Cricket has been an established team sport for hundreds of years and is one of the most popular sports in the world. It began in England and is now very popular through out the commonwealth. It is said that is was a game created for children by children.
As well as physical health benefits, cricket can also bring other benefits and opportunities such as;
- Endurance and stamina
- Balance and coordination
- Physical fitness
- Improving hand-eye coordination
- Team Skills
- Social skills
At West Midlands Sports Development we follow national governing body recommendations.
- We ensure Coaches are suitably qualified i.e. hold at least a UKCC Level 2 coaching award.
- All coaches should have attended a sports coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children course or an equivalent child protection course.
- All coaches and club personnel working directly with children are Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked.
- All coaches are monitored of in their role to ensure they maintain the high standards of coaching practice.
- All coaches have a valid emergency or first aid qualification.
During planning for our courses our aim is to:
- Ensure a suitable coach to player ratio.
- Ensure additional adults are present whilst coaching sessions are undertaken.
- Ensure any volunteers that may support our resident coaches are aware of our strict coaching philosophy.
All our coaches are committed to the new 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.
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