Talent Search Program (age group)
SLC National Coaching Department on the 21st of May 2013 conducted an Cricket ‘Talent Search’ program at the Galle International 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 (70) Cricketers from the ages of (14) to (19) years old. The Cricketers represented districts such as Galle, Matara & Hambantota. SLC over the years have had many Cricketers from the Southern Province who have represented the Country & still to date SLC keeps a close watchful eye in this part of the Country from where Cricketers show great promise & eventually the most talented go on to don the National cap one day. Cricketers who attended the program were from various Schools in the Southern 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 22nd May 2013 the SLC ‘Coach Education Unit’ conducted an ‘Coach Education Workshop’ for all Cricket Coaches who are in the Coaching fraternity in the Southern Province, this program was was attended by (48) Coaches from the districts of Galle , Matara, Hambantota & 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 ‘Southern Provincial 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 (72) participants from Galle, Matara & Hambantota. This occasion was also graced by SLSCA Secretary Dilshan De Silva / Y. Nishantha & Mr. Jayananda Waranaweera (Provincial Secretary)
The ‘Coach Education Unit’ of the SLC National Coaching Department conducted this program with the assistance of ‘Naveed Nawaz’ (U.19 National Coach), Roger Wijesuriya (U.17/15 National Coach), Piyal Wijetunga (National Spin Bowling Coach), Sumitra Waranakulasuriys (Development Coach) Nuwan Seniviratne (Fielding Coach), JC Jamage & Heshan De Mel (Coach Educators)
The SLC Provincial & District Coaches network & the ‘Southern Provincial Cricket Association’s assistance was utilized in organizing & conducting the two day program.