All Stars Summer – the good, the bad and the ugly

We finished our first All Stars Cricket programme at the Club last week.  A lot of fun, and a lot of learning, for All Stars, Activator and Centre Manager. Final session of #AllStarsCricket for 2017. ☹️See you all again next summer!⭐️🏏⭐️@allstarscricket @EssexCCB pic.twitter.com/L2Bt47ayDR — Oakfield Parkonians (@OakfieldParksCC) July 26, 2017 Did we get everything right, …

Three years with the Legends and Masters – cricket coaching with 4-year olds

Back in 2014, I started coaching at the MCC Cricket Academy, and was assigned to support a coach delivering a “Little Legends” session for a group of 3-5 year olds. Not really cricket, I thought – more 45 minutes of childcare, with a cricketing theme, perhaps, but not really cricket coaching. I found out later …

The case against All Stars Cricket

I posted recently on All Stars Cricket (ASC), and why I believe that the new entry-level programme from the ECB will be good for the game. I expect to hear soon that one of the Clubs where I coach has signed up to be an ASC Centre – I have volunteered to help out (even, perhaps, to …