Dinesha Devnarain Obtains CSA Level Four Coaching Certificate

Former Momentum Proteas cricketer Dinesha Devnarain continues to make waves off the field as she has obtained a CSA level four coaching certificate. Photo: Cricket South Africa

Former Momentum Proteas cricketer Dinesha Devnarain continues to make waves off the field as she has obtained a CSA level four coaching certificate.

Devnarain is the first woman to accomplish this monumental qualification a few years after obtaining level three coaching certificate in 2015.

“For me I’m just really grounded and humbled for this great opportunity, the prestigious certification to be nominated as one of the best coaches regardless if you are male or female in the country, so that’s outstanding.”

Speaking on her qualification and the importance of advancing academically, Devnarain says, “I feel really blessed and honoured to be honest. I’m really grateful that I have done the support structures as well as the belief in myself to do it. It’s extremely important for many reasons. I think the game always advances, so any sport you take the game advances.

“There are always new performance benchmarks, new trends in the game and I think it’s really important to keep up-to-date with that. It’s really important for any coach in any sport to always have the ability to have a lifelong learning growth mindset and also, it’s sort of buys you credentials or the backing of what you going to say when you talking to your players. Just the ability to learn about the game on a continuous basis is really important and the main thing is that you want to keep up with what the game demands and you want to know that you’ve touched most bases when it comes to coaching at a high-performance level.”

In 2020, Devnarain took on a dual role as the first full-time Women’s Under-19s and Cricket South Africa (CSA) Women’s National Academy head coach.

She believes that women need to do extraordinary things, as opposed to their male-counterparts.

“I always believe that women needed to do extraordinary things to be noticed, and this is one of them. It’s sort of like it gets a little bit sideline when you doing something similar to that of our male counterparts but when you achieve something like this, even a lot of people lift their heads and open their ears and they want to know more. I’m glad to have went on the road that I did, it wasn’t an easy journey. I got tested a lot as a person and as a coach but I’m happy to be that pawn that gets used in terms of paving the way for other coaches to come through. I think for a woman coach to thrive in any male-dominated sport and to excel in it, it’s very difficult and I think the one word that comes to me is perseverance and resilience – is something that you need to have when embarking on this journey because sometimes your ideas might seem crazy or your methods of how you do things might seem crazy but if you don’t have the belief in yourself then you know that’s half the battle already lost.

“So, I hope this inspires women in sport but women in general that it’s always possible. I hope I’ve created I’ve created a pipeline for women coaches to see that women do belong in the high-performance environment and that it just takes one person to change the mindset of many females out there.”

Level four, which focuses primarily on High-Performance Cricket, is the highest cricket coaching qualification currently obtainable in South Africa.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Former Momentum Proteas cricketer Dinesha Devnarain continues to make waves off the field as she has obtained a CSA level four coaching certificate. Photo: Cricket South Africa

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