receive the necessary qualification and 'active coach' status valid for three years. During this three year period, coaches will only be required to complete further qualifications if the playing level at which is being coached increases - e.g. Softball cricket coach changing to hardball.The five step qualification process is outlined as below with all contact information listed for any further information (Select either 1a or 1b):
1a.) Unregistered coaches must Register with NZC Coaches Corner; click here to register
1b.) Existing registered coaches Log In with NZC Coaches Corner; log in here
2.) Complete "The Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults" guidelines/modules
3.) Complete the online coaching modules for the appropriate coaching level. Each of the three courses listed below are FREE of charge. A hardcopy coaching manual which provides skills and drills is recommended for coaches who complete the Advanced Foundation. This manual costs $30.00. Click here to see the full NZC Junior Cricket poster which identifies the appropriate coaching level;
SuperStar Cricket Academy Course: Recommended for any parents, coaches or helpers regularly involved in a SuperStar Cricket Academy programme or similar
Foundation Cricket Course: Mandatory for coaches involved with junior teams which participate in softball leagues
Advanced Foundation Cricket Course: Mandatory for coaches involved with junior teams which participate in hardball leagues
4.) Attend the Practical module as run by the local district. Please note all online modules must be completed prior to attending the Practical session. Please note ID verification must be provided for police vetting purposes e.g. Drivers License or Passport. Please click here to see acceptable forms of identification.
Practical dates are set and can be registered for within the events calendar on the Coaches Corner Events page or alternatively coaches can contact the necessary person as below:
|Counties Manukau||Serena Somlyaifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Waikato Valley||Keith Vincentemail@example.com|
|Bay of Plenty||Tai Bridgman-Raisonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Poverty Bay||Nicholas Hendrieemail@example.com|
For coaches that do not know the local district or require any further information in relation to the National Coaching Framework, please contact the NDCA Coach & Umpire Development Officer Cliff Dickeson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Across Northern Districts Cricket Association all organisations are committed to the ongoing support and development through best practice coaching of our community coaches. Coach developers are actively engaged and available to provide support to the regions registered coaches. Please contact the local District Association as above for further information regarding coach qualifications and available support.Please note that Northern Districts Cricket Association leads the Performance Level Course, formerly known as the Level 2 coaching course. Attendees for this course need to be nominated by District Associations. This course runs on a 12 month cycle, with the 2018 course already completed. For information regarding the 2019 course, please contact Cliff Dickeson at email@example.com.
These coaches should have started the Development course prior to 31 December 2018 as a minimum requirement*. The $40.00 fee (payable to local District Associations) covers the E-manual and online Admin costs which coaches will be able to access.*Alternatively, coaches can choose to complete the Advanced Foundation Course for free if that qualification is more appropriate to the level at which the coach is active.
Coaches who started a coaching course but may not have fully completed the modules, did not receive a coaching certificate/qualification or are unsure of the year of completion, please contact Cliff Dickeson at firstname.lastname@example.org.