Guernsey runs ECB Coach Development Workshops

Wed, Dec 5, 2007 12:15 PM

As part of the Guernsey Cricket Board's commitment to coach development, four of the ECB Coach Development Workshops were run over a weekend in Guernsey. The courses concentrated on video analysis for batters and bowlers, batting and coaching a team.

The attendees were put through their paces by ECB Workshop Co-ordinator, Mervyn Jones from Sussex.

Cricket Development Manager, Jason Shambrook said, "Coach Education is an essential part of our development strategy and we were delighted with the response from our coaches. We were particularly looking to enhance the understanding of video analysis", said Shambrook. "The courses were both fun and informative and I am sure that our coaches have benefited hugely from the weekend".

In total 33 spaces were taken on the four courses with all the coaches receiving attendance certificates.

A fifth course was also set up to encompass the "Sussex CCC Way" of coaching young players, which was delivered by Keith Greenfield, Academy Director of Sussex CCC. This concentrated on the basic principles of cricket coaching that the county side use with their age group squads.

The Guernsey Cricket Board was able to run the weekend thanks to a grant received from ICC Europe's Annual Support Programme. "We are indebted to ICC Europe for their financial support not just in this venture but in many other initiatives", added Shambrook.

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