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Prep Schools' Summer Coaching Conference

Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Windsor

Monday, 13 May 2019

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Prep Schools' Summer Coaching Conference - 13 May 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Coaching Conference for prep school sports coaches. 

The most popular sports activities taught in prep schools in the summer term are Cricket (for boys and girls) and Athletics.  All three Masterclass sessions are presented in the same place at the same time, to make it straightforward for prep school staff to achieve all the training updates and cpd they require to deliver contemporary, cutting edge content in any of these activities.  

Girls’ Cricket is the fastest growing game in then prep sector, as more schools choose to transition from Rounders.  The biggest barrier to progress is the capability of staff to deliver and officiate the game.  England’s most successful captain of all time presents the answers to these challenges in an entertaining and informative way.

Athletics is an activity where modern, technical knowledge can make a big difference to lesson engagement and pupil progress.  Dean Macey, one of Britain’s all-time greatest decathletes, shows how teachers can make these activities exciting, stimulating and challenging. He also illustrates how effective coaching can significantly improve competitive performances.

Boys’ Cricket has been the foundation of the boys’ summer programme in prep schools for over 100 years, and is one of the few education sectors in which the game is still thriving.  Ashes hero Matthew Hoggard provides an update on modern techniques and coaching methods for this fast-changing game.


Coaching School Athletics  

With Dean Macey

  • Warm up activities for young athletes
  • Improving sprinting technique
  • Sprint start
  • Teaching hurdle technique
  • High Jump/Long Jump/Triple Jump
  • Developing throws: Shot, Discus, Javelin
  • Analysing technique and diagnosis
  • Fault identification and correction.
  • Coaching for individual improvement
  • Officiating school competitions

Introducing and Coaching Girls’ Cricket

With Charlotte Edwards

  • Engaging girls in Cricket
  • Skill based warm ups
  • Introducing batting shots
  • Games and practices to develop batting
  • Developing the bowling action
  • Bowling variety: introducing spin and swing
  • The role of the wicketkeeper
  • Fielding techniques and games
  • Understanding Cricket strategy
  • Alternative formats with soft balls
  • Games for developing Cricket skills in girls
  • Introducing hard ball cricket
  • A simple guide to the Rules of the Game

Improving Prep School Cricket for Boys

With Matthew Hoggard MBE

  • Engaging session starters
  • Games to develop fielding skills
  • Building the bowling action
  • Fault identification and correction 
  • Moving the ball: spin, swing and seam
  • Bowling variety
  • Active batting practices
  • Developing a range of batting shots
  • Small sided games for cricket practice
  • Understanding cricket strategy
  • Making the most of practice time


One place: £195   Two places:  £319 Four places: £499

IAPS Discount
We offer 20% discount on all prices to IAPS member schools.  This must be claimed at time of booking.

Prices include resources, refreshments and lunch. Excludes VAT

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