Written by an experienced youth cricket coach, Coaching Youth Cricket is an essential guide for all coaches, parents and teachers. This one-stop practical resource will give a new coach everything they need to deliver fun, dynamic, player-centred practice sessions and guidance on how to run a team. Information is given on lots of practical games and drills, enabling coaches to run active and fun sessions for young players. The fundament cricket skills are covered including batting, wicket-keeping and fielding to spin, seam and swing bowling. Advice is given on how to manage your team on match days and provides measures for ensuring player safety. Coaches at all levels of the game will find material and ideas in this book helpful for them to formulate simple strategies to suit their level of player ability.
Luke Sellers is an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) level three coach and tutor. Based in Gloucestershire, he works with young players at all levels of the game, from beginners in schools and clubs to talented youngsters in county squads. He is also a coach mentor, delivers coach education courses and has written six other books on cricket coaching. Luke is head coach at Lechlade CC where he works with both junior and senior teams. He is also a volunteer with HIV/AIDS and cricket development charity Cricket Without Boundaries. Off the pitch Luke is a freelance journalist and communications officer at the Gloucestershire Cricket Board.