The list below provides an indication of the main roles a coach may be required to fulfill
throughout the course of his or her career:
Role model – setting an example for your players by modeling behavior that can be
imitated. Coaches should always exemplify principles of kindness, respect, honesty, and
Communicator – providing clear instruction and feedback to the team and individual
player, as well as being able to actively listen to a player’s needs on an ongoing basis.
Motivator – encouraging players to improve their game and help them to appreciate the
advantages of being involved.
Teacher – developing new and existing cricket skills, and imparting an understanding of
the way cricket is played including tactics, behavior, and game sense.
Organiser – organising training sessions, match day arrangements, and any team related events.
Leader/Manager – liaising with players, officials, parents, and supporters; and providing
direction for the team.
Counselor – dealing with the needs of individuals and understanding any non-cricket
issues that may be affecting them.
Student – seeking to improve his or her knowledge of the game on a continuous basis.