Coach Development

“Coaches are, in so many ways the sport. They are the people children listen to, learn from, and respect. Just as a great coach can inspire the hearts and minds of children to want to train and compete in sport, a poor coach can cause young participants and their families to walk away – never to return.”

Otago Cricket believe in 'great coaching for all', accessability to safety and progressive environments that enable the participant to:

  • Have fun and enjoy the game of cricket and expreiences it brings 
  • Develop new skills and progress the ones they have
  • Play with their friends and meet new ones, 
  • Enjoy sucess and the sucesses of others along the way
  • Become life long lovers of the game


 To register and gain access to online learning modules, click here. For an overview of the NZC Coaching Framework, click here.


There are currently a number of courses on offer for coaches throughout Otago and these will be listed here as places become available, or alternatively contact Will Deerness at Please note, only currently registered coaches are able to participate, you may need to renew your registration - Register or Renew Here.

Otago Cricket Development Course

Coaching Course

Otago Cricket's Development Course is for any coaches wishing to take a representative team, secondary school team or wanting to improve their coaching knowledge.

- Dates currently being developed for 2020

The cost of this course is $50 and there are online components which need to be completed prior to a practical day

Otago Cricket Skill-Specific Coaching Workshops

Otago Cricket is also offering skill-specific workshops with our Performance and Talent coaches and players

Specialist Clinics to be developed soon

Dunedin Cricket Coach Education Programmes

Our Dunedin Cricket Community Team has spent the winter developing a Coach Education Programme for the 2020-2021 Summer. The aim of this programme is to offer exciting opportunities to upskill coaches and cater to a range of abilities.

Advanced Foundation Courses