Thinking of coaching?
Anyone can coach. You might be a current cricketer, a past player, a parent, a teacher, or a fan. Coaching is a great way to express your passion for cricket. It can be extremely satisfying when you can positively influence the people you are engaged with.
All our junior teams need a coach to teach, encourage and focus them. If you would like to coach a team, or are just curious, please contact the club by email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Or already there ...
New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Wellington can help you and offer a number of coaching courses which can get you underway or upskill you on your coaching journey.
Head to NZC coaches corner to view all the available course
Register Online Learning
Cricket NZ coaching portal - The NZC Coaching Database/Online Learning Tool
Additional information : Cricket Wellington coaching page
Coaching and Managing Policy
- Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else.
- Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
- Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake.
- Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
- Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport and teach your players to do the same.
- Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All team members are deserving of equal attention and opportunities. Avoid overplaying the talented players; the just average need and deserve equal time.
- Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and spectators. Encourage your players to do the same.
- Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
- Ensure that training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of young players.
- Provide quality supervision and instruction for players.
- Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.
- Compliment and encourage all participants.
- Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions. Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.
- Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors.
- Be a good sport yourself. Actions speak louder than words.
- Be the first to arrive and last to leave.