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BCCI: Head Cricket NCA (Deadline – August 15)

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Posted: 4 August 2021
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  1. Job Details:
    Position Title: Head Cricket NCA
    Job Code: N/A
    Reports to: Hon. Secretary BCCI

    Department: Cricket
  2. Job Dimensions:
    Annual Operating Budget/Project Budget:
    Number of Staff Supervised: 25-30
    Direct Reports & Total: 12
    Employment, Age limit, Term limit,
    Term: Till period of employment offered
    Age limit: 60
    Term Limit: 2 Years
  3. Role Purpose:
    The Head Cricket NCA will be overall responsible for running all Cricket Coaching programs at the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore (NCA). He will be responsible for the preparation, development and performance of all cricketers attending training at the Academy. He will be singularly responsible for the development of emerging and youth cricketers within the male and female player development programmes who are sent to the NCA. The remit may include, but not limited to India A sides, under 23, Under 19, Under 16 team players, as well as state
    association players who train at the NCA and upgrade skills at the NCA.
    Head Cricket NCA will work closely with the National Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches, & Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams – including, India A, Under 19, Under 23, India Women’s teams in the identification of key training and development objectives. He will also be responsible for monitoring progress against these objectives for the developmental teams and provide necessary inputs on the same to the Senior Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches.
    He will assist the National Men’s and Women’s Selectors- Senior and Junior, as well Coaches and Captains,
    coaches for India and India Developmental teams – including Under 19, Under 23 teams in spotting talent and developing them.
  4. Key Accountabilities:
    Main job duties/responsibilities:
    • Will formulate and deliver all cricket coaching programmes for training, preparation and playing, both on and off the field, for various trainees attending programs at the NCA. He will prepare an annual plan of training camps (Zonal and National) for the same.
    • Plan and execute training sessions for the various cricket squads as determined by the annual plan.
    • Provide hands-on technical coaching expertise by conducting training sessions to ensure the highest level of player performance is achieved and maintained.
    • Provide individual player coaching as and when required.
    • Communicate feedback to the various India team and association coaches and selectors.
    • Input to the senior team coaching group in terms of planning for all senior player programmes.
    • Support various Coaches under him in undertaking appraisals with their players.
    • Undertake end of tour/trip reviews with the various Coaches reporting to him as required.
    • Coordinate the effective use of the Athlete Management System, logging player workloads, analysing digital and video inputs of players and ensure that all relevant data relating to individual Player plans is logged, analysed and used for decision making.
    • Explore, obtain and monitor use of all key technologies for fostering cricket coaching and development.
    • Undertake a senior coaching role with any Developmental side when available and as required by BCCI, which may involve camps and competition programmes both home and abroad.
    • Work with various National Coaches and National Junior and Senior Selectors as and when required
    • Oversee, prepare and Update various cricket coaching manuals commensurate with the level of excellence required of the National Cricket academy.
    • Provide support to all specialist programs be it batting, bowling, fielding or wicketkeeping as slotted under the National Academy programmes and age group programmes.
    • Oversee and advise the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Head Physiotherapist, and Head Cricket Education in ensuring consistent coaching methods are being deployed through education courses and workshops, and from time to time personally deliver sessions on such courses.
    • Certify players fit to Return To play post injury rehabilitation as per set protocol.
    • Provide measures for determining the success of coaches performance working under him.
    • Set and Measure Key Result areas for success of all training camps conducted under the aegis of the National cricket Academy.
    • Act according to the policy and regulations of the NCA
    • Promote an attitude of team spirit and a strong focus on quality
    • Promote and maintain the highest standards of excellence as required of the National Cricket Academy

    Performance Measures
    • Performance of Key coaches in training and match situations, Player performance at age group, domestic levels
    • Audited result of Quality of coaching undertaken as measured by set Key Performance Indicators
    • Number of Coaching and Education programs run and quality of camps conducted
    • Number of talented players identified, groomed and successfully improved who go on to play for National and developmental sides

    • Players and coaches satisfaction
    • Coaches feedback who have attended courses conducted by head Cricket

    Documentation and Communication
    • Use of technology to improve the effectiveness of information management – generate MIS
    • Maintain accurate and concise records- must be adept with computer programs and office software relevant to work
  5. Operating Environment:
    Challenging working environment. Prioritising workload and managing time given the often-competing demands of different players and staff. The person will be working as a part of a multi-disciplinary support Team. Setting and managing the expectations of players, coaching staff, and administrators with regard to the results of injury prevention and treatment programs
    Maintaining effective lines of communication with all key stakeholders-, Cricket Talent Committee, COO NCA, BCCI Board, CEO BCCI, GM Domestic Cricket, other NCA and Team India Coaches, Physios, S & C team, administrators at the State Associations, NCA and cricket operations, and state coaches
  6. Communication & Working Relationships:
    Strong and effective communication is key to success in the role. The coach is expected to
    • Communicate and liaise effectively with players, coaches, administrators to coordinate effective service provision
    • Be in regular contact with own coaching team and other staff attached to other developmental, state and IPL teams regarding the status of key fast bowlers
    • Generate and subsequently communicate reports on to all relevant personnel including Head Cricket, COO NCA and Selectors
  7. Decision Making:
  8. Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge & Skills:
    • Should have represented India in minimum 25 test matches and an outstanding track record of cricket coaching for a min of 5 years of an International/India A/India U-19/India Women/IPL/team .
    • Successful record in running high performance programs, planning and monitoring, as well as designing and implementing player development plans and programmes in elite environments.
    • A thorough understanding of the game or playing/coaching experience at the highest level
    • Must have the experience of leading or coaching a multi cultural team.
  9. Competencies:
    • Qualifications to generate, direct and manage the implementation of cutting-edge coaching solutions and programmes
    • Able to communicate effectively with players and coaches
    • Understanding of the learning process and training principles
    • Understanding various coaching styles
    • Understanding long term player (athlete) development and related models
    • Understanding of how to reduce the risk of injury to players and best practices in cricket safety
    • Able to prepare training programmes to meet the needs of each player
    • Able to use evaluation tests to monitor training progress and predict performance
    • Able to advise players on relaxation, visualisation and mental imagery skills
    • Able to evaluate the players tactical and competition performance
    • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment Understand biomechanical analysis principles and apply knowledge
    • Strong technical knowledge of all facets of the game of cricket

    • Must possess the highest levels of integrity, discipline and motivation. Must be an effective communicator, quick learner, motivator and a team leader.
    • A proven ability to manage and interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures Computer literate with excellent written and oral communication skills including Microsoft Outlook, word, excel, power point, etc.

    Applications should be submitted by 11.59 pm on August 15th ,2021 at All applicants are hereby instructed to mention the specific post in the subject of the email as Head Cricket NCA.
    After screening/shortlisting of applications, the candidates may be called for personal interviews
    for further evaluation.


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