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Specialist Workshops

The Specialist Workshops are a great opportunity for players to improve a particular discipline under the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable coach.

2020 Easter Holiday Specialist Workshops

Following the latest advice and recommendations from the government and the ECB we have taken the decision to cancel the Specialist Wokshops due to take place in the Easter holiday.

The workshops are a great opportunity for players to learn from experienced, knowledgeable, and successful coaches. The workshops will make a real difference to each player’s understanding of their discipline and improve their performance. To aid this learning there will be a maximum ratio of 1 coach to every 6 players to ensure everyone receives maximum help and support.

The workshops are aimed at good club players and above. Players must be competent and confident playing with a hard ball. All players will need to bring their own equipment for the batting and wicket keeping workshops.

For more information please contact Scott Chappell: scott.chappell@somersetcricketboard.org or 01823 352266.

 


 
Batting – Somerset CCC Pathway Head Coach & Player Identification Lead Matt Drakeley

The batting workshop will be run by Level 4 qualified, Somerset CCC Pathway Head Coach & Player Identification Lead Matt Drakeley. Matt was previously Head of Pathway at Hampshire CCC and has also played Minor Counties cricket for Dorset.  Matt’s role for Somerset CCC involves him overseeing both the boys and girl’s player pathway, the high performance Emerging Player Programme and he also coaches on the Somerset Academy.

The workshop will focus on batting against both spin and pace where Matt will impart his training methods, knowledge, and philosophy on what it takes to be successful in the modern game. These methods have proved successful for many players who have gone on to play first class cricket.


Girls only Batting – Somerset CCC Women & Girls Head Coach Sophie Luff

The batting workshop will be run by Level 3 qualified, Somerset CCC Women and Girls Head Coach Sophie Luff. Sophie played for Western Storm, will be playing for Welsh Fire in ‘The Hundred’ and is also captain of the Somerset Women’s team. Sophie’s role as Women and Girls Head Coach involves her overseeing and delivering on the girl’s performance pathway, including the Girls Academy and EPP. 

The workshop will focus on the key fundamentals of batting against both spin and pace where Sophie will share her training methods, knowledge, and philosophy on what it takes to be successful in the modern game. 


Fast Bowling – Somerset CCC Pathway Bowling Coach Andrew Griffiths

Somerset CCC Pathway Bowling Coach Andrew Griffiths will run the fast bowling workshop. Andrew coaches on a number of programmes at SCCC including the Academy, EPP and all County Age Groups.

The workshop will focus on the skills required to bowl fast, incorporating the technical, tactical, physical, and mental elements of fast bowling. Andrew will be able to draw on his experience and knowledge of working with performance players to help individuals improve.


Wicket Keeping – Former Somerset CCC Keeper Alex Barrow

The wicket keeping workshop will be run by former Somerset CCC keeper Alex Barrow. Alex played over 60 times for Somerset and also represented England at U19 level. Alex coaches on the Somerset Academy.

The workshop will focus on the key skills and attributes than enable wicket keepers to be successful, and will involve drills that allow players to express their talent and improve their skills.

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