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Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby BallOil » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:39 am


ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has continued its efforts to strengthen coaching and ultimately improve the quality of regional squads and players in the region.CWI and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have collaborated on another Level 3 certification course resulting in a further 25 coaches in the region attaining the Level 3 standard.

Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, says “The Level 3 course is an important part of the current CWI Coaching pathway which starts from the Foundation course and incorporates Levels 1 and 2 and now includes Level 3. We are keen on ensuring all our franchises have the benefit of coaches prepared at the elite level.” The course is an 8-day tutored course which focuses on preparing coaches to work with elite players and teams.

Adams declared that “with the Level 3 certification, coaches are better equipped to lead their national teams and the training and experience should provide the tools necessary for more one on one coaching, while allowing them to better prepare elite players.”

Adams also noted that “producing world class players and winning teams is our #1 objective within CWI’s new five-year strategic plan.There is a proven direct correlation between high level coaching standards and good players and ultimately, winning teams,” emphasized Adams. “And by collaborating with the ECB, this is a great demonstration of how partnerships can help CWI pool resources to increase investment in our great game.”

This latest batch of participants includes former great West Indian fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose andformer Test players, Reon King, Pedro Collins, Stuart Williams, Ryan Hinds among a list of 25 newly certified Level 3 coaches from across the region as well as the USA and Canada.

Ambrose, who was delighted at the opportunity to upgrade his technical knowledge, wants to “use this newly-acquired skill as soon as I am able to and I am looking forward to contributing more, soon.”

Jamaica Scorpions’ Assistant Coach, Andrew Richardson was also successful in this module and his “it was an opportunity I have always wanted. I am hoping this will benefit the players I work with at all levels to be able to produce the best players for West Indies cricket.” Richardson currently coaches at the high school, regional and first-class levels. He is the manager of the Jamaica Tallawahs.

Canadian National Coach, Zubin Surkari, who was the assistant coach for his team at the recently-concluded U19 World Cup, says, “the course was very beneficial, and it will assist me greatly in working with players in a high-performance program and with senior players.”

Tim Dellor led a team of instructors from the ECB while West Indians Tony Gray, Jeffrey Dujon, Hendy Springer and Gus Logie assisted in the delivery of specialist modules. The course was delivered in Antigua last November while final assessments were done in Barbados and Grenada in mid-February.

The full list of Level 3 certified coaches:

Vinood Maharaj

Terrance Corke

Brendon Ramjal

Robert Turner

Brian Browne

Zubin Surkari

Stuart Williams


Raphael Croney

David Bernard

Keith Charlery

Andrew Richardson

Cleton Burnett

Curtly Ambrose

Calvin Waldron

Ryan Hinds

Clay Smith

Pedro Collins

Reon King

Ricky Clarke

Winston Smith

Dave Marshall

Bharat Mangru

Errol Barrow

Richard Clarke

Since 2016, CWI, through partnership with the ECB, has now produced a total of 46 coaches with Level 3 certification.


CWI also confirmed that in partnership with UWI, the course content for a new CWI Level 2 coaching course is close to be finalized.

Jimmy Adams stated, “Our partnership with UWI is another top priority of our new strategic plan and will mean that by this summer all Foundation, Level I & II courses can be held in the region run by CWI coaches and approved by UWI.” Adams confirmed that once the level 2 course is established, CWI and UWI plan to develop course content for a Level 3 that will mean that all coaching courses in the region can be held and certified within the Caribbean.

Adams also said, “We are very grateful to the continued support we have received from the ECB Coach Education department, but it is long overdue that we have the skills, ability and resources to administer Coach Education in the region independently, so that we can dramatically increase the number of qualified coaches working in our system.”
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Re: Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby mikesiva » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:09 am

I can see where Jimmy is going with this....

In 1976 Montreal Olympics, there was a gold medal for Jamaica's track athletes, but after that
we had to wait until 1996 for Deon Hemmings to win gold in the women's 400m hurdles. But following that, Jamaica won a string of medals, gold, silver and bronze, in the Olympics and World Champs that followed, including the Usain Bolt era. How did that transformation take place?
The JAAA invested in training track coaches and exporting them to every part of the island after Montreal. In the 1980s, there were world class track coaches in every major high school around the island. That laid the groundwork for Jamaica's outstanding success in track this century.

So, Jimmy is trying to do the same with cricket coaches. But another factor contributes to the success of track in Jamaica. Even primary school track meets attract crowds of thousands of fans. Club cricket is only watched by three men and a dog these days. However, having said that, club T20 cricket is starting to attract good crowds, so this coaching can benefit our future development of the T20 stars of the next decade. The coaches can eradicate any flaws these future T20 stars may have in batting, bowling and fielding.

