Batting Coach – HPC

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Batting Coach – HPC

About Afghanistan Cricket Board

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is the sole independent governing body for managing, organizing, and developing Cricket (Men and Women) in Afghanistan. The game of cricket was officially established in 1995 in Afghanistan. It was granted affiliate membership by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001, associate membership of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in 2003, and full membership of the International Cricket Council in June 2017. Afghanistan has its National Cricket Teams playing among the top 10 cricketing countries of the world.

Job Summary

The Batting Coach will be responsible for providing hands-on technical batting coaching expertise by conducting training sessions to ensure the highest level of player performance is achieved and maintained throughout the professional playing squad reflecting all formats.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the HPC to develop a clear and compelling strategy for Afghanistan Cricket’s professional batting unit.
  • Assist the HPC with the delivery of coaching programs for training preparation and playing, both on and off the field, for the players.
  • Travel with the team squad to matches to assist the HPC with match preparations.
  • Prepare and deliver specialist batting programs for Afghanistan Cricket Board players.
  • Assist the Performance Analyst with the scouting of opposition - Detailed analysis of each opposition bowler - Generic batting plans for the team, per bowler - Individual batting plans, per bowler - Present findings to the team if required - Discuss opposition batsmen with ACB bowlers.
  • Undertake one-on-one coaching with identified players.
  • Develop positive and strong working relationships, and work closely with other coaches in cricket.
  • Provide batting drill coaching and warm-up support in training sessions and on match days.
  • Assist the HPC and identify talented young batsmen.
  • Apply safe batting practices, and identify and minimize risk factors to batters.
  • Work closely with the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Physiotherapist in applying appropriate strength and conditioning principles relevant to safe batting.
  • Support and advise the HPC in ensuring consistent batting coaching methods are being deployed throughout training, courses, workshops, and sessions.
  • Be a mentor for promising Talented batting players.
  • Establish a close working relationship with the performance support staff (Performance Analyst, Physiotherapist, Strength and Conditioning Coach)
  • Be available to provide coaching to the players who require off-season assistance.
  • Develop and train batsmen in skills, tactics, and strategies for batting in different formats – T20, One-Day, and Test cricket.
  • Develop positive working relationships with coaches and playing staff.
  • Ensure regular communication with coaches, players, and HPC.
  • Any other assigned tasks by the line supervisor

Job Details

Depending on experience
Required Skills & Experience
Level 4, Specialist Batting Coach or Level 3 with the ambition to embark on the Specialist Coaching Program.
A minimum 7 years experience of playing and coaching at the International level required
The duty station of the batting coach will be ACB main office in Kabul but the coach may be required to travel to provinces in Afghanistan occasionally.
Strong technical knowledge of all facets of the game of cricket
A wide-ranging cricket network
An innovative thinker with the ambition to deliver the best batting program in cricket.
A flexible attitude to work with players.
Understanding various coaching styles.
Able to communicate effectively with players and coaches.
Experience in setting up and delivering coaching programs.
Able to prepare training programs to meet the needs of each player.
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Contact Information

Afghanistan Cricket Board, Kabul, Afghanistan