The ECBCA, having replaced the former Association of Cricket Coaches (ACC), now expects County Boards to be the main regional structure for coaching. Yorkshire has always had a Coaching Committee with representatives of all branches of the ACC on it.
That committee has become the committee of the YCBCA. The ten existing branches remain and will be funded through YCB.
We do urge qualified coaches to join the ECBCA for the insurance membership benefits it brings with it. It is the only way of keeping up-to-date with recent advances in coaching methods and requirements. Non-members will lose their ability to be recognised as coaches in due course.
It is the policy of the YCB (from January 2003) to employ only those coaches who are members of the ECBCA/YCBCA
JUNIOR CRICKET DEVELOPMENT IN THE HEAVY WOOLLEN DISTRICT
It is our aim to give every boy or girl between the age of 7 and 10 the opportunity to learn the skills of cricket and to introduce them to a cricket club.
HWDJCL has a mission to identify and develop selected players to represent the league and county, between the ages of 8 and 17, through quality coaching and competitive programmes.
As a first step an Under 10 Academy has been created by the league to ensure our most promising players are chosen to attend a special course of coaching, which commences early October each year. The Courses are 10/12 weeks long and based on “soft ball” group coaching and games designed to enhance a players skill level, confidence, knowledge and understanding of the game including the laws of cricket.
The main function of the Academy is to act as a feeder to the U11 Lord’s Taverners Squad and thereby provide a link and continuity for representative match selection.
The selection process for the 2007 Lord’s Taverners and Joe Lumb squads, incorporating age groups U11, U13, U15, and U17, is on-going and is held each year by way of “hard ball” coaching and trials, held at Woodlands Grammar School commencing in January. Attendance is by invitation only.
THE HEAVY WOOLLEN’s UNDER 10 LEAD COACH
THE 2007 HEAVY WOOLLEN UNDER 10 ACADEMY SQUAD
Child Protection and First Aid Qualifications
It is essential that active coaches ensure they go on a child protection workshop and a First Aid course (ECB approved) – these are fast becoming requirements for all ECB approved activities, for all Local Authority activities and Clubs involved with grant applications will have to show thety have club members available and qualified in these matters.
Workshop details can be obtained from Andrew Watson, 8 Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington, Sheffield Tele 01909 565029 Mobile 07966 173525.
Ray Knowles is the YCB Welfare Officer and can be contacted by Telephone 01302 866629 or Mobile 07941 436176
Has become YCB Director of Development, but remains Coach Education Manager within that role
|COACH DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS(CDWs)
These will include content similar to the previous ECB Level 2 course but new developments have meant that the YCB can include some updated information that it feels is valuable for coaches at this level.
ECB are planning on filming some of the early CDWs and producing a tutor orientation