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In Person Course

Contemporary Cricket Coaching

With Ian Butcher

Contemporary Cricket Coaching with Ian Burtcher
Dates & Venues

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we do not have any courses scheduled. We will be releasing dates as soon as regulations change.

Cricket coaching in schools has evolved significantly in recent years. Shorter game formats, and a focus on making the game more fast-moving, inclusive and exciting have demanded different ways of teaching the game. Traditional techniques and practice methods have required development to ensure that the game remains engaging for young people.

This requires a new approach to coaching, and an emphasis on attacking skills. Run-chasing with the bat has become as important as run-saving in the field. This course is suitable for teachers with some experience of the game, who wish to develop their understanding of modern techniques and coaching methods: it is not suitable for beginners. It will explain the basic skills of the modern limited overs game, together with ways of developing and practising them. It will also suggest imaginative ways of running net, square and fielding sessions for team practice. 

  • Fielding techniques and practices 
  • Team fielding drills 
  • Developing the wicket keeper 
  • Building the bowling action 
  • Creating variety in bowling 
  • Batting techniques and practice methods 
  • Drills to develop young batsmen 
  • Batting strategy in T20 and limited overs matches
  • Imaginative net and square practices

1 place £189 2 places £315 4 places £499

Course runs 10.00am – 3.30pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.

Ian Butcher

Ian Butcher

Ian played more than 100 first class matches, and a similar number of one day games in a 10 year career. He scored over 7000 runs in total. He then spent 15 years with the Northamptonshire Academy, Emerging Players squads and age group teams. He is an ECB Level 3 Coach. Ian has developed exciting and innovative ways of engaging and improving young players. He is a professional coach, who is currently developing the game in both schools and clubs.

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