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Friday, February 8, 2013

Cricket Teacher Training

Waterford Sport Partnership was delighted to run a Cricket training course in conjunction with Cricket Ireland.

The Course took place on the 6th February in the Butler Community Centre and was attended by five teachers who hailed from Scoil Mhuire Ferrybank, Newtown Junior N.S, Portlaw N.S and Waterpark N.S.

The Course aimed to give the teachers a basic understanding of the game while incorporating useful drills which children with very little experience of the game could understand without difficulty. The course was hosted by James Doran from Cricket Ireland who gave a very insightful look into how cricket should not only be played but also coached.

The session consisted of small drills which would later connect in together and form a game structure. The teachers taking part found this very practical as children could be shown simple tasks, such as throwing the ball properly, which would later link into their game play without them even having to think about it. The entire session was geared around not only getting children interested in cricket but also maintaining that interest. A few simple tips in the form of tailoring the scoring system to favour children (children receive -2 points rather than losing out on a turn if struck out of the game) and engaging the children with questions to reinforce information.

As cricket has a small knowledge base and a low level of interest in the county it was very valuable to have James down to explain how the game is meant to be played and with resources to follow we are sure the children are really going to enjoy playing. A massive thank you to James and the Butler Community Centre for the use of their hall.
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