Gloucestershire Coaches Association

The Gloucestershire Cricket Board Coaches Association (GCBCA) is the county’s arm of the national England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association (ECBCA).

Coaches who sign up to become a member of the ECBCA will automatically become a member of their local association as well. For more on the ECBCA including benefits of being a member and details of how to join visit the ECBCA Website.

The GCBCA performs a key role in supporting the GCB’s coach education and coach development programmes and offers support to coaches across the county.

The organisation is run by elected Chairman Steve Cashmore (07929 967653) and Secretary Paul Buckland (07500 179132).


Coach Development Day – 27th January 2018

Venue: Wycliffe College (Sports Hall), Stonehouse, GL10 2JQ


Workshop 1: Mark Wallace 10am-12 (“Keeping it Simple”)

Mark was assisted by Gloucestershire’s young stars Natasha Wraith and Max Trotman, whose impressive skills came to the fore as they demonstrated numerous wicketkeeping drills for coaches to take away and add into their toolkit. Simplicity was certainly the message for the workshop – “just catch the ball!” – a theme followed up by the coaches themselves as they were encouraged to setup and demonstrate their own ideas for ‘keeping drills.

 


Workshop 2: Bob Smith: 1.30-3.30pm (An S&C Framework Made Easy)

A light lunch (perhaps sensibly light!) was followed by a workshop demonstrating Bob Smith’s unique insight into the need for a sound S&C basis upon which players are enabled to improve and grow their performance. Entirely interactive (congratulations to all coaches for ‘getting stuck in!) the workshop provided an ‘earn the right’ pathway for players of all ages and abilities to progress through an ever-demanding series of stretches and movement drills designed to target requirements specific to cricket. A fascinating and inspiring workshop!

 

(A report of our previous Development Day at Clifton College is included in our Newsletter (no.14) – see below)

 


ECBCA National Conference

This year’s National Conference at St George’s Park was filled to the brim with presenters at the heart of UK Sport. Held over two days, with delegates able for the first time to choose one- or two-day attendance, the FA’s HQ was filled with coaches from all corners of the UK.

GCBCA Newsletters

Below are a few of the latest newsletters issued by the GCBCA – click on the link below the graphic to download the relevant newsletter

 
Newsletter 11Newsletter 12Newsletter 13Newsletter 14

 


 
  • To develop a fun and enabling environment in which more people in Gloucestershire play and are involved in cricket - Mission Statement of the Gloucestershire Cricket Board
  • To develop a fun and enabling environment in which more people in Gloucestershire play and are involved in cricket - Mission Statement of the Gloucestershire Cricket Board
  • To develop a fun and enabling environment in which more people in Gloucestershire play and are involved in cricket - Mission Statement of the Gloucestershire Cricket Board