Coaching Youth Cricket features explanations, photos, and illustrations depicting the various drills and skills of cricket, including fielding, bowling, and batting. Also included are chapters devoted to helping coaches communicate with players, understanding rules and equipment, keeping practices fun and motivating, ensuring safety, and teaching cricket skills. Written by renowned cricket expert Ian Pont, Coaching Youth Cricket will enable coaches at all levels to fulfill their responsibility to nurture and develop young cricketers and help them foster a lifelong passion for the game.
1 You, a Youth Cricket Coach?
2 Communicating as a Coach
3 Understanding Rules and Equipment
4 Providing for Players’ Safety
5 Making Practices Fun and Practical
6 Teaching and Shaping Skills.
7 Coaching Fielding
8 Coaching Bowling
9 Coaching Batting
10 Coaching on Match Day
11 Developing Season and Practice Plans
Appendix A: Related Checklists and Forms
Appendix B: Cricket Terms
Appendix C: 15 Game-Based Drills