Written by an experienced youth cricket coach, Coaching Youth Cricket is an essential guide for all coaches, parents and teachers. This one-stop practical resource will give a new coach everything they need to deliver fun, dynamic, player-centred practice sessions and guidance on how to run a team. Information is given on lots of practical games and drills, enabling coaches to run active and fun sessions for young players. The fundamental cricket skills are covered including batting, wicket-keeping and fielding to spin, seam and swing bowling. Advice is given on how to manage your team on match days and measures suggested for ensuring player safety. Coaches at all levels of the game will find material and ideas in this book helpful for them to formulate simple strategies to suit their level of player ability. It presents coaching theories in an uncomplicated and easy-to-understand manner and offers field-tested, age-specific information to help you learn how to communicate with players, parents, other coaches and officials. Illustrated with 97 colour images and 42 diagrams.
A jargon-free and practical cricket book for coaches, teachers and players. Content ranges from basic principles and philosophies through to detailed illustrated drills for practice sessions, and essentials for successful match-day management.
"Ian Pont fizzes with enthusiasm and missionary zeal when he talks about coaching. He is a perpetual stream of ideas; he wants to impart what he knows. Pont's first book on fast bowling was riveting because it put into plain English what can be a complicated subject. This book might have even wider appeal because he advises the coaches how to coach. Technically sound, it goes much further into the realms of what young people need in order to learn the game, and Pont never forgets that, above all, cricket should be fun." Stephen Brenkley, The Independent "There are plenty of books for coaches at the elite level, coaches of adults and coaches of juniors. This book helps all coaches, and it is hard to imagine any who will not benefit from consulting it. It also deals with that often-overlooked element in young players' development: parents. They are more than just unpaid taxi drivers, and it is refreshing to see their vital role acknowledged." Ralph Dellor, former Chairman of England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association Broadcaster and Author of Cricket: Steps to Success "A coach has to perform the role of motivator, counsellor and communicator. This book helps all coaches at all levels to do this effectively so players have the best possible chance to realise their potential." Roger Newman, Director of Cricket, Devon CCC Coaching Youth Cricket serves as a guide for those just starting out in coaching young cricketers as well as seasoned coaches. In addition to helping you teach fundamental cricketing skills and plan enjoyable coaching sessions, Coaching Youth Cricket presents field-tested, age-specific coaching information to help you learn how to communicate with other coaches, umpires, players and parents. Coaching Youth Cricket will also teach you how to manage your team on match days, including measures to provide for safety and administer basic first aid. Whatever your experience or aspirations, this book will enable you to fulfil the responsibility of all youth cricket coaches --- to nurture and develop the young athletes who are the future of cricket.
Designed specifically for players aged 12 to 16, this manual contains a wide range of progressive practice drills to help young players develop. Fun, educational and challenging, all drills are illustrated and cover the essential technical skills, including: warming up; batting; bowling; fielding; wicket keeping; conditioned games; cooling down. As well as easy-to-follow instructions, each drill contains information on the equipment needed, the space required, how to construct a safe and effective training session and how to organise the players.
Coaching Youth Cricketgives you the tools you need to become a successful coach, even in your first season. Written by the Australian Cricket Board--the country's leading cricket authority--this complete guide combines the basics of coaching and cricket in one concise resource. It is essential reading for beginning coaches of 6- to 14-year-old athletes. Beginning with the basics, the book addresses the primary responsibilities and essential qualities of a good coach. You will learn fundamental coaching skills, including how to - communicate with players, parents, fans, umpires, and other coaches; - teach sport skills sequentially; - plan, organize, and conduct effective practices; and - prevent injuries and provide emergency care. The remainder of the book focuses specifically on how to teach cricket to children. A thorough overview of the sport answers any questions you might have about rules, equipment, game procedures, positions, and scorekeeping. You'll also find indispensable advice on teaching basic cricket skills--from throwing to wicketkeeping--along with more than 50 drills to improve your players' skills. Last but not least, the book presents team tactics and practice games that promote leadership and team spirit. Filled with 162 helpful illustrations, Coaching Youth Cricketwill help you meet the challenges and experience the rewards of coaching young players.
Designed specifically for players aged 7 to 11, this manual contains a wide range of progressive practice drills to help young players develop. Fun, educational and challenging, all drills are illustrated and cover the essential technical skills, including: warming up; batting; bowling; fielding; wicket keeping; conditioned games; cooling down. As well as easy-to-follow instructions, each drill contains information on the equipment needed, the space required, how to construct a safe and effective training session and how to organise the players.
Participation in youth soccer continues to grow, creating a greater demand for coaches than ever before. You might be a parent who has never played soccer, but you now find yourself on the sidelines wondering what you've gotten yourself into. Over the years, tens of thousands of coaches in your situation have turned to the American Sport Education Program's (ASEP) Coaching Youth Soccer book, and this new fifth edition delivers even more information in an improved format to help calm your fears, identify and organize your tasks and responsibilities, and bolster your confidence as a coach