The IOMCA will be running a series of coach and volunteer development workshops this winter. The workshops are as follows:
Batting (Sunday 5th November)
A workshop looking at options to assist the white ball batter. The session will focus on pre-delivery movements, power hitting, adapting and innovation along with some traditional techniques played against pace and spin.
Fielding (Sunday 12th November)
This workshop will focus on a combination of technical and fun methods to develop the skills and enjoyment of an essential discipline, an area of the game that can be ignored by players and coaches alike.
Seam Bowling (Sunday 19th November)
This workshop will look at bowling successfully in white ball cricket for seam bowlers. This will involve a series of drills to develop a strong repetitive action as well as bowling variations essential for the modern white ball game.
Wicket Keeping (Sunday 26th November)
Developing wicket keepers can be an area that sometimes goes overlooked in training sessions. The key element of any fielding unit, the keeper sets the tone, so having a good keeper is vital! Focus will be on leg and off side takes, standing up and back as well as a series of catching drills.
Spin Bowling (Sunday 3rd December)
This workshop will look at methods when working with spinners, including technical and tactical interventions and drills. This will include developing young spinners as well as developing variations for more experienced spinners.
Demonstrations (Sunday 10th December)
An essential tool for any coach at all levels. The importance of a good visual representation of a skill can ensure a player develops at a quicker rate. An opportunity for coaches to understand positioning and styles for effective demonstrating along with the opportunity to be filmed, view and develop their demonstrations.
Women & Girls Cricket (Sunday 17th December)
A workshop introducing coaches to the different (if there are any) approaches in coaching women and girls in cricket. An interactive session where coaches will be asked to share their thoughts and will include players who will be able to give their views. Ideal for club coaches who have or are looking at starting women and girls teams or have female players in mixed teams.
All workshops 2-4 at King William’s College and £5 per workshop or £20 for all 7 workshops. These coach development workshops are designed for players, coaches, volunteers and parents. To book and for payment details please email: email@example.com
ICC Coach Education Courses Available on the Isle of Man
The ICC has launched it's first ever training and education programmes to improve the cricket playing experience for all associate members across the world.
ICC Coaching Foundation Certificate The first programme that was made available to aspiring coaches was an entry-level coaching course: the ICC Coaching Foundation Certificate. Launched in October 2021 as the first step on the ICC’s coach education pathway, over 3,200 learners have already completed the certificate.
The course is designed to introduce learners to the basic fundamentals of cricket so that they can play a supportive role in assisting qualified coaches in delivering fun-first cricket sessions to new and beginner participants. The course is completely free to access and is delivered entirely online through an innovative micro-learning approach, which enables courses to be completed at any pace and through short, sharp modules whether at home on a computer or on the move via a mobile device. To access the ICC Coaching Foundation Foundation Certificate, learners can register at www.icc-cricket.com/about/development/training-and-education.
ICC Coaching Course Level 1 The ICC has followed the successful launch of the ICC Coaching Foundation Certificate by expanding its coach education offering with the ICC Coaching Course Level 1.
Presented through a blended learning approach incorporating online and face-to-face training, the course certifies individuals to deliver coaching sessions to beginner participants on their own, and contains more in-depth technical information on areas such as batting, bowling and fielding
Further courses are being finalised currently to develop and grow cricket communities worldwide, including the ICC Coaching Course Levels 2 and 3, along with courses designed for aspiring match officials in the form of the Umpiring Foundation Certificate, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. All of these accredited courses are expected to be made available in 2023.
The IOMCA plan to run a series of ICC Level One Coaching Courses over the winter. Prerequisites for enrolling on the Level 1 are:
Completed the Coaching Foundation Certificate
An in date DBS certificate
An in date safeguarding and first aid certificate (or enrolled on a future course)
16 and above
IOMCA Young Leaders in Cricket 2022
On March 27th, thirteen young leaders took part in the IOMCA Young Leaders in Cricket training. Aged between 11 and 15 these young people have been assisting and delivering in clubs or will be over the upcoming season. The focus was on the role of a young leader, the 'how to coach' skills and everyone delivered an activity from the ICC Criiio cricket programme to their peers. These newly qualified young leaders will be out and about in their clubs helping with junior activities over the summer.
Young Leaders in Cricket Training 2022
The IOMCA will be running a free Young Leaders in Cricket training on Sunday March 27th 10-1 at King William's College gym for 11 to 16 year olds. This is to support those young coaches who have been assisting and leading Manx Youth Games, CricStart and club junior training. The course will be covering the role of a young leaders and the how to coach skills of coaching batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping.
The ICC has recently released their coaching pathway model and the first course on this pathway is now available to prospective candidates and a brief overview of the course is as follows:
ICC Foundation Certificate The first step for aspiring coaches is to undertake the ICC Foundation Certificate – a course which equips participants with the knowledge necessary to support qualified coaches deliver fun-first experiences for new and beginner participants. The course doesn’t require any prior knowledge of the game, and introduces learners to the basic fundamentals of cricket, and what it takes to facilitate cricket sessions. The ICC Foundation Certificate is entirely self-paced, meaning it can be done as fast or as slow as the learner wants, and is delivered entirely online.
