Argentina, Coaching Cricket

Company : Budget Volunteering
Activity: Sports Coaching
Country: Argentina
Location : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 2 months to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

Coach at various local schools and cricket clubs. You'll work as an assistant coach alongside the Head Coach, with children from the age of 8 to 15.

The schools and clubs that play cricket in Buenos Aires are traditional institutions, where cricket is an important part of the tradition and culture, not only from an aspect of the sport itself, but also the values attached to the sport, such as manners, sportsmanship, politeness, etc.

Hours of work are from Monday to Friday, for an average of 4 hours a day. Cricket activities during school terms are exclusively in the afternoon, and all-day sporting activities in many clubs during the summer holidays. Cricket would be played for an hour or so during the day.

Matches sometimes take place at the weekends and you'll be encouraged to attend these, although it won't be obligatory to do so.

  • Organisation and planning of each class.
  • Pupil motivation
  • Organisation of events and competitions
  • Fitness/physical training
  • Coaching of rules
  • Refereeing

With younger kids the emphasis is on participation and having fun, while with slightly older kids it's participatory, like catching exercises, bat-ball games, or hand-eye co-ordination drills.

The peak seasons are from October to November and February to March, but coaching does take place all round the year, apart from a three-week break from Christmas to mid-January. Some of the schools and clubs you will be working at might be located in the suburbs of Buenos Aires but usually no further than one hour travel distance from the city centre.

Cricket is very popular in Argentina and you'll thoroughly enjoy the time you spend there as well as the work you'll do with the children. Your coaching schedule will give you plenty of time to pursue other activities like doing a Spanish language course or a cultural course, if you’d like to, or sightseeing. Buenos Aires is an exciting city!

The school terms are as follows:

Term 1: Last week of February to the second week of July
Term 2: Last week of July to the third week of December.

HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION:

You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city and doing shopping. It's big enough to be sociable and fun, yet small enough to feel at home; a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has several amenities, like internet and WiFi, a common area, DVD room, library, book exchange and a housekeeping service.

FOOD: You’ll be given an allowance for breakfast and dinner (not lunch). This arrangement is to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

Start Dates

All year round - you choose the start and finish dates !

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £1795 for eight weeks. You may be able to participate for up to one year, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive an information pack about your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a BVOL programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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