2014 – nearly over (2): CPD – coaching “children” and “young people & adults”

Over the last few months, I have been working my way through the new ECB CPD courses for level 2 coaches. The new courses are presented in two distinct streams – Coaching children and Coaching Young People & Adults (YPA). Interesting, though, in the light of my experiences this year coaching players aged 3 and 63, …

2014 – nearly over (1): Coaching 3 year olds, and a 63 year old.

2014 has been a year of cricketing extremes, with coaching sessions with both the youngest and oldest players I have ever worked with. At one end of the age range, I have enjoyed coaching several “Little Legends” groups this year – 3-4 year olds.  I have also delivered 1-2-1 sessions for club and social players, the oldest …

“Don’ts for Cricketers” – on preparing to play the ball

Don’t forget to stand still, or you will never make a player. It is a good plan for a young player to have his right leg pegged down if he cannot naturally stand still. Here’s one I can’t agree with. Head still, eyes level, perhaps, but I don’t think we can be so dogmatic, anymore. …