The first ever (Inaugural) SLC fully owned Level 2 Cricket Coaching certificate distribution was held at the SLC Headquarters recently.The accreditation Coaching Course was conducted in September 2012 & was held over a six day period, fifteen of the twenty Coaches who participated in the said course were successful in fulfilling all course requirement’s to be accredited as an SLC Level 2 Cricket Coach.
The Syllabus for this Course was constructed over a (10) month period by the Coaching Department & was developed by the National Coaching Staff & the Coach Education Unit of SLC. The SLC National Specialist Coaches& Coach Educators were utilized as presenters in the said Course. The National Captain at that time ‘Mahela Jayawardne’ also presented a topic on ‘Mental Toughness & leadership’ at this program. Prior to this the Level 2 Coaching Courses were conducted by ‘Cricket Australia’ at the request of SLC in Sri Lanka & this came at a hefty cost of US $ 40,000 per Course to SLC. At present Sri Lankan’s who wish to follow this type of course travel overseas at a cost of Rs.700,000 to 800,000 per person.
The conducted Coaching Course attracted Ex National players such as ‘Avishka Gunawardne, Nuwan Zoysa & Ravindra Pushpakumara who are currently involved in the Coaching fraternity in Sri Lanka. The Coaching Department who currently has the ‘International Cricket Council’ endorsement for SLC’s Level 1 Coaching Course intends obtaining the ICC classification for its Level 2 Coaching Course in the future.