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More Cricket Coach Support Workers helping our local clubs

More Cricket Coach Support Workers helping our local clubs

Like many community sports clubs, our local cricket clubs need more qualified volunteers.  Without volunteers and coaches, sport - in this case - cricket, simply wouldn't happen!  That's why the Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Northumberland and Durham Cricket Boards again this year to make sure our local clubs get access to the best courses to train the best volunteers.

In the past 3 months the Foundation has funded a further 41 volunteers to train and qualify as Cricket Coach Support Workers (CWS) and all of them are now helping out at clubs across our region.

You need to be at least 16 years of age to become a Cricket Coach Support Worker but the course is designed for anyone looking to get into coaching and to help people play cricket.  The course will develop your confidence and equip you with the knowledge, understanding and applied skills to assist a quailfied coach in a coaching session and create a safe, enjoyable and welcoming player centred environment.

The course lasts 6 hours, delivered in 2 x 3 hour sessions and you can expect to explore things like:

  • What is the role of a Coach Support Worker?
  • How can I ensure that cricket sessions are safe?
  • How do I prepare players for cricket sessions?
  • What are the different types of practice?
  • How can I adapt a coaching session depending on the practice type and the ability of the players?
  • How do I deal with poor behaviour?
  • How do I create an environment where children want to return?

The Foundation will fund 50% of the cost of the course fee for anyone willing to provide volunteer support in their local cricket club, school or local community organisation.  Ongoing support will be given by the Foundation and Northumberland and Durham Cricket Boards to ensure members get the best volunteering experience.

Cricket Coach Support Worker courses are being held across Northumberland and Durham and we would like to welcome our new members pictured who recently completed their CWS course in Ashington.

For further information on how to become a TBSF member and receive funding and support for these courses contact us at info@tonyblairsportsfoundation.org

Further information on the course can be found at http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/coaching/courses/ecb-coach-support-worker