CWI’s Level 1 Coaching up and running at Providence
Cricket West Indies’ (CWI’s) four-day Level One Coaching programme commenced on Thursday, July 18, at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence, EBD with more than 30 participants present.
Among them are Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson, former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, Travis Dowlin, and current Jaguars players Vishal Singh and Veerasammy Permaul.
Addressing the media on this opening day, Territorial Developmental Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart explained that the main aim of the programme is to expose participants to coaching methods at the CWI level. At the end of the programme, participants would have acquired knowledge of the CWI’s common approach to coaching in the Caribbean, and would be certified Level One coaches.
Stuart explained that most of these participants have already completed the CWI’s Coaching Foundation course held last month, and some had completed the foundation course back in 2015.
“After the Level One course, these participants will be able to carry out coaching duties at their respective clubs and, further, study the Level Two Coaching course”, Stuart explained.
He further explained that the Level Two Coaching programme is more geared to qualify persons for national coaching duties.
“This Level One Coaching programme is more suitable for First Division coaching and age-group levels”, Stuart declared.
The CWI has had this coaching programme ongoing in various Caribbean countries since 2009. Conducted by Kern Saunders of St Martin, this coaching programme is designed to produce individuals with the essential information to perform the role of a coach at the club level.
The full list of participants of this Level One Coaching programme are: Jitlal Jowharilall, Ravishwar Latif, Dhanpaul, Anthony D’ Andrade, Anil Persaud, Vishal Singh, Jermaine Neblett, Marvin Fitzalbert, Fitroy Culley, Kenroy Joseph, Debra Daniels, Darnell Douglas, Andrew Williams, Ameer Rahaman, Travis Dowlin, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Leon Johnson, Veerasammy Permaul, Steven Jacobs, Antony Adams, Akshaya Persaud, Keyron Fraser, Ryan Hercules, Clive Grimmond, Kwasi Maltay, Nadir Baksh, Gregory Crandon, Rayburn Gonsalves, Kumar Bishundial, Yeuraj Khemraj, Aditya Basdeo, Darien Best, David Baird, Kavita Yadram, and Subrina Munroe. (Brandon Corlette)