26 June 2020
Written by: Nick Tatham
CoachED receiving buy-in from top cricketing schools
Durban – Despite the impact of the coronavirus on school activities, the
pioneering CoachED Cricket Online Coach Education programme continues to
reach some of the country’s top schools cricketing coaches through the
Elite Accreditation package on their online portal.
The course has caught the eye of a number of high profile cricket
coaches in South Africa and around the world. Included in these are St
Andrews’ Director of Cricket Carl Bradfield and Kingswood High
Performance Cricket Coach Murray Ranger as well as recently retired
Warriors fast bowler Andrew Birch giving a distinct Eastern Cape flavour
to the current crop.
Ranger, who represented Border and the Warriors as a player, was full of
praise for the course and what it can offer to coaches hoping to expand
their knowledge and expertise.
“I have loved every minute of the course so far,” Ranger said. “To be
able to interact with other coaches and have access to all of this
information has been incredible and has opened my eyes to other ways of
thinking about the game.
“Having a platform where your ways of thinking are challenged by some of
the best in the business can only make you a better coach.”
The Elite Accreditation course comes with direct access to ICC Cricket
World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten as well as a number of other
professional coaches and players from around the world, including
Australian national coach Justin Langer and current captain of South
Africa Faf Du Plessis to name a few.
“To be able to have one-on-one time with Gary Kirsten is incredible and
it’s something that you will never get with any other coaching course!
“I’ve completed the Cricket South Africa coaching course but this is not
the same and is on a different level,” Ranger added.
Having nearly completed the twelve week course, Ranger is confident that
he will be able to push his other coaches to take part in the CoachED
Accreditation course which is aimed at less experienced coaches and
covers eleven interactive online modules.
“It’s a fantastic way for us to upskill the other coaches at the
school,” he mentioned. “We’ll be looking into getting as many cricket
coaches onto the various courses as possible as we can see the benefits
St Andrews Director of Cricket and former Eastern Province batsman Carl
Bradfield echoed Ranger’s sentiments but also felt that all those taking
part in the current CoachED Elite Accreditation package were all willing
to help each other grow.
“Sometimes you get coaches who don’t want to give away their secrets but
it feels like we are all a team,” Bradfield said. “Everyone is very
supportive and looking out for each other.”
As an experienced schools cricket coach Bradfield believes that the
course is the ultimate passage to improving as a mentor.
“It’s providing us with the highest level of knowledge. We are receiving
information from the highest end of cricket coaches and players.
“You cannot be exposed to that sort of information anywhere else,” he
“We will definitely be looking into getting our coaches at St Andrews
onto the CoachED programme.”
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World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten (grey shirt, blue shorts) has been
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programme that is being used by some of South Africa's top schools
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