|Central Zone Coach Course 2018|
Course: Coach – Introductory / Beginners
Venue : Centro Educacional Njerenje
Date: 21 – 24 March 2018
BEGGINERS COURSE RESUME 21-24 MARCH 2018
13 participants came for the course. Noted is the fact that these are young men from the same neighborhood whose common interest is sport.
1. Introductions were made and a register of the participants made as above.
2. As beginners they received a talk about the history of cricket and how the game has developed over the years.
3. They then watched a T20 match between Pakistan and the West Indies with explanations on how play was going on and the cricket jargon. They were told that cricket is for all irrespective of colour. Participants were given the opportunity to ask questions on what they were seeing on television.
4. They were taken to observe a net practice session were seasoned cricketers were practicing. Some demonstrations on how to grip the bat and stance were carried out. (See photos). Discussions on basics were done and the group dismissed at 5pm.
1. The participants were shown displayed cricket equipment and had explanations on how each on is used. The following items were on display: ball, bats, pads, box, helmet, thigh guards, arm guards, gloves, practice balls, stumps.
Demonstrations on how to use each item were made
1. The participants had to demonstrate the grip and stance. They were made to work in pairs on the field. They were taken through catching drills.
They did bowling batting with continuous demonstrations from the coordinator.
They were dismissed after a review of the day’s activities.
1. With the fact that we could groom future monitors to spread the game to local schools, the session was dedicated on how to coach young children.
The ICC Development Program Teach Cricket handbook was our focus .
The participants got lectured on the activities they can do with young children.
We discussed the activities up to bowling with a run-up.
1. The participants were taken through the activities discussed on day 3. They were given turns to lead the activities.
- They played a mini cricket match.
- A review of the course was done and the participants were encouraged to form the first cricket team from Bairo Chiremera.
- CENTRAL ZONE CRICKET DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: Amos Muchabveyo
ASSISTANT 1: Albert Towera
ASSISTANT 2: Gladman Chikati