Sri Lanka Cricket’s National Coaching Department recently conducted its first ever Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course successfully with twenty participating in the said course.
The Course duration spanned over 7 days, five days of educational material & two days were allocated for assessments. The first course of its kind catered to candidates from Clubs tear (A & B) /District & Provincial Coaches.
In the past SLC obtained the services of Cricket Australia to conduct such programs at a costly amount, also many interested individuals in the Country have travelled overseas to participate in such Courses & had to bear a very high cost.
The current National Coaching Department Coaches were used as presenters during the course in many different aspects as to the delivered syllabus, SLC Coaching staff are qualified Coaches who have also played the game at competitive levels & possess good presentation skills.
One individual who stood out was our very own current ‘National Captain’ Mr. Mahela Jayawardene, who delivered a subject on ‘Mental Toughness’ at the request of the Coaching Department. It was a great gesture on the part of ‘Mahela’ to take time off his busy schedule gearing for the T20 World Cup in helping the Coaching fraternity by imparting his wide knowledge for the development of our Cricket in the Country.
The current SLC Level 1 Coaching Course is endorsed & classified by the ICC. The Coaching Department intends applying for ICC classification with regard to its SLC Level 2 Coaching syllabus.
The SLC Coaching Department intends opening the Level 2 Cricket Coaching Course to the public from 2013.