15 Sept 2020
CoachED giving private coaches the edge
Durban – As the new intake of the CoachED Cricket Elite Accreditation
enrolees work through the twelve week online cricket coach education
course, private coach and Durban academy owner Husain Badat says that he
found the Elite Accreditation invaluable.
The former cricketer has been involved in coaching for over twelve years
and felt like he got to the stage where he needed to do something more.
He had achieved his CSA Level Two in 2009 and felt stagnant until he
turned to the CoachED Elite Accreditation course.
“The question I continuously asked myself was ‘how can I continue to
improve and enhance my coaching ability?’” he said.
“During my twelve years of coaching, I have coached at various schools,
clubs and academies, both locally and abroad. In 2014, I launched the
Elite Cricket Academy which provides private cricket coaching services
to individuals and organisations in the greater Durban area.
“As a coach, in the last few years I felt as if I reached a plateau
within my coaching environment.
“The game of cricket has rapidly evolved and there is a lack of coaching
education and resources available to continue to enhance the knowledge
“Quite simply, coaches want to improve themselves in order to provide a
higher quality of coaching which in turn will produce higher skilled and
prepared players,” he explained.
For Badat the search led him to CoachED but he says he was sceptical at
first, but the team provided him with the reassurance that he needed
heading into the course.
“I personally came across the CoachED platform on Instagram but I was
still uncertain about what it entailed. I mean, there are numerous
coaching resources online but you never really know what the content is
going to entail or how beneficial it's going to be to the end user.
“After enquiring about the course, I received a lengthy phone call which
provided me with insight into what the course will entail as well as the
different accreditation options. Being the cricket addict that I am it
was a matter of go big or go home – Elite Accreditation here I come!”
Following the intense twelve weeks of learning, engaging and
understanding from some of the world’s the greatest cricketing minds,
Badat is still trying to wrap his head around all that he experienced.
“It's been a month since I have successfully completed the course and I
am still trying to digest all the knowledge and learning which took
“Over and above the prestigious guests that Gary (Kirsten) brought on
board, the silver lining for me was having the personal one-on-one
sessions with Gary himself throughout the program.
“This was inspirational and a real game-changer as it was very specific
to me as an individual and coach.”
From not knowing where he was going with his coaching to a revitalised
approach to the game and his outlook on it, Badat feels that any coach
whether they be private or in the public sphere must do the course.
“This CoachED journey has been life changing for me both on and off the
field. It has given me a totally different perspective on how I see
things and I would strongly recommend all cricket coaches to sign up and
become part of the CoachED family,” he mentioned.
For more information on CoachED and the accreditation packages that they
offer visit www.coachedcricket.com
For more information on the
African Cricketers Association visit
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Owner of the
Elite Cricket Academy Husain Badat (right), pictured with Proteas and
Hollywoodbets Dolphins star Andile Phehlukwayo (left), recently
completed the CoachED Cricket Elite Accreditation course that has helped
him take his career to the next level.
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