BCB Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Courses
The BCB are pleased to be able to announce that they are conducting Level I and Level II Coaching Courses. The Programmes will be instructed by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Development Officers, Mr. Wendell Coppin and Mr. Phillip Service. They will be teaching the new WICB coaching ACCREDITATION system that has replaced the old WICB coaching courses.
Coaching, Level I will take place from Wednesday 5, April - Tuesday 8, April, 2008. Coaching Level II will follow from Thursday 10, April - Monday 14, April, 2008. Both courses will take place at the Berkeley Institute and will run from 9.00am-5.00pm.
The Level I Coaching Course is aimed at beginners who are interested in learning the basics in coaching cricket. The programme covers the following areas:
- How to be an effective Coach
- Introduction to Biomechanics
- Presentation Skills
The Level II Coaching Course is an intermediate programme for coaches who hold Level I certification and want to improve their coaching knowledge or for those who have Level II and want to refresh their skills and learn more up-to-date coaching methods. The new level II course is higher and more intense than the previous level II course and it is recommended that all senior coaches go through the new programme.
Arnold Manders, Cricket Development Director stated, "We are very pleased to be able to offer these new Coaching Courses. The courses that we ran in 2005 were extremely popular and we have already had a great response. A large part of the BCB's development plan is to increase the number of qualified coaches and to maintain coaching standards across the island. In addition to learning how to coach bowling, fielding and batting, the courses will provide the know-how for coaches to plan detailed training sessions and yearly training programmes. They will learn how to present effectively during "classroom" or group coaching sessions and they will examine the role of the coach and the skills and abilities that lead to effective coaching. The BCB would like to encourage all interested parties to sign up and get qualified."
If you would like to attend the course, please go to www.cricket.bm or www.bermudacricketboard.com and download the coaching application form (listed under FORMS) or pick up one from the BCB office. Please return applications to the BCB no later than Friday 22, February, 2008.