To: ICC East Asia Pacific Coaching and Development
From: Tim Anderson (ICC) Date: 15 November 2002
Subject: Important Information for Attendees
Congratulations on being nominated by your respective
home cricket boards to attend the inaugural ICC East Asia Pacific (EAP)
Coaching and Development Seminar in Melbourne. This is an event the
ICC is very excited about , as we hope it will provide the impetus for
all attendees to drive the improvement of cricket at a grass roots level
within their respective countries, and therefore within the region.
Below is some important information regarding the seminar
which you should understand before arriving in Melbourne.
1. Course Aims and Objectives
Without doubt one of the most important cricket development
strategies within the emerging nations of the EAP is the continued introduction
and growth of the game among children and teenagers. In order for
this process to be successful, and importantly sustainable, two important
issues must be addressed. These include the establishment, and or,
continued improvement of appropriate junior development structures with
these countries, and the ability of local coaches and development staff
to enthuse and educate people within their countries to become involved
in cricket coaching at a basic, introductory level.
Considering the above, this seminar will concentrate
primarily on educating participants to:
1. establish, and or improve the junior development structures
within their countries
2. conduct basic, introductory level coach education
sessions within their countries
2. Seminar Content
I have attached a document that outlines the content
of the seminar, and as you will notice, the schedule is very full.
Activities will range between lectures and practical education sessions,
guest speaker and participant presentations, as well as visits to junior
clinics, club trainings and cricket matches. Furthermore interactive
discussion on numerous topics will be encouraged between participants in
order to discover the ideal structure for both junior development and coach
education in each individual country.
It is important to understand that due to each EAP country
currently being in a different phase of development, and furthermore, as
all countries operate in vastly diverse environments - socially, financially,
geographically and climatically, this seminar will not aim to tell you
how junior development and introductory coach education should be structured
in your country. Rather the seminar will attempt to provide you with:
1. Guidelines as to the areas you need to focus attention
2. Information, Ideas and Practical Examples as to how
a program can be structured and implemented.
Therefore fool proof methods, or golden rules with guaranteed
success will not be demonstrated, rather guidance will be provided that
yourselves and your respective boards will have the responsibility to act
3. ICC Expectations
ICC EAP is dedicated to the sustainable development and
growth of cricket throughout the emerging cricket nations of the East Asia
Pacific region. Considering the aims of this seminar that are stated
above, and the fact that you have been identified as a leader of cricket
development in your country, ICC expect that upon returning home you will
begin to implement - with the support of your respective boards - many
of the initiatives that will be demonstrated during the week. This
point cannot be stressed enough, however I am sure with the calibre of
attendees expected, much progression in regards to grass roots development
will be made in each individual country following the seminar.
4. Attendee Role
During the seminar, your role will involve:
Thinking broadly about how cricket development can
be improved in your country
Learning how to conduct a basic cricket education course
Devising a proposed plan for Junior Development in
Enjoying and having fun
Making friends and contacts
It is hoped that many sessions will be conducted in a
interactive environment and therefore attendees will be encouraged to contribute
and ask questions at all times.
5. Attendee Preparation
On the first day of the seminar attendees from each country
will be expected to make a short presentation (about 10 min), outlining
what your country currently does in regard to junior development.
This can be done as a group if your country is represented by more than
1 person. Within your presentation please provide information on
the below areas in regard to your junior development program:
goals for the future
You will have access to a PowerPoint projector, overhead
projector or white board if you wish to use such aids during your presentation.
6. What to Bring??
Temperatures in Melbourne during December are quite warm
and tend to range between 25 and 35 degrees celsius. Activities will
be conducted both inside and outside, and will range between coaching and
attending lecture sessions at the Australian Cricket Board offices.
For outdoor sessions, tracksuit pants or shorts, a collared
shirt and jogging/walking shoes would be recommended. For indoor
sessions casual dress (ranging from jeans, dress pants or tracksuit pants
with a collared shirt) will be fine. Please bring along cricket shirts
from your home country to wear if you have them. Please refrain from
wearing t-shirts, sandles or thongs during the sessions at the ACB.
I strongly recommend you bring a note pad and a couple
of pen, while you will be supplied with a folder that can be filled with
presentation notes once you arrive.
Finally could you please bring a pair of slacks (dress
pants) to wear, as we have been invited to attend a small function at the
MCG on Friday evening during the one day game between Victoria and South
Accommodation will be at the:
Metro Hotel Melbourne
133 Jolimont Rd
Ph: +61 3 9663 4321
Fax: +61 3 9650 1833
The Metro is a 3min. walk from the Australian Cricket
Board offices (where much of the seminar will be held) and the MCG.
It is a 15min. walk, or 5min. tram ride, from the city centre of Melbourne.
Breakfast will be supplied at the Metro every morning
of your stay
Lunch will be provided on each day of the conference
(ie. Monday to Friday). Therefore you will need to purchase your
own on other days.
Dinner is not provided on any nights apart from Thursday
when a Team Dinner will take place.
9. Other Costs
As is stated above, the ICC will cover your breakfast,
lunches on seminar days and one dinner, all other costs while are to be
incurred by you personally.
Unless you are otherwise informed, you will be picked
up from the Melbourne airport by either myself, Russell James or Matthew
If you require anymore information, or would like to clarify
any of the above, please dont hesitate to contact me. Safe travels
and I look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.
ICC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
EAST ASIA - PACIFIC REGION