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- Designed by Sri Lanka Cricket, the program stands on par with international cricket coaching programs.
Sri Lanka Cricket launched the “SLC Level III Coaching Program,’’ which is the highest level of homegrown coaching qualification it has conducted so far, focusing on enhancing the knowledge and training skills of cricket coaches in the country.
Developed by the SLC Coach Education Unit, this new program focuses on multiple game-related knowledge-building topics such as the “High Performance Culture,’ “Team Branding,’ “Mental skills,’ “Skill Adaptability,’ “Bio-Mechanics,’ “Movement Analysis in Batting and Bowling,’ and “Performance Analysis.’
Apart from the above, coaches were also given training on “Media Relations,” “Public Speaking,” “Information Technology,” and “Self-Learning Skills,” etc.
“The Level III program is an excellent introduction to Sri Lanka Cricket’s Coach Education program, and completes the development of our home grown coaching pathway, which stands on par with international coach training programs, and an ideal platform for developing our coaching fraternity,’’ said Mr. Heshan De Mel, Head of Coach Education Unit of Sri Lanka cricket.
19 coaches, covering District, Provincial, Club, and High performance Center took part in the 5-day residential program, held at the MRICS, Hambantota.
The Resource Panel of this program, consisted of Heshan De Mel, Head of Coach Education Unit of the SLC, Ruwan Kalpage, Head Coach of the Emerging Team, Jehan Mubarak, Head Coach of the Under 19 National Team, Chamila Gamage, Fast Bowling Coach of the U19 National Team, Kaushalya Gajasinghe, Coach Educator at the SLC, Shirantha Niroshana, National Team Analyst of the SLC, Dilshan Fonseka, High Performance Trainer and Prasanna Rodrigo, Media Manager, SLC.
The Coach Education Unit, which was established in 2008 has grown into a fully-fledged coach training unit and now conducts Coach Level Program 0, I, II and III and sourcing home based resource panels.
This is a growth in SLC Coach Education Unit, as during its early stages, SLC had to bring in resource persons from overseas to conduct coaching programs.