Queensland Cricket Partners with Brisbane Boys’ College for High-Performance Coaching Symposium

Queensland Cricket is proud to announce its partnership with Brisbane Boys’ College for an upcoming high-performance coaching symposium. Scheduled for the 22nd and 23rd of June, this two-day event is designed to create a high-performance cricket environment, offering a gateway to cutting-edge coaching strategies that enhance talent development and cultivate an elite cricketing culture.

The symposium boasts a lineup of special guest presenters, including renowned psychologist Andy Longley, former Queensland and Australian cricket coach John Buchanan, and high-performance coach developer Matt Wilkie. Attendees can expect a range of engaging and insightful practical and theoretical sessions, covering topics such as leadership, performance mindset, coach development, pathways, performing under pressure, and creating high-performance teams.

The event will feature a series of seminars from world-renowned coaching experts, providing attendees with valuable insights and strategies to take their coaching skills to the next level. Q&A sessions with Queensland Cricket high-performance coaches and players will also offer a unique opportunity for attendees to gain insights from some of the best in the business.

Queensland Cricket Senior Coaching Talent Specialist and Coach Development Lead, Sam Ward, is excited about launching the first event.

 “Coach development and support is a strategic priority at both Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia, given that quality coaching is pivotal in enhancing player retention” he said.

He continued: "The symposium adds another development opportunity for coaches to network with seasoned coaches, and also to get exposed to innovative coaching strategies”.

In addition to the seminars, practical workshops focusing on batting, bowling, fielding, and physical conditioning will provide attendees with hands-on experience and practical skills that they can apply directly to their coaching practice.

Paul Woodford, Brisbane Boys’ College’s Director of Cricket, also welcomed the partnership with Queensland Cricket.

“Coach Development forms an integral part of the program here at BBC which is why we were excited about launching this symposium with Queensland Cricket. Aligning with governing bodies when it comes to coaching frameworks and playing philosophies is vital to ensure consistent messaging and effective development. We are looking forward to being part of such a cutting-edge symposium and giving an opportunity for ongoing development for local and interstate coaches" he said. 

A highlight of the symposium will be an exclusive networking dinner on Day 1, providing attendees with the opportunity to connect with fellow coaches, Queensland players and industry experts in a relaxed and informal setting.

Tickets for the event are limited and priced at $349, which includes access to all seminars, workshops, and networking events, as well as welcome coffee, morning tea, and lunch on both days. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to enhance your coaching skills and connect with industry leaders. Tickets can be purchased here. Stay up to date on the event's Facebook page here for more exciting updates and announcements. 

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