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Activator Tutor Training; new models, new ways of coaching — Teesra Talks

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Activator Tutor training; new models, new ways of coaching

I was invited to join the All Stars Activator tutor team for Essex last year. Good fun, and it gave me an alternative perspective on what coaches and Activators actually do.

So I was very excited about a trip to Loughborough, earlier this week, for the 2020 All Stars & Dynamos Cricket Activator tutor training.

In the podcast, I discuss models of child behaviour from Create Development, implications for coach behaviour and Coach Development, and possible applications in my own coaching.

N.B. Sound quality and levels on this episode are not great, so I’ll try to re-record, when I get the chance. For now, you might need to turn up the volume and listen in a quiet room…

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2020 Vision — new decade, new coaching opportunities

One clear theme is emerging in my coaching diary for the start of the year — in 2020 I will be doing much more to support cricket for girls.

The start of the year will see a focus on coaching in schools:

  • three schools signed up through the Team Up programme, via Essex Cricket in the Community — upwards of 50 hours with yr7, 8 & 9 girls before Easter;
  • one of the schools has asked if I can run an after-school club for the girls.
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Peer-to-peer mentoring: the future of coach development?

“we need to develop world class coaches for beginners”

Frank Dick

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on the challenge of developing coaches to work with beginners — children, or adults, new to a sport or to sports in general.

When I wrote that post, I asked what was being done to deliver on the ambition espoused by Frank Dick, and supported by many others.

I received some feedback that recognised the issue, but no suggestions of what could be done about it.

Since then, I have completed a quietly inspirational online course, Coaching Others to Coach.

And I might have seen the future of coach development in England.

Just maybe, it looks a bit like you, or me.