Cricket Australia Coaching
Junior Cricket Coach Registration
This season in MyCricket, each club will be required to nominate a coach for each junior team at the club.
After consulting with and engaging the key people from Clubs, Associations and State and Territory Associations, it has become clear that we need to increase the emphasis placed on the benefits of having currently accredited community cricket coaches to guide and inspire the next generation of cricketers.
It is incumbent upon Cricket Australia, State and Territory Associations, local Associations and Clubs to ensure a safe environment is provided for all players. As part of cricket’s participation in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, it was identified that Australian cricket did not have a mechanism for identifying the coaches or individuals who are responsible for each junior cricket team at any given time.
This season Cricket Australia requires each club to nominate a coach for each junior team at their club. Please ensure selected coaches and club officials are aware of their obligations under applicable state legislation designed to assure child safe sporting environments.
By registering a coach to a team, the coach will have access to a suite of resources designed to help them provide a quality experience for all players. There are thousands of passionate and knowledgeable community cricket coaches who are driving this high-quality experience for our future international stars and our future club committee members alike. Australian Cricket must place an increased value on the role of community cricket coaches and champion them accordingly.
The benefits for coaches and players include:
- Access to resources to support our coaches and make their role easier and more enjoyable (e.g., Cricket Coaches Australia activity videos, follow up S/T workshops/seminars and special offers).
- Higher levels of player retention due to players enjoying the best training and game day environments possible which enables them to continually develop.
- Higher levels of coach retention due to increased confidence and personal fulfilment in the role.
- An understanding of the importance of providing a fun and safe environment for our players (incorporating a Working with Children Check).
A three-year implementation plan is currently being activated in conjunction with the cricket community to ensure coaches are supported in their role. The simple timeline is:
2017/18 – register a coach to a junior team upon registering the team through MyCricket. Coach must have signed up at community.cricket.com.au/coach to be registered to a team.
2018/19 – register a coach with an Introduction to Cricket Accreditation upon registering the team through MyCricket. Coach must have completed the Introduction to Cricket Free Online Course at community.cricket.com.au/coach
2019/20 – register a coach with a Community Coach Accreditation upon registering the team through MyCricket. Coach must have completed the Community Coach Accreditation face to face one day course at which can be enrolled in at community.cricket.com.au/coach
There are thousands of passionate and knowledgeable community cricket coaches just like you who are driving this high-quality experience for our future international stars and our future club committee members alike. Australian Cricket must place an increased value on the role of community cricket coaches and champion them accordingly.
More information will be conveyed in the coming weeks about how to complete the registration process in MyCricket and how you as a coach can add yourself to your club. In the meantime, check if your coach accreditation is up to date or enrol in a coaching course by visiting: http://community.cricket.com.au/coach