Coaching Hard-Ball Grades (Year 5 to Premier):
As children progress through these grades most coaches have already had some experience and they learn with the children. Junior introduces the hardball, pads, helmets and a box! Wides and no-balls are introduced and now shot-selection is taught. Specialist bowlers also start to emerge and should be fostered.
The other grades introduce all the normal cricket rules and the subtleties of tactics and specialists really emerge. Most coaches at this level have several years experience and/or a Level 1 or 2 coaching certificate.