Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) national coaching department conducted its first ever Level II cricket coaching course successfully with twenty participating recently.
The course duration spanned over seven days, five days of educational material and two days were allocated for assessments.
The first course of its kind catered to candidates from clubs from Tier A and B, district and provincial coaches.
In the past SLC obtained the services of Cricket Australia to conduct such programmes at a costly amount, also many interested individuals in the country have traveled overseas to participate in such courses.
“The current National Coaching Department Coaches were used as presenters during the course in many different aspects as to the delivered syllabus, SLC coaching staff are qualified coaches who have also played the game at competitive levels and possess good presentation skills,” the SLC in a press communiqué said.
One individual who stood out was Sri Lanka’s present cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene, who conducted a session under the subject of ‘Mental Toughness’ at a request made by the Coaching Department of SLC.
“It was a great gesture on the part of Mahela (Jayawardene) to take time off his busy schedule gearing for the T20 World Cup in helping the coaching fraternity by imparting his wide knowledge for the development of our cricket in the country,” SLC further added.
The Level I Coaching Course conducted by SLC is endorsed and classified by the International Cricket Council.
The SLC Coaching Department also revealed that it intends in opening the Level II Cricket Coaching Course to the public from 2013.