Forget Test and ODI cricket. That ship has sailed from the Caribbean.
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Re: Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby Googley » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:29 am

Jimmy needs several "Rohan Kanhais" :lol: :lol:
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Re: Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby Gils » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:31 pm

November 18, 2002

" At its recent board of directors' meeting held in Trinidad, the West Indies Cricket Board allocated US $2 million dollars to cricket development programmes for its next financial year.

The Development Programme that is based on the WICB's Strategic Plan is a key facet of WICB's business plan approved for the financial year that runs from October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

The budget will now allow the WICB to appoint a cricket development officer in each of the six territories by January 2003 for the first time.

Each of the territories is responsible for producing class players. The WICB cannot do it from our headquarters in Factory Road in Antigua and that's why we have chosen to implement this programme with development officers.

Over the next year, the regional coaching programme will also be expanded and re-designed with the introduction of new training modules complemented by audio-visual materials.

At a news conference last Monday in Port of Spain, WICB President Rev. Wes Hall announced that the Board will be encouraging former West Indies players who are interested in coaching to obtain the relevant training and certification.

In this regard, he applauded the participation and certification of Kenny Benja-min, Reon King and Keith Arthurton in the Level 2 coaching programme noting that they had all done "exceedingly well".

Earlier this year the Level 1 coaching programme was launched after extensive consultation with practising coaches and other stakeholders from across the region.

To date, Guyana and Antigua have conducted courses using the revised curriculum and Jamaica plans to conduct three such courses before the end of the year. The courses will train over 100 Level 1 coaches.

We have also completed the production of resources for Level 1. The manual should be returned from the printers any time now and a CD has been produced with all the resources needed to conduct a Level 1 course.

In addition, we have extended the Level 1 programme to Bermuda in pursuance of our mandate to develop cricket in the Americas. The course in Bermuda was conducted between October 23 and 27 and a dozen coaches completed this course.

WICB Chief Cricket Development Officer Michael Seepersaud coordinated the course in Bermuda and was facilitated by former West Indies cricketer Jeffrey Dujon, ably supported by former Guyana batsman Mark Harper, who now lives and coaches in Bermuda.

According to the Secretary of the Bermuda Cricket Board, their objective is to get as many qualified coaches as possible to not only improve cricket on the island domestically, but internationally as well.

In terms of the Level 2, the first re-accreditation course was conducted between November 4 and 8 in Trinidad and Tobago. This course was conducted by Ashleigh "Toot" Byron from Queensland, Australia, and included several regional facilitators including Gus Logie, Dujon, Brian Davis and Tony Gray, all former West Indies players.

Over two-dozen coaches completed this course. The WICB commends the work done by Byron, admirably supported by Dujon and others. We plan to conduct two Level 2 courses in 2003 entirely facilitated by regional personnel.

The revised curriculum brings an improved instruction methodology with great attention paid to biomechanics, presentation/coaching skills and techniques of skill development and assessment.

All of this which we believe is part of the "revolution" in coaching education will contribute significantly to returning West Indies Cricket to its winning ways. "
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Re: Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby Gils » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:39 pm

January 19, 2003

" IN AUGUST two years ago, the West Indies Cricket Board's development plan entitled Creating the Infrastructure for the Sustained Development of Cricket Talent was completed.

Implementation was initially restricted by the financial constraints of the WICB. Despite the continuing financial constraints and, in recognition of the critical need to commit resources to development, the WICB's directors approved the development budget of US $2 million in November last year. Of this amount, US $600,000 was directly provided to the territorial boards.

As of December 31 last year, significant progress has been made in implementing the development plan.

The revamped Level I coaching has been re-launched with programmes taking place in Guyana, Bermuda, Anguilla, Antigua and Jamaica. These programmes have trained close to 100 persons.

A revamped Level II re-accreditation course was conducted in Trinidad in November training 27 regional coaches including a representative of the West Indies Women Cricket Federation. Graduates included former international stars like Kenny Benjamin, Keith Arthurton and Ezra Moseley, as well as current player Reon King. The Level I and II courses are part of the WICB's articulated system of coach- education geared to produce more effective and better-equipped coaches.

Significant strides have been made in resource-development. A Level I manual has been published and electronic resources have been developed for each module of the Level I curriculum. These resources include digitised footage of West Indies test-icons from our glory days. Similar resources are being developed for Level II and the coaching- manual is already in draft.

In the area of continuing-education, eight coaches benefitted from a three-week resident-training programme facilitated by expertise brought in from Australia at the Shell Cricket Academy in Grenada. This was a follow up to a major up-skilling of regional coaches that occurred in March in Trinidad & Tobago by the same Australian experts.

A fast-bowling clinic, facilitated by Andy Roberts and Kenny Benjamin, was held in Antigua in December. A finger-spinner's clinic, facilitated by Lance Gibbs and Clyde Butts was also held in Antigua in January this year. This is part of an on-going programme aimed at developing the skills in each cricket-discipline using the expertise readily available in the region. These clinics have been redesigned to focus on game-centred training. New modules include detecting and exploiting batting errors, biomechanics, and video analysis. These methodologies would create a better learning environment. A database of attendees to these clinics has been developed as part of the Emerging Player Programme.

