16 July 2020
CoachED helping pave the way for women's coaches
Durban – Leading women’s cricket coaches Denisha Devnarain and Claire
Terblanche are midway through the CoachED Elite Accreditation coaching
course masterminded by Gary Kirsten, enthusiastic that the knowledge they
have acquired will allow them to broaden their horizons as coaches and
coach top level men’s cricket sides as well.
Devnarain was recently promoted from head coach of the KZN Coastal Women’s
team to the CSA National Academy and SA Under 19 Women’s team, showing her
continuous rise through the coaching ranks.
Being part of the CoachED Elite Accreditation course has helped her expand
her coaching knowledge and helped ensure that she is not pigeon-holed in
the women's game alone.
"The one thing that I have found is that this course does not limit me to
just coaching women’s cricket,” Devnarain said.
“The fundamentals are the same which is fantastic for me and I can coach
men’s cricket too with the skills that I am picking up.”
For Devnarain taking the course at this time is something that she feels
will help her grow into her new role within the Cricket South Africa
“This course has taught me so much and couldn’t have come at a better time
for me because I want to complete my CSA Level 4 course when I get the
“We have been provided with the ideal blueprint for coaching but the
course is so objective that there are things that you learn and adapt to
your personal style of coaching.
“For me preparing for a season has definitely been an element that has hit
home. Getting players ready and giving them the best chance to succeed
during the season is something I know I need to work on,” she added.
Terblanche is currently the Women’s Framework Coach and Head Coach at
Western Province Cricket and holds her CSA Level 3 Coaching certificate,
but feels the CoachED programme has helped her broaden her knowledge by
learning from coaches who have coached at the highest level.
“It’s been fantastic to get insight from a different point of view,”
Terblanche said. “The CoachED approach isn’t ‘by the book’ coaching like
you would think and to be able to learn and share knowledge with other
coaches from different backgrounds helps hugely.
“We are put in groups where we share ideas and information through
WhatsApp, which is great.”
Terblanche is currently part of the Elite Accreditation course where some
of the world’s premier coaches and players share their knowledge with
them. Having such high quality insight gives her and the others a
perspective never seen before in a coaching course.
To be able to tap into the minds of the best coaches and players in the
world has helped Terblanche expand her mindset when it comes to coaching.
“The programme can work in helping raise the standard of women’s coaching
in South Africa and I cannot recommend the course high enough.
“You learn so many different things but for me people management is
definitely the one aspect that I will take out of the course.
“Being able to manage all the people involved in a cricket team and the
people that surround the player by making sure everyone understands the
direction that the team and the individual player is going in,” she added.
For more information on CoachED and the accreditation packages that they
offer visit www.coachedcricket.com
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Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal Women's coach and now National Women's Academy
and SA U19 coach Denisha Devnarain believes the CoachED Online programme
is helping her grow and develop as a coach.
coach of the Western Province Women's team Claire Terblanche thinks that
she is benefiting hugely from the CoachED Online coaching programme.
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