Cricket South Africa Level 3 Course
I was fortunate enough to have been nominated to the CSA Level 3 coaching course held at the CSA High Performance "Cricket Excellence" facility in PTA on the 5th to 9th September 2016. The Objective of the course is to train and certify competent coaches who are able to successfully coach and develop provincial youth, academy, senior club and franchise cricketers.
The Level III course is the responsibility of the Cricket South Africa, affiliates (Gauteng Cricket Board etc.) annually nominate experienced and suitably qualified Level II coaches (revised 2005 course) to attend this particular course, while CSA reserves the right to invite or select individuals at its discretion to enable the nominees who have the necessary coaching experience to become competent at a higher level.
The Course Consists of:
1. The theoretical assessment consists of a pre- and post-course assignment, a 2-hour written examination and an individual presentation during the course, while the practical evaluation comprises a video analysis section, a one-on-one as well as a group coaching session.
2. The 5-day, 34-hour course which covers the technical/tactical aspects of the game and includes more advanced topics and principles of sport science and medicine. Emphasis is also placed on skill assessment methods to assist the coach with individual technique analysis, error detection and fault correction.
3. Group discussions/Workshops and Panel Interviews - Workshops form part of the daily programme and the topics for discussion are pre-selected, as the themes for the 10-minute panel interview.
I really enjoyed listening to the likes of Ray Jennings (Former Proteas & SA U19 Coach), John Bailey (Proteas Video Analyst), Anton Ferreira (CSA Coaching Manager), Grant Morgan (Dolphins Head Coach) and Andri Swanepoel (Knights Bowling Coach) to name a few. This has really enriched my coaching knowledge and skills which will be off benefit in the long run.
Mr ME Tlhabanyane