If you want to develop your skills as a cricket coach while immersing yourself in a vibrant new culture, this programme is just the thing. Whilst in Cape Town you’ll undertake a coach development course to broaden your cricketing knowledge and make you a better coach. You’ll then put what you’ve learnt in to practice by coaching young cricketers at schools and clubs in Cape Town.
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Our programmes in Cape Town offer a great opportunity to broaden your coaching knowledge, gain hands on coaching experience whilst immersing yourself in a new culture. During the placement you will coach cricket in leading schools and clubs and also work with disadvantaged youngsters in Cape Town.
You’ll enjoy weekly social activities so you can experience all the amazing things on offer in Cape Town and the surrounding area. You’ll also live in centrally located accommodation which you’ll share with other Sport Lived participants.
So, you’re passionate about cricket and want to share this with youngsters in an exciting overseas environment? With a Sport Lived coaching placement, you can develop your own coaching skills whilst passing your knowledge and enthusiasm on to the next generation.
Our South African cricket coaching placements run during the southern hemisphere Summer. Whilst in South Africa you’ll undertake a professional coach development course to enhance your coaching skills and broaden your knowledge. You’ll also gain coaching experience working with local school and club cricket teams in Cape Town. Coaches can expect around 5-10 hours of coaching work per week. During your 6 week programme, you’ll also have 16 hours of seminars and practical sessions during your coach development course.
Our programmes are designed to give you a broad, enriching and rewarding coaching experience. The coach development course will make you a better and more knowledgeable coach and you’ll gain diverse coaching experience working with cricketers in some of South Africa’s top schools and coaching youngsters from deprived areas of Cape Town.
A Sport Lived coaching placement is a great addition to your CV. You’ll develop organisational, leadership and communication skills. Having taken responsibility for a team of mini South Africans you’ll feel ready for anything!
In order to guarantee your Sport Lived cricket coaching programme, you’ll need to obtain coaching qualifications before you leave. As a minimum, you should achieve the ECB Level 1 coaching qualification. We also recommend that you get as much practical coaching experience as possible before your departure.
If you’re unable to obtain a coaching qualification before you join us please let us know. Some schools are happy to employ coaches who just have experience of cricket and working with youngsters. Further details of how and where to become a qualified coach can be found at the ECB website, and also on the ECB Coaches Association website.
1. What type of visa do I need?
British Citizens do not need to apply for a visa before travelling to South Africa. Upon entry you will be issued with a 90 day visa, if you wish to stay in the country for longer you can leave, go to a neighbouring country, and be issued with another 90 day visa when you re-enter South Africa.
2. Do I need to be an experienced coach?
No! To guarantee your coaching placement, you should obtain relevant coaching qualifications prior to departure. This will give you the necessary skills to plan and organise coaching lessons. In addition, gaining practical coaching experience will provide excellent preparation for your programme.
Choose our Standard Accommodation in South Africa and you’ll live in a hostel/ lodge in a dorm room or twin room. All our Standard pads are centrally located and provide easy access to your sports club, coaching placement and nearby entertainment.
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You’ll share a dorm or twin room with other Sport Lived participants. You’ll get fully equipped kitchen facilities, a secure base for your belongings and large comfortable communal areas where you can catch up with other Sport Lived participants and travellers from around the world.
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Choose our Premium Accommodation in South Africa and you’ll live in a 4 star guest house in one of Cape Town’s most historic suburbs. Your playing or coaching placement will be easily accessible and you will be in touching distance of the world famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds.
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*The daily cost of an evening meal at the guest house is approximately £10
You’ll share a twin room with another Sport Lived participant; all rooms are ensuite and have a TV. There are plenty of communal areas where you can relax after coaching and training sessions and socialise with other Sport Lived participants. The guest house has excellent facilities including a swimming pool and a gym!
Sexy South Africa is known for its beaches, mountains, surf and incredible wildlife. Its people are passionate about sport, as you’d expect from the land of the Springboks, and beyond the stadia, even the wildlife enjoys breaking records. The country’s game reserves contain the top three fastest land animals on the planet - the cheetah, pronghorn antelope and lion.
With beaches and mountains within easy reach of the city, our base in Cape Town offers a fantastic lifestyle. Our programmes in South Africa include options to coach youngsters in local schools and clubs or work intensively on your game at a Sport Lived academy.
Top things to do in Cape Town:
✓ 16 Hour Professional Coach Development Course
✓ Organisation of a voluntary coaching placement
✓ Transport to all coaching sessions
✓ Shared centrally located accommodation
✓ Choice between a quality lodge or a 4 star guest house
✓ Breakfast (Premium Accommodation only)
✓ Free internet
Overseas Staff Support
✓ Airport collection upon arrival
✓ 24/7 mentor support
✓ Transport to the airport for your departure
✓ Sport Lived hoody
✓ Welcome pack upon arrival
✓ Sport Lived South Africa handbook
✓ Weekly social events e.g. surfing trip, Stellenbosch wine tour, tickets to great sporting events etc
✓ The sports experience of a lifetime!
N.B. Damage Bond £300 (Premium Accommodation only)
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