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Developing Sport Coaching Abroad: Cricket

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When most of us think about cricket in England our minds conjure up images of flat green pitches, with gentle ripples of applause flowing through a relaxed and appreciative audience. The backdrop to cricket in the developing world couldn't be more different, with uneven pitches responsible for many a batsman's worst nightmares, and energetic crowds that we might more commonly associate with a game of football than a leisurely cricket match!

But cricket in the developing world, as in the developed, relies on a continual supply of young talent coming through the ranks of amateur levels in order to keep a country successful on the international stage and maintain the public level of interest. By volunteering on a Cricket Coaching project you will be playing a part in safeguarding the sport's future by developing its young talent.

But you are also doing so much more! By simply getting involved in sessions and engaging the children's interest you are enhancing their quality of life, and that of the wider community. Through playing cricket the children learn important lessons about teamwork and discipline, which carry over into their everyday lives. You are also providing them with a welcome distraction from some of the hardships they face on daily basis.

Volunteer Coaching: Projects Abroad Cricket Placements

Sports, Cricket

If you have a passion for Cricket then you could volunteer on one of our Cricket Coaching projects in the developing world. You do not have to be a professional player or coach to get involved; all you require is a good solid knowledge of the intricacies of the game, and a desire to impart this to others. You can volunteer on a Cricket Coaching project on your gap year, career break or as part of an extended holiday.

Cricket is a fantastic game to play because it has a unique capacity to involve players with a whole range of different abilities, giving each one a role to play which contributes to the overall success of the team without ever having to isolate those who lack confidence in their abilities.

The game can be played in various forms depending on the numbers, equipment and space available, and this adaptability means it is ideally suited to schools and clubs that lack resources. The fundamental skills of batting, bowling, throwing and catching are incredibly easy to pick up and also easy for a coach to develop in their students, which makes volunteer Cricket coaching a very rewarding project.

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