Coach Education in South West Scotland

South West Coaching, www.southwestcoaching.org, is a new site which covers coach education opportunities in the South est Of Sctland.

“Sport Scotland is working with partners to establish six regional sporting partnerships across the country. This regional way of working is designed to link national programmes with local delivery, and provides a platform for partners (local authorities, governing bodies of sport and other organisations) to work together to achieve more than they could individually.

This application has been developed in a partnership approach between Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, and North Ayrshire Councils/KA Leisure and other organisations in order to provide an overview of coach education opportunities within the region.”

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2011/12 Coach Development

The winter programme of Coach Award Courses (UKCC2) are now available to book onto. The three courses in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth will enable those wanting to coach children and young players with the skills and knowledge to do so.

Full details are on the Cricket Scotland website.

In particular the course in the West is in Glasgow.

Venue- St Thomas Aquinas RC Secondary School 112 Mitre Road Glasgow G14 9PP

Dates Activity Times

Saturday 12 November 2011 Modules 1 & 2 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 13 November 2011 Modules 3 & 4 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 26 November 2011 Modules 5 & 6 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 27 November 2011 Modules 7 & 8 10.00am – 5.00pm

Closing Date for Applications – Friday 28 October 2011

Bookings can be made through the Cricket Scotland shop here.

Successful local Level 1 course

The UKCC Level 1 Cricket Coaches Course, specifically targeted for the Dumfries and Galloway region, was successfully delivered through Cricket Scotland over two weekends in March at the David Keswick Centre in Dumfries. That had attendees from around the region and from local clubs with eighteen students of varying ages completing the course.

West Level 2 Course in November

Dates for a West UKCC Level 2 coaching course which takes place in November are provided below.

West Level 2
Greenwood Academy – School Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA11 4HL

Dates Activity Times
Saturday 12 November 2011 Modules 1 & 2 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 13 November 2011 Modules 3 & 4 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 26 November 2011 Modules 5 & 6 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 27 November 2011 Modules 7 & 8 10.00am – 5.00pm

Closing Date for Applications – Friday 28 October 2011

Assessment day (after 10 hours of documented coaching): Provisionally, April 2012.

Price: £225 Book online at the Cricket Scotland Shop.

Clinics for Coaches

West Development Manager, Iain Stewart has asked that the dates of upcoming coaching clinics taking place in Glasgow are highlighted.

Iain says “These are a good opportunity for coaches to upskill and get new ideas ahead of a new season. There is a cost of £5 per session, but if coaches book themselves on to the first two they get to attend the third session free.”

Sessions will be taken by Steve Knox and Gordon Drummond (Thu 3rd Feb – Batting), Andy Tennant and Craig Wright (Thu 10th Feb -Bowling) and

Fielding/Wicketkeeping/Conditioning
Tony Judd and Simon Smith
Wednesday 2nd March 6.30pm-8.45pm
at Hamilton College, Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0AY
Cost £5

Any booking and questions can be directed to Iain (07825-172346, Email: IainStewart@cricketscotland) and there is more information on the clinic flyer January 2011 West Coaching Clinics.