Adapting jail-break cricket for YPA

On Saturday I attended an ECB CPD workshop, Training & Interventions for Young People & Adults (YPA). As part of the workshop, we each had to devise a training intervention.  I came up with this – derived from the jail-break cricket game. For a group of U17s, moving from 20 over to 40 over (or longer) …

It ain’t what you say, it’s what gets understood.  Or “coaching lessons from three year olds”

Fascinating little video clip from @CoachLisle, which beautifully illustrates the perils of (mis)communication for coaches. Rule #1: Keep Your Eye On The Ball pic.twitter.com/RJS1jEVZ97 — Matt Lisle (@CoachLisle) October 17, 2016 Top listening skills from the player, great learning opportunity for the coach! There is a lot to be said for all coaches spending time …

CPD review – 18 months on

Back in the autumn of 2014 I attended a series of CPD workshops, delivered by Dan Feist (Essex CB) and Richard Hall (then with Surrey CB) – ECB Coaching Children, for level 2 coaches. Still waiting for the “Diploma” schedule – the opportunity to convert the workshops into a recognised coaching qualification – but the workshops were …