Talent Search Program (age group)
SLC National Coaching Department on the 25st June 2013 conducted an Cricket ‘Talent Search’ program at the Badulla Cricket Stadium. The main objective of this exercise was to search for young talent at age group level. The training program was attended by over (60) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented districts such as Badulla, Ampare & Monaragala. Cricketers who attended the program were from various Schools in the Uva Province, Cricketers identified with talent will continue to work closely with the respective District & Provincial Coach, while any Cricketers identified with extreme talent will be drafted to the National age group squads which are managed by the SLC National Coaching department.
On the 26nd June 2013 the SLC ‘Coach Education Unit’ conducted an ‘Coach Education Workshop’ for all Cricket Coaches who are in the Coaching fraternity in the Uva Province, this program was attended by (54) Coaches from the districts of Badulla, Ampare & Monaragala & was conducted successfully, it is imperative that the teachings & knowledge at National level are shared & filtered down to the rest of the Coaches involved in active Coaching throughout the Country. Other than the Cricketing areas the teachings also included a subject on ‘Physiotherapy’ in the effort of sharing ones knowledge & making an awareness with regard to the importance of this area related to injury management of young Cricketers which is a common feature in today’s context.
Masters In Charge – Program
SLC also linked up with the ‘Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association’ & the ‘Badulla District Cricket Association’ in conducting a program for the Schools ‘Masters In Charge’ involved in Cricket with regard to the duties one is expected to perform during his or her involvement, this program was attended by (30) participants from Badulla, Ampare & Monaragala. This program was conducted by Pugitha Pehilatha & Rajaratne from the SLSCA
The ‘Coach Education Unit’ of the SLC National Coaching Department conducted this program with the assistance, Piyal Wijetunga (National Spin Bowling Coach), Sumitra Waranakulasuriys (Development Coach), Prabath Nissanka (Fast Bowling Coach) Nuwan Seniviratne (Fielding Coach), JC Jamage & Heshan De Mel (Coach Educators)
The SLC Provincial & District Coaches network & the ‘Badulla District Cricket Association’s assistance was utilized in organizing & conducting the two day program.