Coaches Corners

Year 1 to Year 8 Training Guides

NZ cricket have provide a great set of coaching guides for each Year grade. In these guides you’ll find a simple instruction sheet covering the basics of cricket,which also gives an overview of batting, fielding and bowling.

Each skill has an instruction sheet which outlines (click on your age grade to open PDF file) :

• Target age group

• What type of skill it is

• Equipment needed

• Duration of skill/game

Year 1 & Year 2

Year 3 & Year 4

Year 5 & Year 6

Year 7 & Year 8

The Coaching Plan


  • Guidelines

  • Season Planning

  • Team Support

  • Session Outlines

The Practice

  • Net Sessions

  • Open Wicket Sessions

  • Skills Training

  • Planning

The Match

  • Preparation

  • Tactics

  • Fielding Positions

  • Umpiring

  • Scoring


Teaching games for understanding.

TGFU is a great tool to play cricket in fun games, which you can add to your training sessions that involves everyone focusing on different skills


Fielding Positions

Every cricket positions !

Effective Sessions NZC.pdf

Effective Training Sessions Guide

A NZC guide that provides lots of practice ideas how to run good net sessions


Planning your session

Great doc to help you plan your awesome coaching sessions

Further information :

NZC Coaches Portal :