Whether it is about putting something back into the game you love, continuing your career in a natural progression, helping out at your local club, or simply providing more support to your child, there is a reason for everyone to get involved in coaching.
Coach Education plays a vital role in the overall development of cricket within the Isle of Man and the IOMCA is committed to delivering a great experience for all candidates with the aim of inspiring the coaches that we train to pass on a love of the game to the youngsters that will last a lifetime. We aim to run courses and coach education workshops each year, to expand and improve our coaching base.
From 2022 ICC courses available on the Isle of Man include:
ICC Coaching Foundation Certificate
ICC Coaching Course Level 1
This is alongside bespoke IOMCA courses and workshops delivered on the Isle of Man.
To coach young people on the Isle of Man, prerequisites are:
An in date DBS certificate
An in date safeguarding and
An in date first aid certificate
As a coach or volunteer coaching and assisting coaches within the club environment it is good practice to attend certain pre-requisite courses and have additional checks in place. All active coaches should have a DBS (disclosure and barring service check) as well as SPC (safeguarding and protecting children) and an Emergency Aid qualification. These courses are all offered by IOM Sport year round and a list of the upcoming courses can be found on the link: msr.gov.im/msr/training-opportunities/ Emergency Aid and Safeguarding courses are free for Manx Youth Games coaches.