Local cricket coaches switch lessons online – The Royal Gazette

Updated: February 02, 2022 7:51 PM

Success: Local coaches Cal Waldron, left, Shane Hollis and Courtney Trott recently passed online coaching courses hosted by the Bermuda Cricket Board

Three local coaches have received their cricket accreditation and Elite High-Performance qualifications via online courses, the Bermuda Cricket Board announced yesterday.

Shane Hollis, Courtney Trott and Calvin Waldron are the first to complete their accreditation, with Waldron also completing his elite course after being recommended by BCB’s High Performance Committee.

In 2020, the BCB launched a partnership with the world cricket organization, CoachED, which allowed member clubs to enroll one person per club (male or female) in the program at a discounted rate.

The CoachED Cricket Course Accreditation is a comprehensive online course designed to equip cricket coaches with the most effective and relevant coaching skills, drills and information, providing them with everything they need when on the job. with cricketers of all ages and skill levels.

Waldron said: “The courses were very insightful and gave me much more knowledge about the sport of cricket in all its aspects, the credentialing course and most of the content was familiar to me since I completed my level 3 certification course.

“The Elite course was a bit more difficult as they went deeper into the sport; not only the field, bowling and stick, but it also covered aspects such as fitness, mental, nutrition and player/coach relationships.

“Overall, I really enjoyed the lessons because they opened my eyes to a lot of things that we coaches in Bermuda can’t contemplate or even implement.”

Waldron added: “The instructor, Gary Kirsten, is a very well-known former international player and a respected coach with a wealth of knowledge. While the other two hosts are cricket pioneers in their own right. I encourage any coach who has the ability and time to commit to the course to enroll.

“I will look to pass on some of the tools and knowledge I learned from these courses with my team and players in the future.”

Allan Douglas, President of BCB High-Performance, is delighted with the success of the local coaches.

“It’s wonderful that we now have three coaches who are qualified, committed and ready to help drive cricket forward,” Douglas said.

“The board, according to our strategic plan, is now looking to increase our pool of active coaches and we can now move them into higher roles such as our national men’s, women’s and under-19 teams. Congratulations to all of them.

Arnold Manders, President of BCB, added, “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our first three coaches to complete the CoachEd credential course.

“Especially Mr. Cal Waldron, who completed the certification course and the elite training course in one calendar year. What he was able to accomplish is quite phenomenal.

By February 28, the BCB will host an informative Zoom presentation for new participants and coaches. For more information or to join the council mailing list, contact the BCB at info@cricket.bm or call 292-8958

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