The WICB Development Unit has completed the curriculum that would lead to a Certificate in Personal Development. This is a modular programme that would be offered in the classroom and by distance aimed at equipping cricketers with those life-skills that are essential to succeed in life at cricket and after cricket. In addition, we have instituted literacy and numeracy-instruments that would measure the educational level of young cricketers; we use the results solely for remedial work. Although these instruments have been applied primarily to the Shell Academy intake, their application would be applied to all of the WICB's development competitions.

The WICB Development Unit has also completed a Teacher's Manual entitled Clarence Goes to School. This is an attempt to develop cross-curricular resources to complement the ScotiaBank Kiddy Cricket programme. The manual will be launched in February.

The WICB has also supported the development of women's cricket. In this regard we have trained WIWCF coaches and have provided tangible support to their regional tournaments. We have made the services of Gus Logie available to prepare our women's cricket team for a series in the West Indies against Sri Lanka in March and for the International Women's Cricket Council Trophy in Holland in July. We will continue to assist in the development of women's cricket in the region.

Another successful year of the Shell Cricket Academy was completed last year. There were four West Indian graduates and four graduates from the Americas region. We have also reached agreement with St. George's University on a number of key areas that will improve the effectiveness of the Shell Cricket Academy.

Another critical area is the recruitment of WICB Territorial Development Officers. These officers are in place in Guyana, Windward Islands and Jamaica. Within the next month, officers will be in place in the other territories. The strategy here is to localise the WICB's Development Programme and, at the same time, place development resources at the territorial level.

What are the plans for this year? Within the next week or so, a calendar of development events will be produced. These events include: Level I coaching courses to be conducted throughout the region between March and November. We anticipate a minimum of 12 such courses training or re-accrediting nearly 150 coaches.There would be one Level II course in Jamaica around Easter and another in a territory to be identified in November.

The Certificate in Personal Development will be launched and specific special focus training will be conducted on a needs basis. In October, we plan to conduct leadership seminars for young Test and first-class cricketers.

In our efforts to hunt for talent, we will implement a system of scouting which will attempt to identify talent in clubs and communities. Particular attention will be placed on finding fast bowlers. This scouting will be one aspect of our Talent Identification and Development Programme to be launched in 2003.

The WICB 'Emerging Player Programme', which began in December last year, will be expanded this year. The best talent from the Under-13, Under-15 and Under-19 programmes will be identified and placed in our database.

Remedial clinics in all cricket disciplines will be held in 2003. Special emphasis will be placed on implementing a wicket-keeping development programme aimed at identifying wicket-keeping talent at an early stage.

The Shell Cricket Academy programme for this year will commence in May. In addition, the WICB will work with territorial boards to establish mini-academies (or Centres of Excellence). In this regard special attention will be given to Jamaica, Guyana and the already existing St. Kitts Cricket Academy. The mentoring programme will be launched this year.

In closing, it is clear the WICB's development programme is alive and well. The WICB's Development Unit has a new look and will be easily recognisable this year as our calendar of events is implemented across the region.

We must recognise the role of the Cricket Committee, comprising such icons as Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Vivian Richards, Rev. Wes Hall and others, in directing and monitoring the work of the WICB's Development Unit.

The coming year will be an important one as we continue in our quest to return West Indies Cricket to its winning ways. "

So, 100 level 1 coachs were promised in 2002, that figure went up to 150 in 2003 but today we are presented with 25 at level 3 .....

Nov 2002
Each of the territories is responsible for producing class players. The WICB cannot do it from our headquarters in Factory Road in Antigua and that's why we have chosen to implement this programme with development officers.

The BWICBC cannot produce class players from factories road but.... but, today they attempt just that ......

Jan 2003
.. the WICB's directors approved the development budget of US $2 million in November last year. Of this amount, US $600,000 was directly provided to the territorial boards.
As of December 31 last year, significant progress has been made in implementing the development plan.

A hundred grand is enough to produce *class players in each territory, really.....where are all those development officers today.....

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Re: Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby Gils » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:07 am

“ It costs the WICB about One million US dollars to train a cricketer from the Under-15 level to the elite level in international cricket "

Said Vice Presidente Nanthan in Oct 2015.

$1m per player in comparison to 2003's allocation of $100 000 per territory.

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Re: Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby Googley » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:36 am

can i see the receipts!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby Gils » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:26 am

:lol: :lol: receipt....will deceit do :lol:

http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/ ... al-report/"

Financial Statement up to September 30, 2015 - 404 Not Found

Yu seeit......:?:
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Re: Moe local coaches, 25 of them

Postby Googley » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:30 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Welcome to "Forward"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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