[lead]25 of Gloucestershire’s coaches prepared for the start of their 2017 schools coaching by attending a development day organised by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB).[/lead]
The event at Wycliffe School included a pilot workshop on the ECB’s new All Stars Cricket programme which is designed to encourage five to eight-year-olds to take up the game.
This was followed by an afternoon session that looked at every aspect of working in primary schools from creative practices to involving teachers and utilising the National Curriculum.
To watch a video of the day click below
The coaches were also given a number of resources including the GCB’s schools booklet which provides session plans and general guidance for running a successful school’s programme.
The coaches in attendance will all be delivering on the GCB’s Chance to Shine scheme.
In 2016 alone coaches working on behalf of the GCB visited more than 100 primaries and 55 secondaries in the county through Chance to Shine and they will visit a similar number in 2017.
GCB projects and programmes manager Chris Munden, who organised the event said:
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“It is always fantastic to be able to bring our school’s coaches together to share ideas and experiences. They are vital in helping us grow cricket in the county and as a Board it is important that we provide as much support as possible.
“This is the fourth year we have held a coach development day and having seen the enthusiasm and passion on show at this year’s event I know our 2017 Chance to Shine programme is in safe hands.”