Probably the key point here is that you don't need a strong background or skills in cricket to coach. What you do need is some enthusiasm and an ability to manage a group of kids.
1. NZ Cricket run a series of courses suitable for all junior coaching levels. Details can be found HERE. The first couple of courses are mainly on-line, and the club pays any fees associated with them. The club would like to see all coaches and potential coaches undertake the Foundation and Advanced Foundation courses. The Level 1 course is more suited to Y5 and up, and is more of a time commitment.
2. NZ Cricket has also produced a range of support materials for practices. These can be found by following the links below:
Week by week planning session for 5-10 year olds HERE
Skills for Years 1 & 2 (5-7 year olds) HERE
Skills for Years 3 & 4 (8-9 year olds) HERE
Skills for Years 5 & 6 (10-11 year olds) HERE
Skills for year 7 & 8 (12-13 year olds) HERE
With the world moving on-line, we encourage all our scorers of hard ball cricket to use CricHQ for scoring of games. View CricHQ online training resources HERE. We will also be running scoring workshops using CricHQ during the season.
For soft ball grades, you can download scoresheets and instructions on how to record the score: