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.