Read CC / Read Raiders are delighted to confirm the appointment of Sam Holt as the new Retention and Development coach.
Sam is a Level 3 ECB Performance Coach who has worked with the LCB for over 7 years in both Full & Part time capacities across varying age groups from U13s upwards as well as the EPP & Academy programmes as well as overseas state & national performance programmes / EPP / Academy programmes etc.
Speaking of his appointment Sam has had this to say. “The importance of 'opportunity' to players aged 16-21 at any club is huge. Equally as huge is the responsibility of a club to help those players to understand and develop their games. The plans put in place by Andy & Read CC are very forward thinking. From a personal point of view, I look forward to working with the squad as a collective and individually, creating a positive yet challenging environment to aid their development for 2016"
Sam’s appointment sends a clear message regards to Read CC's ‘develop from within’ policy and I hope will enable us to get the very best from the young players we have once they finish under age cricket.
There are also currently 4 places available in our T20 under 19's squad, which Sam will be managing, so any young players out there who feel they could benefit from Read CC's commitment to the development of young players, please feel free to make contact with Andy on 07786 462107.
The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
The ECB Clubmark and community cricket clubs play a central role in all of these programmes and Clubmark will provide the standards that clubs involved in these programmes will aspire to.
In addition, it is expected that clubs who achieve the ECB Clubmark will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to club cricket in England and Wales.
By registering to work towards ECB Clubmark, clubs join a growing number of cricket clubs across England and Wales that are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
County Cricket Development Managers can help clubs through the process of achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
For more information see www.ecb.co.uk/clubmark