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JOBS: Coach - Denstone College (UK)

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Closing date: 20th December 2013

Denstone College is a thriving, independent, co-educational boarding and day school, set in glorious countryside on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire boarder.

We require a bright, highly-motivated and experienced Coach with a level 3 ECB coaching award to coach our talented 1st XI Squad to further success in 2014.

This is a temporary position to commence mid-April until July 2014 and will be circa 20 hours per week, dependent upon the fixture card.

JOBS: Player / Coach - West Bromwich Dartmouth CC (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

West Bromwich Dartmouth CC are looking for an ex/current professional player to help in our development.

We we would need the player to take an active role in our coaching programme, as well as being capable of playing in our 1st XI.

Salary will be decided by negotiation, but, as a guide, we are looking at a two-year contract at around £6k p.a.For further information, please contact Mick Corcoran on 07919898696 or 01922 473407, alternatively you can email mickcorcoran@hotmail.co.uk

JOBS: National Coach - The Netherlands

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Closing date: 23rd December 2013

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Cricket Netherlands (KNCB), one of the six ICC High Performance Program Associate Members. The Netherlands have qualified for the last three ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments and for the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

The KNCB is seeking a highly qualified National Coach initially to develop and prepare their National Team to qualify in 2015 for the next World Cup. The National Coach will be responsible for the overall management of the international program which includes planning, development, implementation and evaluation of specialised cricket training and competition programs, and development of younger talent for the future.

Play Twenty20: Get Good at Everything

Being a good Twenty20 cricketer is exactly the same as being a good cricketer. So save yourself the trouble of working out how to adapt and focus on your short-format skill development.

Quite the claim?

Let's look at the facts.

Take out the shortened time and all the basic elements of success in Twenty20 cricket are usable in any format. However if you flip it around and try to play 5 day cricket style sped up, you fall down. So start with Twenty20.

Here are some more specifics for your skill set:

JOBS: Head Coach - The Shenley Village CC (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed (appointment to be made by 19th December 2013)

The Shenley Village Cricket Club, competing in the Saracens Hertfordshire senior and junior cricket Leagues, is looking for a head coach to run our Junior winter indoor nets, every Sat 2-4pm from Jan 4th to mid April.

The club has teams at every age group from 9-16 entered into the Hertfordshire Junior cricket league, and a team of L1 and L2 coaches, but need an experienced Junior coach with a coaching plan for bring out the best in all juniors attending over the 14 weeks. Ideally prospective applicants should have coached at Junior county level previously.

JOBS: Director of Junior Cricket - Roehampton CC (UK)

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Closing date: January 2014

Roehampton Cricket Club in south west London has a thriving and expanding junior section and has been Clubmark accredited since 2009.

In 2014 our colts range from U8s to U15s and we will have 5 sides playing league cricket in the NEC Surrey Colts League (U10s, U11s, U12s, U13s and U15s). We are looking to hear from candidates who are currently operating as coaches with a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and have significant experience of managing a junior section.

JOBS: Lecturer in Cricket - Myerscough College

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Closing date: 19th December 2013

Lecturer in Cricket – An exciting opportunity has arisen to coordinate and effectively deliver the Myerscough Cricket programme at Lancashire County Cricket Club. The role will involve delivering cricket and sport related topics in both Further and Higher Education programmes. BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in a sport related discipline or equivalent essential, teaching qualification desirable.

Salary: £17,680 – £28,806 per annum, pro rata, relating to qualifications and experience (minimum starting salary for qualified Lecturers £21,496 per annum).

Cricket Show S4 Episode 46: Longer Than Sachin

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The team say goodbye to Sachin by talking about new research into learning technique that the Little Master may have used without even realising it.

Plus we look at some reali life issues that the listeners are going through: A problem with getting to training sessions and how to practice with an under 15 club cricket team.

Coach the Intention

I spent some time in Switzerland last week with two guys who have mastered coaching people. I call them my 'Yodas' after the wise teacher in Star Wars.

One of their major sayings is:

"coach the intention; rather than the action".

What happens to people when they are coached to concentrate on specific (and often multiple) movements and actions?

Do people become more fluent or more 'clunky' in their movements?

Do you see the body move as one (like in a David Gower back foot drive or a KP clip through midwicket) or do we see the player move in separate parts, screw up their face and speak in words of discomfort?

I know the look of a player who I have given actions too as I have done that most of my career, it's a common look, trust me!

So over the last year or so, as I have connected more with the approaches of my two 'Yodas' and noticed a shift in each players movement patterns. I see less screwed up faces and sense that the players are developing faster than at any other time in my coaching lifetime.

So how does it work?

3 Supringly Simple Exercises Proven to Prevent Cricket Shoulder Injury

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This is a guest article from Andy Perkins, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Guernsey Cricket

One of the big plus points in the last season with Guernsey was that no injuries were sustained in competitions.

This was in no small part to a concerted effort to protect the shoulder. Today I want to share the causes of shoulder injuries to help you avoid similar niggles. There will be no scientific jargon just straight forward English with practical suggestions you can take and use straight away.