Today we say thank you to all the coaches, managers and activators who are inspiring the next generation of cricketers across Devon. 

Junior cricket is key to the sustainability of clubs and without the dedication of club coaches, managers and activators it wouldn’t be possible!

You can nominate someone involved with junior cricket as an Unsung Devon Cricket Here via this link

There is also some great content and support out there for coaches and aspiring coaches to ensure they are ready for the return of cricket.


iCoach Cricket

A fantastic free resource that can be accessed by a simple registration here. It is full of drills, videos, practices and session plans for coaches to use with their players. Recent updates include:

  • Cricket At Home – practices that players can do in small places at home
  • iCoach Cricket Live – a series of webinars held every Thursday with professional guests such as Ashley Giles and Peter Such. Past recordings are available in the Kitbag area of icoachcricket here. Tomorrow is a talk with Mark Robinson and you can register here.

You can contact for more information


UK Coaching

UK Coaching have temporarily unlocked 10 of their most valuable subscriber resources making them available to all registered on UK Coaching. Each week UK Coaching will be holding a conversation through their ‘Curious Coaches Club’ about a particular coaching topic that they know is important to coaches and one that many would like to learn more about.

The ‘Curious Coaches Club’ will have three parts to it:

1.    Watch ‘A Conversation About…’ between expert coaches live on a Monday or on-demand via or their You Tube channel.

2.    Engage and take part in a more in-depth conversation about the topic on Wednesday or Thursday via smaller informal gatherings of coaches hosted by one of the UK Coaching team.

3.    Continue the conversation via the community aspect of ‘Connected Coaches’ hosted on their website.

Over the coming weeks UK Coaching will be following this process to talk about all sorts of different topics and feel free to share with them if there are any specific topics, discussions or coaches you would like to hear from and they will see what they can do!

·       Mondays Open Webinar sessions

·       Wednesday & Thursday Community of Practice sessions


Free Sport and Physical Activity Mental Health Awareness Course

As part of mental health awareness week UK Coaching are offering coaches free access to their Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity course until 31st August. 

The course is normally £18 and can be accessed here


Fitness and Wellbeing Zoom Q&A with Somersets Joel Tratt

Head of Strength and Conditioning at Somerset CCC Joel Tratt will be delivering a live question and answer session next week as he gives important advice during this uncertain period.

Hosted on video conferencing software Zoom, Joel will talk through how the Somerset players are coping with lockdown before taking questions on the virtual forum. We hope to cover a range of topics from general health and wellbeing, to advice on cricketers retuning to net sessions.

The call, working in conjunction with the Somerset Cricket Board, Devon Cricket Board, Dorset Cricket Board and Cornwall Cricket Board, will take place on Wednesday June 3rd at 7pm and will last approximately one hour. 

It is free to join and open for cricketers and non-cricketers of all ages and abilities. 

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Join Zoom Meeting

This session is brought to you in association with Nuffield Health, who are one of the leading not-for-profit UK healthcare organisations with a network of hospitals, medical clinics, fitness & wellbeing clubs and diagnostic units across the UK.


ECB Coach Ambassador

This e-learning workshop has been designed to help develop your confidence and equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills to recruit coaches, advocate coaching and help coaches unlock their potential.

Those most passionate about developing players should consider becoming an ECB Coaching Ambassador which can now be accessed via a 40-minute e-learning module


Young Volunteer

The Cricket Activators Course aims to encourage young people to get more involved as cricket volunteers.

The course will provide the skills and knowledge needed to volunteer in a wide variety of roles in clubs, community and education.

To become a Cricket Activator, you can complete an e:Learning module


Social media is also full of great coaching content particularly Twitter and YouTube