The international cricket governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has teamed up with Cricket West Indies (CWI) to unveil its global training and education programme.
Through this partnership, the parties will launch a Foundation Certificate to kickstart this significant initiative.
In this association, the organisations would develop a free online accreditation course. The programme will enhance the capabilities of ICC Members to elevate the sport in their nation.
This would also assist the members to deliver quality playing exposure to the cricket aspirants. This course is created especially for amateur coaches to attain authentic knowledge and further accreditation in this field. The course is formulated for comfortable learning as it is self-paced, completely behind the screen and offers a plethora of unique modules concerning key concepts on the game. These concepts include the role of coaches, the basics of cricket, safety and effective training development.
CWI’s Coach Development Manager, Chris Brabazon, conveyed his views on this launch and said, “The ICC have been fantastic to work with as we developed the structure and content of the accreditation, and then to utilise their resources to place the certificate online has been a huge boost for not only us, but for many other member nations. This course represents a significant step towards our strategic goal of making coach development opportunities more accessible for our committed coaches and volunteers across the region.“
He further added, “The timing of this course going live will enable us to bolster and prepare our network of coaches for the relaunch of our grass roots cricket programmes across the region. This certificate is also the springboard for coaches to then go on and participate in one of our face to face CWI Level 1 Competition Coach Courses.”