Cricket Australia Coaching


Community Course Snapshot

07 September 2018

Community Course in action

Community coaching courses will continue to be FREE for the 2018-19 season.

Community coaching courses will continue to be FREE for the 2018-19 season after a record number of coaches gained an accreditation last season. Over 4000 coaches participate in the course - a 117% increase on the previous season. This significant investment (approx $500k) reflects the important role that coaches play in developing great experience for players.

A number of changes have been made in relation to the Community Course this season. A series of online modules have been created across a variety of different topics to compliment the 4 hour face to face session. Participant feedback suggested that the time spent engaging in practical activities during the face to face session was by far the most important and beneficial part of the course. As a result the face to face component is now entirely practical and the theory, concepts and key messages outlined in the online modules will be brought to life in a practical way. In other changes the minimum age requirement has been reduced from 16 to 14 years of age and accreditation is now valid for 4 years. It is also free to re-accredit not only for Community accreditation but also Representative and High-Performance accreditation's.