WACA Advanced Coaching Course Receives Global Coaches
24 January 2013  

Coach Education has firmly put WACA on the map with the recently completed Level 2 Advanced Coach accreditation course.

WACA Coaching Cordinator Simon Bowman and co-facilitator Andy Oram, Head Coach at Wanneroo and former English county professional, combined to provide a three-day intensive course that resonated with local, regional and international coaches alike.

First class players - Tino Matawayo (Zimbabwe), Hammad Ulla Khan (Malaysia) and Noel Raymond (Global Academies, ICC, Dubai) and the effervescent Victor Musasia (Texas, formerly Kenya) added a global and developing country theme to a course that focused on 'How Coaches Coach', progression and regression drills, sports psychology in cricket and Coach planning and session organisation to an Advanced level.

With five from the last six A-Grade Premiership wins under their belts Bowman and Oram combined to deliver a course that allowed candidates to 'think like coaches not players', they 'differentiated between development and high performance coaching using relevant drills and progressions', promoted 'thinking cricket skills for coaches and detailed the art of winning psychology for groups and individuals'.

Tremendous feedback was received from candidates and the interactive course included inspirational insight from Scorchers Head Coach Justin Langer and overseas professional Alfonso Thomas.The silky skills of Michael Johnson (Scarborough and Worcestershire's first-team keeper) and batting expertise from Claremont Nedland's Jim Allenby and insight to spin from WACA High Performance spin coach Michael Goss combined to create a superb learning environment for the visiting Coaches.