Individual Coaching and COVID-19
We are currently in Step 4 of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Return to Cricket plan. One to one coaching is allowed as long as:
For all activity, social distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times (except between members of the same household).
The ECB recommend using your own equipment where possible. If equipment is being shared, please follow UK Government’s guidance on the sharing of equipment.
Players should stick to using one ball in training either by bringing their own or being assigned a numbered ball that is cleaned in between sessions.
No saliva or sweat should be applied to the ball at any time.
Wash hands at home before and after using the outdoor facilities. Bring your own hand sanitiser where possible.
If you want one-to-one coaching at your outdoor nets I can help. I have a bowling machine and several Sidearms to avoid saliva or sweat coming into contact with the ball. I use video feedback to allow you to look at your actions whilst I keep a safe distance. I wipe down all surfaces before and after use and during the session as appropriate.
Contact me if you are interested.
These can be 30 minutes or an hour (depending on the facility) and will address a specific area that you request.
Blocks of Sessions
Booking a series of sessions allows a more comprehensive approach to be taken, building on existing strengths, addressing weaknesses and introducing new skills / elements. Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly and vary in length depending on what is being worked on.
Normally lasting 90 minutes, an evaluation session allows us to consider your whole game and agree areas that could be developed. The evaluation session will address the ECB Player Development model as appropriate for you.
When coaching I often use video work (with your agreement). As part of my ongoing support I am happy to look at videos you take elsewhere and give feedback.
Discounts are available when paying for a number of lessons in advance, e.g. 10 sessions for the price of 9. I also offer a free taster session – you provide the facility, I’ll provide the coaching.
I do not have any facilities. As a peripatetic coach I come to you, not you to me. Depending where you are there may be an option to hire indoor facilities, clearly at a cost. Relatively close to me is the Choice Cricket Centre, Redbourn, Herts. I am very happy to come to your club / school / sports hall / park charging only for my time. I carry a lot of training equipment in my van so let me do the travelling.