Position Description – Coaching

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Reports To:

Club Executive, ACA Premier Cricket Program Manager


  • Between $6,500 & $15,000 is available to Premier Clubs to engage ACA members which can be distributed across multiple members.
  • No individual ACA member is able to access more than $10,000 of program funding
  • (Eligible only to uncontracted ACA Members)


The ACA Premier Cricket Program has been designed to support
 ACA members in their post-cricket lives via a program that retains and harnesses the skill, experience and knowledge of ACA Members to identify, instruct and inspire talent through both the male and female Premier Cricket pathways.

Program  Objectives:

  • Provide a platform for ACA members to remain in Premier Cricket through playing, coaching and talent identification roles;
  • Narrow the gap between Premier Cricket and high performance/ domestic cricket;
  • Create additional opportunities for clubs to support and enhance existing budgets and structures;
  • Grow a sustainable program that ensures Premier Cricket remains the lifeblood of Australian Cricket;
  • Retain first-class cricketers in Premier Cricket;
  • Provide a higher level of Premier Cricket competition;
  • Identify, instruct and inspire the next generation of Australian elite cricketers; and
  • To balance Premier Club objectives with the development of emerging talent.

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities could include one or more of the following
  • Senior Club Coach
  • Senior Assistant
  • Assistant Coach – Lower XI Player
  • Junior Talent Coach/Mentor – Player
  • Provide detailed reports twice a season that monitors the progress of other program objectives.
  • Selection Role
  • Mentor talent – emotionally and physically
  • Relationship with State Talent Manager (STM)– support and utilise CA and State player pathway resources
  • Drive and monitor High Performance systems, methods and best practice including (Individual Performance Plans (IPPs), workload management and strategy/analysis)
  • Promotion of Premier Cricket as the elite pathway
  • Meet minimum standards agreed to by the club, player and ACA/CA
  • Support and attend Club functions
  • Act as a role model for players, parents and officials
  • Be part of a coaching network that includes Professional Development opportunities to understand club & HP systems
  • Facilitate consistent  communication between players and club officials
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in Premier Cricket

Coaching Requirements

  • Available to attend training and observe matches on a regular basis as agreed with Club/ACA
  • Maintain contact with STM’s as required to discuss players of interest
  • Accredited Coach (working towards Level III)
  • Work in conjunction with club coaches and selectors to develop club high performance and player development programs
  • Direct engagement and input into team selection
  • Attend coaching seminar/professional development sessions
  • Align and integrate with Premier Cricket’s ethos ‘Be part of the Club’
  • Contribute to ‘Out of Season’ planning & player activity/programming – Link to Coach Development
  • Achieve key obligations/KPI’s of the ACA program
  • Willingness to participate in the induction, development and appointment process



  • Working with children
  • Level II desirable – obtain qualification if not already accredited