Information for Coaches

Not all teams yet have coaches appointed. Please consider stepping up to coach your team this season. We hope we can make it as easy as possible to volunteer.
1. Volunteering to coach - free training 
Are you looking to help with your child's cricket team this season?  Are you willing to give the coach a hand?  Are you volunteering to become a team coach this season?
Then you should do the Community Cricket Coaching course.

It is a requirement for all coaches to hold at least a community coaching course accreditation. The course consists of 7 compulsory online modules and an in person component which runs for 3 hours. 

There are many options for the in person component listed on the Cricket Australia Community Coach website. As long as you are registered to attend this course, you can train the team prior to this course. 

WA Cricket will be running Female Only sessions again this year. 

This course is not about coaching girls cricket. It is for women who want to understand cricket coaching. Come along and learn without the pressure of any cricket Dads who think they know it all already!

You can learn a lot even if you don't want to coach a team this year. There is no pressure to coach this year if you have done the course!

Please note all coaches in Under 10s and above must be accredited as Community Cricket coaches. That is why Cricket Australia are covering the cost of training. The only cost to you is your time.

If you have previously completed this training as a Community Cricket coach please email Inez de Wit, SPJCC Club Administrator on with your accreditation details available when you log in here.

The Cricket Australia Community Coach Accreditation is a comprehensive and enjoyable program. It is directed towards coaches at underage and community cricket level who wish to broaden their knowledge of the technical skills of the game, understand appropriate and effective ways to conduct sessions and gain an awareness of the factors motivating young people to play and enjoy cricket.

And when you then volunteer as a coach you will receive a complimentary SPJCC coach’s shirt, broad-brimmed hat and the use of a comprehensive coach’s manual.

2. Key Dates - Coaches

Monday 10 October 2022 - 6pm at Thornlie Sports Club on Berehaven Ave Thornlie. 
South East Association coaches briefing.
This is a briefing session for the following teams.
Boys Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10/11.

Girls Year 3/4/5, Year 6/7, Year 8/9 & Year 10/11/12
Come along and meet the coaches from the other teams we are playing.

Tuesday 11 October 2022 - at Raphael Park Clubroom
South Perth coaches briefing & Kit Bag collection

5.15pm - Girls Year 3/4/5, Year 6/7, Year 8/9 & Year 10/11/12
6.00pm - Boys Year 3
6.30pm - Boys Year 4/5
7.30pm - Boys Year 6/7
8.30pm - Boys Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10/11

Saturday 15 October 2022
Cricket season starts for Girls Year 3/4/5, Year 6/7, Year 8/9 & Year 10/11/12
Boys Year 3, Year 4/5, Year 6/7 & Year 8

Sunday 16 October 2022
Cricket season starts for Boys Year 9 & Year 10/11. 

Saturday 5 November 2022
Cricket Blast commences - Pre-Primary to Year 2

3. Volunteering to coach - extra support 

Good coaching is central to our club and the cricket experience of our players. However many Mums and Dads have stayed away because coaching cricket can be a daunting and demanding volunteer role for some people.

So at South Perth Junior Cricket Club we are addressing this problem with a leading program to assist volunteer coaches. And we are hoping all Mums and Dads consider becoming a volunteer coach with our support.

Of course all coaches must complete the approved Cricket Australia coaching course. But that is just training, not support.

The additional program we have introduced is led by Tom Scollay of Cricket Mentoring and addresses the fact that cricket coaching is unique and some people find it can be difficult and isolating. 

The support at our club will have two main aspects to provide ongoing development and support for all our volunteer coaches.

1. A supportive online community - Normally $14.95 per month, as a South Perth Junior Cricket Club Coach your membership will be complimentary.  This supportive community provides a large number of spaces to ask any questions and raise issues you have and get help from Tom or other coaches directly on your phone via the website or the app.

2. Ongoing advice and assistance - Tom will be available to drop into your training if you need a hand, help with planning, provide fresh ideas or assist with techniques to manage different types of players.