Six modules make up the ICC Foundation Certificate: The Game, Safety & Inclusion, The Participants, The Coach, Effective Training Sessions Game Day. Assessments are available at the end of each module, and require the aspiring coach to hit the pass mark of 75% before progressing to the next module. Once all six modules and assessments have been completed, a certificate of completion will be issued
The course is online and interactive and can be completed at the candidates leisure. The course content is in the shape of video clips, infographics, text and multiple choice quizzes. The content makes the courses fun and informative with the digital set up making the learning an enjoyable experience. A unique feature is that the recommended way to download and complete the course is on a smartphone. Please follow the below link to register - www.icc-cricket.com/about/development/training-and-education
Coach and Volunteer Workshops 2021
The IOMCA are investigating the feasibility of running a series of workshops for coaches and volunteers over the summer to assist their development. The available workshops are as follows:
CricStart Facilitator Training A 3-hour workshop on becoming a facilitator for the new CricStart programme. This workshop is ideal for young (14+) and new people who want to assist their club in growing the number of young/new club members. An interactive workshop which will include theory and practical exercises on creating the best environment to help youngsters 3-9 years of age develop and stay in the game.
Coaching in Schools Training A 3-hour workshop linking the ICC Criiio resources and best practices to deliver in schools (predominantly key stage 1 & 2). The school environment is any coaches best opportunity to deliver to larger groups and grow club numbers, ensuring a quality first experience to give the best chance to migrate to clubs. Looking at skills and games which will keep large groups active both indoors and outdoors. Ideal for people who are looking at delivering in schools for the IOMCA or as part of the longer term plans for club/school links.
Coaching Women and Girls Workshop A 2-hour workshop introducing coaches to the different (if there are any) approaches in coaching women and girls. An interactive session where coaches will be asked to share their thoughts and will include players who will be able to give their views. Ideal for club coaches who have or are looking at starting women and girls teams or have female players in mixed teams.
Softball to Hardball Workshop The challenge of the transition from softball to hardball cricket has been one faced by coaches for years, Is it an age or ability thing? What are the dangers of leaving it too late or moving players into it too early? Coaches will look at options to explore in ensuring a smooth transition to help players make the move with confidence. Ideal for coaches working with kwik cricketers and younger hardball age players.
Advanced Batting Workshop A 3-hour workshop looking at options to assist more advanced batters. The session will focus on pre-delivery movements, power hitting, adapting and innovation along with some traditional techniques played against extreme pace and spin. Ideal for coaches working with older more experienced players.
Advanced Bowling Workshop Can bowlers continue to do the same thing with the white ball as red? The modern batsman looks to score off every ball and has a 6 to 1 mentality. This 2-hour session looks at bowling successfully in T20 cricket for both seam and spin bowlers. Ideal for coaches working with older more experienced players.
The IOMCA can also visit clubs to deliver a bespoke workshop to suit the needs of your coaches and volunteers (dependent on numbers). If anyone is interested in any of the above workshops please email firstname.lastname@example.org
IOM Sport Coach Development Opportunities
IOM Sport have organised a series of webinar presentations for people to access to develop their coaching practices ranging from learning and feedback processes to mental health awareness. These workshops are free to anyone who would like to view them and no coaching qualifications are necessary. See the below attached flyer for full details.
Isle of Sport will be running a 'Managing Your Mind' workshop for coaches and athletes led by Leonnie Lightfoot. Dr Stephen Peters author off the 'Chimp Paradox' has started a company to explain his theory of the chimp brain. See below for details of how to enrol for attendance.
Sports Nutrition Experts to Visit the Island
Team Sky and England Rugby’s head sports nutrition consultations are to give local athletes and coaches hints on how their diet can improve their performance. Dr James Morton and Professor Graeme Close will kick start year two of Isle of Man Sport’s Coaching Development Programme at a seminar on September 24th. They will help educate local athletes and coaches on how to optimise their nutrition to maximise performance. James helped Team Sky secure another victory at the Tour de France with Chris Froome and will share his expertise in performance nutrition for endurance athletes. Graeme, the head nutritional consultant to England Rugby and a former professional rugby league player, will talk about nutritional demands for team and power-based sports. Graeme is also the lead nutritionist to Team GB ski and snowboard and supports Isle of Man winter Olympian, Zoe Gillings-Brier.
Trevor Christian, who coordinates the Coaching Development Programme, said: ‘It is a real coup to be able to bring two of the world’s leading experts in sports nutrition to the Isle of Man. ‘Graeme and James excel in their ability to successfully apply their research in the world of professional sport. With the success of Team Sky and England Rugby, if you excuse the pun, the proof is in the pudding.’
The event has been made possible through sponsorship from Next Level Nutrition, a new business offering sports nutrition services. Owner Angela Clucas said: ‘Sports nutrition is an ever-evolving science. Keeping up to date with the latest research helps athletes get the most out of their training and perform to their best in competition.’ Angela has just finished her MSc in Sports Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University, under the guidance of Graeme and James, who are based there, and she will deliver a section of the seminar.
The event will be held at Keyll Darree Lecture Theatre, Braddan, from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 24th September. Tickets are free and can be booked email@example.com or call Trevor on 01624 688590 for further details.
Cricket Skills Workshops 2015
There will be the opportunity to attend workshops covering the skills of batting, bowling and fielding during the winter of 2015. These workshops will give an insight into the basics as well as look at some more advanced options to help players improve. The workshops will benefit players, coaches and parents and there will be practical elements for all to have a go if they choose to. If you have any questions or would like to book on the course please email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the below form below.
The Isle of Man Cricket Association is committed to developing cricket at all levels and through all aspects. To assist clubs and schools cater with growing numbers of players and develop players skill levels we will be running a UKCC2 certificated coaching course this winter. see details of the course on the form below.