CSA’s annual coaches conference gets underway

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The annual Cricket South Africa (CSA) four-day Coaches’ conference got underway at the San Lameer Resort Hotel & Spa on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast this week.

Approximately 50 coaches from around the country are attending this year’s event, the sixth edition of its kind.

They include Franchise coaches and assistant coaches, semi-professional coaches, provincial coaching managers, tertiary coaches and coaches involved in CSA’s High Performance program as well as talent scouts.

The guest speaker for the programme was Tim Dlulane, Team Manager of Blue Bulls Rugby, who spoke on the theme of “Keeping the Dream Alive” at the opening on Monday.

The other address will come from the likes of Steven Ball, the Deputy Director at TuksSport, and Ruan Botha of Mental Performance Solutions.

National team coaches Lawrence Mahatlane (Coca-Cola Under-19s), Hilton Moreeng (Momentum Proteas) and Adrian Birrell (Proteas assistant coach) are also due to address the conference.

CSA General Manager for Cricket, Corrie van Zyl, said: “This event continues to be one of the most important on the coaching calendar. The aim of the conference this year is to get down to business now – “Masenzeni”.

“We have the structure and plan, we need to implement by each of us getting stuck in and get out hands dirty.

“It is an event that impacts on the development and well-being of our cricket structures at all levels. Coaching is not just about teaching the players the necessary techniques and sharpening their skills.

“It goes far beyond that and is part of a journey towards being complete people.”

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