ICC academy launches cricket coaching
Dubai, October 5, 2009
ICC Global Cricket Academy (GCA), part of Dubai Sports City, a $4 billion purpose-built sports city, has launched a brand new level 1 cricket coach education course developed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The two-day course will be piloted three times throughout October, in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, under the guidance of three internationally recognised coaches from the ICC GCA.
The level 1 course has been specifically designed by the ICC to meet the highest international standards, and will be extremely valuable for club and school coaches, physical education teachers, keen parents, as well as senior high school and club-cricket players, to help improve the quantity and quality of local cricket instructors.
Attendees will learn how to teach basic batting, bowling, fielding, and wicket keeping skills, in addition to the art of coaching, planning, and how to communicate effectively. Drills and modified games will also be included in the course.
“The UAE has been chosen to host the first-ever ICC cricket coach education course, which will arm participants with an internationally recognised qualification,” said Dayle Hadlee, head coach at ICC GCA, and one of the course instructors.
“By developing and delivering this course, the ICC aims to grow the number of coaches across the country and boost the quality of coaching to a world-class level,” he added.
“Everyone who attends the course will be able to coach anywhere in the world, but there are only a limited number of spaces available so we are encouraging people to contact us now to book their place,” Hadlee concluded.
Director of coaching at ICC GCA Rodney Marsh, and head coach Mudassar Nazar will also act as instructors for the course that will take place between 9 am and 5 pm. – TradeArabia News Service
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