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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct basic coaching to beginners in cricket 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244562  Conduct basic coaching to beginners in cricket 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
In achieving this unit standard, the learner will display the competency required of a cricket coach with primary focus on activities that lead to the game of cricket in areas where the facilities may need to be adapted.

This coach will be teaching the basic skills of cricket to beginners of the sport to generate interest and to encourage new entrants. The qualified learner will be able to explain the basic components of cricket, showing understanding of the principles of the sport and be able to demonstrate the skills needed by beginners to the game of cricket, also utilising mini games and adapted games.

On achievement of this unit standard, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the development and origin of the game of cricket.
  • Explain the safety requirements of cricket.
  • Explain the basic laws governing the game of cricket.
  • Plan and write up cricket practice sessions.
  • Conduct basic cricket coaching activities for beginners. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the development and origin of the game of cricket. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A short history of the development of cricket is given focusing on the developments in South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Origin of the game, Basic SA history of the game of cricket, the role and function of the Bakers Coaches Academy.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The game of cricket and coaching the game are explained in terms of the benefits to the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stakeholder support and the role of stakeholders is described in terms of support of the game of cricket in a community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stake holders: parents, school principal, players, officials in the community and the provincial bodies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the coach is described in relation to his/her impact on beginner cricketers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roles: role modeling, communication skills, discipline and leadership.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Playing Charter of cricket as a game is introduced to players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the safety requirements of cricket. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the coach is explained in the context of the safety of the beginner cricketer. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment and facilities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risks of cricket as a game are identified and explained as they affect the beginner player. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of safety in the game are explained to beginners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The interventions and equipment needed to ensure safe play, are described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the basic laws governing the game of cricket. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic laws of cricket are explained to ensure fair play and understanding of the principles of the game. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic laws: the pitch measurements (return crease, bowling crease, popping crease, wickets, stumps, the ball and the bat).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Umpiring is explained as it relates to the upholding of cricket laws. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The official umpiring signals are demonstrated practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ways in which a batsman cab be dismissed are explained practically. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan and write up cricket practice sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives of cricket practice sessions are listed as they apply to beginner cricketers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are planned in relation to the requirements of the practice sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The scheduling of activities within the training session are listed to ensure time management of the session. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A basic lesson plan to conduct a practice session is written to ensure player enjoyment and benefit. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct basic cricket coaching activities for beginners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic cricket terminology is explained practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The core skills of cricket are explained and taught to beginners of the game. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques: real or simulation of batting, bowling and fielding basics.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Warm up and cool down techniques are used to prepare for participation in the sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basic conditioning requirements are explained as they apply to beginner cricketers in all positions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Modified games are identified and utilised to introduce beginners to the game of cricket. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate teaching and coaching methods are used to meet the needs of the participant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Listening skills, communication feedback, teaching styles, instructional styles.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge, skill and understanding which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the Specific Outcomes, based on the appropriate Assessment Criteria, for this unit standard, includes:
  • History of the game in South Africa.
  • Laws of the game.
  • Ethics and fair play.
  • Communication/leadership skills.
  • Safety and injury prevention.
  • Lesson planning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems dealing with progression of activities and skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others and in a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.