Cricket

Coaching

in

St Lucia

Project Description


Volunteering as a cricket coach in the Caribbean is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience. Cricket is, unsurprisingly, one of the most popular sports in St Lucia, and throughout the West Indies is played and supported with a wonderful passion. Our cricket projects are based in the North of the island. We work with the St Lucia Women’s National team, Under 19’s National team, Castries Comprehensive and Marchard Combined. We also work with two academies, coaching some of the most exciting young talent on the island in The Gros Islet Academy and the 7th day Academy.


Aims and Objectives


The aim of our projects is to give children access to sport. As a volunteer coach you will be working with local clubs, schools and community groups to help encourage children to take part and thrive. We aren’t looking to create the next Darren Sammy, we want children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have a fun and safe environment to play the sport they love. Sport can be a wonderful tool for change, helping to reduce gang culture, encourage children to access education and the obvious health benefits.

Schedule


Your timetable as a volunteer coach will vary on when you volunteer, but in general you will having sessions during the week with weekends free to explore St Lucia. Daily sessions tend to run from 13:00 to 15:00, which can then be followed by an after school session until around 17:00. Occasionally they will be senior or club training which tends to run from 17:00 until dark.


Program participant criteria


To volunteer as a coach you must be a minimum of 18 years old. There is no maximum age and we welcome everyone who is passionate to help. But our volunteers do tend on average to be aged 18 to 25.


No coaching qualifications are required, just a desire to help others. Obviously a background in the sport you wish to coach is always helpful (and recommended). We try to tailor your coaching to your ability. If you are an experienced and confident coach then we can work to have you test your skills with a senior club team, or if you are just starting out you can be more involved with the schools program.

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Additional Information

Included:

Accommodation, airport transfers, 24 hour assistance, coaching placements, pre departure support, transport to and from training sessions, coaching shirt and breakfast.


Not Included: 

Flights, Visa, additional food, Excursions.


Duration:

The shorest project option we have is a two week placement. We would recomend you stay for longer to give yourself a chance to explore the island and make a meaningful impact on your sport. Below we have our start dates and the duration options. We work in two week increments.

Start dates 2020

7th Feb - 2 weeks to 30 weeks

21st Feb - 2 weeks to 28 weeks

6th Mar - 2 weeks to 26 weeks

20th Mar - 2 weeks to 24 weeks

3rd Apr - 2 weeks to 22 weeks

17th Apr - 2 weeks to 20 weeks

1st May - 2 weeks to 18 weeks

15th May - 2 weeks to 16 weeks

29th May - 2 weeks to 14 weeks

12th Jun - 2 weeks to 12 weeks

26th Jun - 2 weeks to 10 weeks

10th Jul - 2 weeks to 8 weeks

24th Jul - 2 weeks to 6 weeks

7th Aug - 2 weeks to 4 weeks

21st Aug - 2 weeks

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