The Youth Development Cricket (YDC) Team Coaches are responsible for developing players to a high quality during their summer match programme. The coach’s role is a crucial one in ensuring that players have a positive experience of playing within their County. We currently have vacancies for team coaches at the age groups listed below. The positions will begin from April 2022.

Boys: U10, U11, U12, U13 & U14.

Girls: U11, U13, U15.

Job Description:

The role of a YDC Team Cricket Coach includes the following: Supported by the Team Manager & Pathway & Coaching Manager

  • Attend & Coach at matches for your YDC squad.
  • Liaising with Manager around team selection and organisation of squad.
  • Attend county coach CPD events.

Match Day – In partnership with manager Pre-match:

  • Responsible for the appearance of your players.
  • Responsible for equipment including first aid kit.
  • Responsible for warm up’s & pre-match preparations.
  • Brief team on the aims of the game and any short-term target.

During match:

  • Ongoing communications with players before, during and after the game including rotation of fielders
  • Observation of fielder's angles / depth of keeper / overall shape & feel of the team
  • Assign roles to the team members

Post-match:

  • Thank the appropriate people.
  • Debrief players and give feedback on the game

Approximate time commitment:

Approximately 5-8matches varying between School holidays and Sunday’s during the 2022 summer.

Qualifications and checks required:

Coaches must currently possess the following or commit to doing so shortly after appointment.

  • Minimum of a Level 2 (Core) qualified cricket coach.
  • ECB DBS (formally CRB) clearance certificate.
  • A valid First Aid certificate (completed within three years).
  • A valid Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate (completed within three years).

Desirable qualifications and experience:

Desirable but not necessarily required qualifications and experience for the role are:

  • Level 3 qualified cricket coach.
  • Experience at coaching at District or County level.

What you will get out of it:

Our aim is to help produce not only good cricketers, but also good people. We hope that all coaches get a feeling of fulfilment and satisfaction by playing a major part in enabling young people to experience something special and helping them to develop as players and people during the process. You will feel part of two teams: Your own group of players and also the Devon Cricket family, where we all try to develop players to be the best they can be whilst enjoying themselves at the same time. You will become part of the new Development Programme structure in the Devon Pathway where you will play your part in developing and creating cricketers of the future. You will be remunerated for your work during the Summer.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for a role as Youth Development Cricket Team Coach, please contact Jonny Varcoe our Assistant Pathway Coach on jonny.varcoe@devoncricket.co.uk or 07376 250987