The South Australian Cricket Association provides grade and community coaching, umpiring and development opportunities in South Australia. We understand that an integral asset to cricket's success are the many coaches and volunteers who give up their time during the week and weekends to coach, manage and umpire. 

Coaches, team managers, parents and club volunteers are the catalysts for the recruitment and retention in our great game of cricket. The environment created by you can determine the success both long term and in the future for your team, club or association. Enrol now in any of the below accredited courses.

Additional information on junior policies is available at

Mandatory coach accreditation

From November 1, 2010, all coaches must have some form of accreditation. The minimum level of accreditation is Introduction to Cricket (Level 0). See below for further information.

Additionally, it is advised that all coaches undertake a National Police Check. Further information available here.

Accredited Courses

FREE ONLINE Course - Introduction to Cricket

(Pre-requisite for attending the Community Coach accreditation course - Level 1)

 Community Coach Course (Level 1) - 4-6 hours of contact time 

  • Base level coaching course for everyone and coaches assisting junior players
  • Includes an umpiring component
  • $60 fee for course and materials 

Representative Coach Course (Level 2) – 28 hours of contact time plus pre and post-course requirements

(Need to have held Community Coach accreditation - Level 1 - for a minimum of 12 months)

  • For club level coaches (especially senior players) and coaches coaching junior/senior representative teams
  • $200 for course and materials

High Performance Coach Course (Level 3) - by application and acceptance from Cricket Australia only

  • For coaches coaching at state or national level

See the Upcoming Courses and Seminars page on this website for courses that SACA will be running.


SACA's Training and Education Department conduct coaching seminars during the season.

For information on these seminars, including dates and times, venues, topics and presenters, refer to the Upcoming Courses and Seminars page on this website or contact Stewart Smith at or 8300 3807.