Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has launched a ‘Coach Education App’, introducing one of the most sought-after Digital facilities to help its Cricket Coaches develop and enhance their knowledge at the comfort of their own homes using a mobile or a personal computer.
The new free app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, which is open for coaches of the SLC High Performance Centres, Clubs, Provincial, District and School level. Apart from that, coaches who conduct Private Cricket Academies and hold Coaching Licences issued by SLC can also use the ‘Coach Education App’.
Jerome Jayaratne, the Chief Cricket Operation Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), has mentioned that the new app enables Cricket coaches to continue to engage with their Coach Educators in a way that is more valuable to them and it is another value-add programme that was introduced on behalf of Sri Lanka Cricket. The newly-built app consists of Education articles, Online Classroom facilities,
Skill Video Library, Coaching pathway, Information on Upcoming Coach Education Programmes, etc.
Their platform was developed to digitally connect all Cricket Coaches, uplift their knowledge, and to track their development with technology accessible to every Coach, said Heshan de Mel, Head of the Coach Education Unit of the SLC. The app enables the Coaches to receive feedback from their coach educators and trainers, whilst all details are automatically stored within the individual profiles for continuous measurement and improvement.
Tharaka Samaratunge, High-Performance Coach Educator, said that the Cricket Coaches seek continuity in the absence of face-to-face coach education and they have taken the technology a step further by visualising the Coach Education curriculum and Coach Education in general. An engaging forum for individuals to connect and the Network with their peers is also included in the app.