Calgary's new coaches

7 May 2005 has received a report that a Canadian Cricket Association 'Coaching certification clinic' was recently organised in Calgary . Steve McKay (BC) did excellent work as the course instructor. The end result of the weekend program was that Calgarian cricketers now have eleven new Level 1 coaches and possibly 3-4 new Level 2 coaches (pending exam results). The feedback from everyone has been tremendous and it has been reported that this is going to be a regular annual pre-season item. "It really went well and the coaches learnt so much" was the administrators accolade

The schools program in Calgary is now in full flow. Four school coordinators have been hired, who also participated in the coaching course. The coordinators will be in the schools daily, until the end of classes in June. The schools have responded to the promotion of the "Cricket In Schools" project in big numbers and by the end of the summer the estimate is 30 new schools will be introduced to cricket, with at least 10 of them pursuing cricket as a regular feature in their Phys. Ed. programs. The only setback would appear to be that the budget was hit for six, due to the unexpectedly high numbers participating in the schools program. (Jon Harris with files from M.A.)

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