Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) held its annual four-day Senior Coaches Conference at the
Irene Country Lodge this week.
50 coaches from around the country attended this year’s event. These included franchise coaches and assistant coaches, semi-professional coaches, provincial
coaching managers, tertiary coaches and coaches involved in CSA’s High
Performance program and talent scouts.
one of the most important events of the year,” commented CSA General Manager:
Cricket, Corrie van Zyl, “as it impacts on the development and well-being of
our cricket structures at all levels. Coaching is not just about teaching the
players the necessary techniques and sharpening their skills. It goes far
beyond that and is part of a holistic cricket education.
of this year’s conference was ‘Managing Complexities in an ever changing
environment’. I have every confidence that the conference added considerably to
the further growth and development of our professional coaches and the overall
coach education landscape.”
conference was also attended by national head coach, Russell Domingo, and
members of his senior coaching staff - Adrian Birrell, Claude Henderson and
commented: “We had an enlightening afternoon interacting and sharing
information with the current coaches in the system. The busy international
season doesn’t often allow for this opportunity but I think it’s important for
the respective coaches to have an idea of the national team strategy and plans
ahead for the season.
coaches play a vital role in guiding and nurturing the players coming through
to the Proteas team so it’s key for us to keep the communication channels
aligned. As coaches, we need to keep sharing ideas in this ever-changing
environment of international sport and to ensure that we keep the cricket