2012 Women and Girls coaches structure
Planning ahead is underway, read on for who's coaching who next season
Following a coaches meeting last week we are in a position to release the coaches for 2012 Women and Girls squads:
U11 - Head Coach Jasmine Titmuss, Assistant Coach Naomi Aspin
U13 - Head Coach Jen Laycock, Assisted by Alex Hartley
U15 - Head Coach Derek Morgan, Assistant Coach Chris Chambers
U15 Development team - Head Coach Chris Highton, Assisted by Jen Laycock
U17 - Head Coach Tim McKiernan, Assistant Coach Q Ali
Senior squad - Head Coach Tony Potter, Assisted on match days by Matt Crowther, Assisted during training sessions by Q Ali.
A development team at U15 level has been brought in for 2012, this is to enhance the programme and give more opportunity for talent at this age group to flourish. All U15 players will train together and there will be numerous opportunities for the players to impress and move up from the development team.
Another step forward for the girls will be the inclusion of 16 girls into a Skills Set programme. This programme intends to give girls opportunity to develop specific skills within a small group. The girls are from U13 through to U17. Specialist coaches will be brought in to work with the girls on this programme. The girls will have opportunity to develop their fitness, fielding and mental skills. The next step from the Skills sets is the EPP where players have 1 to 1 coaches and a full winter of coaching. This should be of great incentive for the girls to work hard on the skills sets and also outside them to improve as an all round cricketer. The girls will be contacted in due course by email by Tim McKiernan who is head coach of this programme.
Trials for U13 girls will be held on 13 and 27th November. U15 girls trials will be 11th Dec and 15th January. These will then be followed by squad training at Old Trafford between January and April. U17 trials will not be held until after Christmas as their squad session’s don’t begin until March. U11s will trial and train throughout the preseason months.