Question and Answer : Coaching

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Q: I'm currently doing my year 11 ICT coursework and have chosen Middlesex County Cricket Club and would like to know how coaches help bowlers improve their actions and what software they use to do this. Thank you very much for your help. Could you email me back at: millerm649@thegrid.org.uk

A: Please contact Middlesex CCC direct. You can find their website linked from the right-hand side column of this page in the Network Links.

Q: I would like to get a book signed by Rod Marsh at the National Academy but do not know how to contact him. Could you please tell me how to go about this?

A: You can write to Rod at the National Academy at the following address: ECB National Academy, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU

Q: I would like to know the rules and or laws regarding youngsters playing cricket e.g. How Many Overs can they bowl from 6years up to 18yeas old ? and likewise helmets must be worn when likey to be hit by the ball, in what situations, batting, keeping wicket fielding close others? And lastly when do youngsters "move" to full size cricket ball. Whatever you advise I will publish to www.SurreyDowns.Org regards Paul Griffiths Paul@SurreyDowns.Org www.SurreyDowns.Org

A: Paul there are various directives on the ECB website in the Directives and Guidance section and also on our Play-Cricket site

Q: How old do you have to be to take an ECB level one coaching course?

A: The minimum age for this is 16.

Q: How do I get the 'Over To You' publication. I am a coach and want to start a girls' team at my club.

A: Over To You and many other ECB publications are available to download from this site - please see our Publications and Resources section.