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Enrollment & Selection Criteria for Level 1 Coaching Course 

Purpose of the Program    

Level 1 Coaching Course is designed for coaches involved at levels of the player pathway, which builds School Cricket structure of Sri Lanka cricket. That is, coaches involved in Government Schools, International Schools, Private Schools & Academy structures. The level “1” coaching course aims to develop Basic Technical & Practical Coaching knowledge of the Junior Youth Coaches.  

Applications: Respective Provincial Cricket Associations will short list & select participants during “Introduction to Cricket ” (Formally Level 0)  

  • Course Dates – Decided by the Provincial Cricket Association (according to demand)  
  • Venue: Provincial Cricket Association Centers of Sri Lanka Cricket  
  • Note: Full attendance is necessary to complete Level 1 Course  
  • Cost: 10,000/= for Candidates – including meals and course materials  
  • Language: The Course is conducted in both Sinhala & English  
  • Number of Participants: Each course is restricted to 24 candidates only  


  • “Introduction to Cricket” must be completed at Provincial Education Units within last two years 
  • Those who have Represented National team in Men’s or Women’s are exempted from completing “Introduction to Cricket” 
  • Valid First Aid Course Certification 
  • Degree or a Diploma in Sport related studies will be an additional advantage 
  • Age 18 & above 
  • Police Clearance Certificate must be submitted (Not more than six months old) 
  • Condition of Health – Should be physically fit and mentally sound 

 SLC employs the following criteria in selecting candidates for the courses:    

  • National Cricketers Men & Women  
  • Coaches involved in Div. 1 School Cricket  
  • Coaches involved in Div. 2 School Cricket  
  • Coaches involved in Div. 3 School Cricket  
  • Coaches involved at Club level Cricket 
  • Coaches involved in School’s & Private Academies  

Successful participants will receive:  

  • Breakfast & Lunch Buffet including Morning & Evening Snacks together with Tea & mineral water  
  • Two sets of SLC coaching T- Shirts  
  • Sri Lanka Cricket Coaching Manual  
  • Accreditation Certificates will be issued for successful participants  
  • Access to all coaching materials in Coach Education App 

What involves in the Program?  

The course will cover Classroom work (Theory) – Field work (Practical) – End of Course Assessments (Demonstrations & Coaching Points) – Practical Evaluations (for showcasing acquired skills)  

  • Applicants will be selected through “Introduction to Cricket Course” assessments, conducted by Provincial Coach Education Units 
  • Selected candidates will be required to obtain valid First Aid Qualification & Police Clearance Certificate before participating for the 4-day workshop  
  • The 4-day workshop will be conducted at the respective provincial centers according to the demand 
  • Attendees required to complete “Skill Assessments” covering Batting, Fast Bowling, Spin Bowling, Wicket Keeping & Fielding at the end of the 4-day program 
  • Upon completion of the 4-day program, participants need to complete a 3 month observation period, where they will be assessed by respective Provincial / District coaches on application of new coaching knowledge. 


Each successful candidate who completes the learning process will be Accredited by Sri Lanka Cricket as a Level 1 Coach 

Level 1 Application Form