COACH and PLAYER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 2024 with Richard Cox and Richard Skyrme
Workshop Evenings 1-4 will be held at St Mary's RC High School - Contact Us (st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk)
Workshop 5 will be held at Pentland Gardens HR4 0TN
1 Tues 9 Jan 7-930pm
Improving your Demonstrations (1) (IYD1)
This workshop will help and support coaches with a blend of theory and practice. It explores issues associated with communicating by using technical models and your personal demos. During the 2.5-hour session we will cover batting (grips, stances, backswings, forward drives and defence, back foot defence and drive, basic bowling actions and more info on throwing techniques).In particular we will cover the effect of ‘shaping’ shots and actions and also how you link together bits of technique known as ‘chaining’. Most of all how you can apply these to your school and club coaching sessions.
This is aimed to support the Level 1 (Foundation) coach, provide a refresher, and add extra depth in technical knowledge for Level 2 (Core) coach or indeed as a taster for someone that wants to get in to coaching but wants to see what its all about.
2 Tues 30 Jan 7-930pm
Improving your Demonstrations (2) (IYD2)
This workshop will help and support coaches with a blend of theory and practice and will build on IYD1. Please note it is DESIRABLE that you have done IYD1 before you attend this one. It explores issues associated with communicating by using technical models and your personal demos. During the 2.5-hour session we will cover the all-important aspects of batting including the Pull Shot, Pulling against Pace, Moving out to drive to play spin. Bowling the off spinner and arm ball, leg spin and googly and then finishing with an array of fielding centring on the crow hop and throw from the deep (how to throw long distances).
This is aimed to support the Level 2 (Core) coach, provide a refresher and add extra depth in technical knowledge for Level 2 coach or indeed as a taster for someone that wants to get in to coaching but wants to see what it’s all about.
3 Tues 20 Feb 7-930pm
Practical Solutions to Common Problems (PSTCP)
This workshop is an enjoyable needs analysed interactive session designed to equip coaches with an effective range of methods for addressing organisational and technical ‘problems’ commonly encountered with recreational up to semi-professional players. This will provide challenges and solutions to coaches across the board whether they be newbies Support, Foundation. Core or Specialist Coaches in the game i.e. (Levels 1 to 3)
Covering issues such as Stance Bat Path, Hitting from solid bases – front foot and back foot, playing swing bowling, slip catching well, wicketkeeping standing back vs standing up, run ups and no balls, slower balls. A workshop that has it all and is ‘real’ coaching.
4 Tues 9 April 7-930pm
Introduction to Video Analysis (ITVA) CLASSROOM NEEDED AS WELL
These days everyone is taking photos and videos of Cricket and Cricketers but do they actually know what they are looking at when trying to help players ? This course is to familiarise parents players and coaches with basic observational, analytical and evaluation skills using video. The course has video lecture and group discussion to introduce everyone to simple systems for the analysis of batting and bowling techniques.
Primarily designed to form a bridge between new, Level 1 and Level 2 coaches but it also provides a refresher for more experienced cricketers and coaches and is most effective when combined with the Introduction to Net Coaching Module.
5 Tues 23rd April at Pentland Gardens
Developing Net Coaching
A practical session which explores analytical and communication skills required to run a safe and effective net session. Aimed at players and coaches or potential coaches this is a key course to get the best out of your coaching nights at clubs etc and familiarises everyone about other issues that are relevant to the net environment. Examples shown on the night will be – Coaching Net, Analysis Net, Running Net, Nomination Net, Dismissed Net, Open Net and Teaching Net.
Maximum benefit will be gained on this one if you have attended the Intro to Video Analysis Workshop.
Cost - Early bird price £15 per session or £50 for all 5 for bookings before 1st January.
Thereafter £20 per session and £60 for all 5.
Jim Sandford - Interim Chair