Chairman - Dennis VerityChairman - Dennis Verity
Secretary - Duncan Hall
Treasurer - John Cliff
The Calderdale Association of Cricket Coaches has been in existence for over 30 years and was formed to provide coaching to junior cricketers. A band of 6 to 8 coaches provided coaching to boys & girls from 9 to 16 years old. Many of these juniors have now progressed to senior sides and play in the local Calderdale leagues.
This format still continues today but the requirement has declined over the years as more local clubs encourage their members to become qualified coaches at either ECB Level 1 or Level 2 and become members of the England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association to which the Yorkshire Cricket Board is affiliated.
Each year CACC run courses to enable club members to become qualified coaches. The courses are normally held in the autumn /winter months so that they have little impact on the running of junior cricket. Updated details will be available shortly on this site. Examples of previous course details listed below:
ECB UKCC 1 - ECB Coach (Level 1)
The course is aimed at beginner coaches who will be able to 'assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision'. This role may include running warm ups, cool downs, small sided games and small group work. The course is essentially designed for parents and volunteers starting on the coaching pathway.
The course will help coaches prepare for, deliver and review cricket coaching sessions. It will enable them to:
introduce and develop the game of cricket to people of all ages in a safe and enjoyable waydevelop and improve players (as people as well as cricketers)develop coaching skills, knowledge and qualitiesdemonstrate competence against UKCC / National standards for coachesThe programme consists of 4 x 3 hour modules and a final assessment.
Individuals who qualify to ECB Level 1 would not be allowed to take control of a cricket net without the supervision of an ECB Level 2 coach.
UKCC 2 - ECB Coach (Level 2)
The Level 2 course will be suitable for you if you have played cricket and have knowledge of some of the rules and techniques involved in playing the game. The course is designed to help you "prepare for, deliver and review cricket coaching sessions".
If you have completed the Level 1 course you can do the certificate if under 18, but you will not be issued a certificate until you are 18 years old.
8 x 3 hour modules. These are usually delivered on 4 days over a 4-week period.Practical Coaching AssessmentMultiple Choice Questionnaire6 x 30 minute sessions of supported coaching practice – these must be arranged by the candidate. This requires the candidate to be able to work in a coaching environment and must act as the lead coach with a UKCC2 or ECB level 2 coach supporting. The coach must display evidence of being able to plan progressive sessions. Coaches can get ideas on session plans by accessing the ECB session plans at www.ecbca.co.ukCandidates will be provided with a variety of resources to support your learning and enable you to fulfil the role of the ECB Coach.
Calderdale Association of Cricket Coaches also run other courses for its member clubs. These include: WicketkeepingTBA
Safeguarding & Protecting ChildrenIt is likely that all future Safeguarding course will be held "on line". Watch this space for further details as soon as they are available.
Introduction to Scoring
Blackley Cricket Club - annually in April - Free
This course is run by the Calderdale Cricket Development Group. Places are limited – please contact Julie Pearson to book a place.
Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses will be held during 2014/15. Details can be obtained and courses booked from the West Yorkshire Sport website http://www.wysport.co.uk/lead/coaching-wy/
Copies of the full prospectus are available from the Activity and Community Development Department - (01422) 284432,284414, and 284415.
NB - BOOKINGS WILL NEED TO BE MADE DIRECTLY WITH THE ACTIVITY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.