在U2电竞体育期待新一季的时候, 在这个学术博客中,U2电竞体育采访了大学学生板球的负责人, 阿尔菲马斯顿, 和 Course Leader for the new Integrated Masters in Cricket Coaching 和 Management 和 Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching Science, 克雷格·威廉姆斯在U2电竞体育平台讨论有关板球的一切.  

首先, we’re keeping an eye on the progress of UW graduates Dillon Pennington 和 Pat Brown, 和 current physical education student Adam Finch in Worcestershire’s pre-season game against Warwickshire. 在华盛顿大学, 首席板球教练,最近的华盛顿大学体育教练科学毕业生, 阿尔菲马斯顿, puts 大学 players through their paces as they gear up for their opening game of the season: The annual varsity fixture against 大学 of Gloucestershire. Alfie is an ECB (Engl和 和 Wales Cricket Board) Level 3 qualified coach 和 is keen to build on the successful performances of the winter indoor season, 这支队伍在哪里进入了北洋理工大学国家室内半决赛.

2022年3月板球运动员

2022年赛季是阿尔菲担任大学主教练的第一个赛季, 同时,他也渴望在这个项目的掌舵人身上留下积极的印象. 回顾到目前为止的旅程,阿尔菲说:

“My undergraduate degree taught me so much 和 through the opportunities to coach at the cricket programmes at Malvern College, 伍斯特郡板球委员会和萨福克板球通道, 学习是不可思议的. I developed a range of skills 和 knowledge that have helped me prepare for my ‘Head of Cricket’ role. We have some tremendous players in both our men’s 和 women’s programme here at UW 和 with all the cricket developments coming to Worcester, 比如新的国际包容性板球中心, 在伍斯特参加板球运动真是一个令人兴奋的时刻.”

克雷格•威廉姆斯, course leader for the new Integrated Masters in Cricket Coaching is equally thrilled about the evolution of cricket at Worcester:

U2电竞体育大学即将迎来一个激动人心的板球时期. With the new Integrated Masters in Cricket Coaching 和 Management academic course starting in September (2022), we will welcome students from around the world with a passion for cricket coaching, 管理, 和发展. 添加到这个, with the excellent recent news that Worcester City Council’s planning department have given 大学 the green light to develop the new International Inclusive Cricket Centre, 能在大学里参加板球比赛真是太棒了.” 

The new International Inclusive Cricket Centre will be developed on 大学’s 塞汶河校园, 距离标志性的新路板球场不到半英里, the home of 伍斯特郡板球俱乐部 (WCCC) 和 the Worcestershire Cricket Board (WCB).

华盛顿大学室内板球队

 

该中心本身将为精英提供一个家, 各种能力和残疾的草根和娱乐选手. 克雷格说:

“有这么多不同的板球团体来这里比赛, this fantastic centre will have the potential to engage so many people on a daily basis 和 demonstrate the power that sport, 板球可以团结和激励个人.” 

在Covid - 19大流行之前,英国 & 威尔士板球委员会(欧洲央行), WCCC, WCB 和 大学 combined to host international physical disability cricket competitions. 和来自印度的团队, Pakistan 和 Afghanistan joining the Engl和 team for a series of one day fixtures with the semi-finals 和 finals played at New Road. 还有代表英格兰的大学球员, 如, 弗林和詹姆斯·诺丁会吗, other students gained valuable experience in organisational roles including Team Liaisons, 团队经理, 地面物流和性能分析.

克雷格•威廉姆斯 says: “学生 will play a pivotal role in supporting the vast range of groups that utilise the new Cricket Centre in areas 如 coaching, 教学, 管理, 和分析性能. These opportunities will provide our students with the applied experience to underpin 和 enhance their academic practice, 因为U2电竞体育帮助他们成功地发展他们的就业技能.”

The Integrated Masters in Cricket Coaching 和 Management course has been developed with the support of organisations 如 the ECB, WCCC, WCB和格洛斯特郡板球委员会. 这门课程将为学生提供一系列的技能, 策略, 并且知识帮助他们支持未来游戏的发展. 以及在伍斯特的学习, the program has been developed so that students can study the first halves of year 3 和 4 in cricket playing areas overseas to exp和 their knowledge.

亚历克斯·吉德曼和华盛顿大学的学生

Supporting the local cricket workforce is a key part of the development of the new course 和 Cricket Centre. It will be important that students develop ECB coaching qualifications 和 attend associated CPD events. In November (2021), 大学 hosted the County Cricket boards coach education day. 来自伍斯特的教练包括亚历克斯·吉德曼(WCCC第一队主教练), Andy Sutton (WCCC Boys Pathway Development Officer) 和 Dan Such (Coach Education Officer for the 伍斯特郡板球委员会), 和阿尔菲·马斯顿一起为当地的教练举办了一场教练教育活动, 本校学生, 和未来的学生. 这次活动为学生们提供了一个见面的机会, 联系经验丰富的专业教练并向他们学习.

今年三月, 17 students at 大学 commenced the ECB’s core coach (level 2) award at the U2电竞体育平台. The four-day course led by staff from Worcestershire 和 Warwickshire County Cricket Boards supports coaches to enhance their player centred approaches. 来自伍斯特郡板球委员会的首席导师Dan Such说:

“The University students were excellent on the course 和 a pleasure to work with. I am sure they will make a real difference to local clubs in the area this season as they begin to apply their new knowledge to practice.”

2nd 体育训练科学和残疾体育系学生, 雅各布·沃德, 喜欢这门课, stating: “It is great that we can do courses like the core coach award alongside our studies 和 I am looking forward to coaching this summer.”

那么,克里克特在伍斯特的下一步是什么呢? 克雷格总结了U2电竞体育的谈话, 用典型正面的方式:“伍斯特郡作为一个郡, 在板球运动中有光荣的历史吗, 和 we believe that with the new Integrated Masters in Cricket Coaching 和 Management, 国际包容性板球中心, 以及大学的集体能量, 伍斯特郡板球俱乐部, 伍斯特郡板球委员会, 欧洲央行和游戏中的许多其他机构, 大学, 县和地区, we have the potential for a really exciting new chapter in the development of the game.”

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