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The ECB Coach Awards are back for 2021, to recognise and reward coaches for their hard work and effort to support the next generation of cricketers at their club, school, or community.

There are 4 award categories that are open for nominations:

Download the Nomination Form here.

Nominations must be submitted by Thursday September 30, by emailing the completed form to [email protected]. If you have any queries, please contact your Middlesex Cricket Area Manager.

Young Coach of the Year

A young person who is already making a difference and is already passing on their enthusiasm for the game and inspiring the next generation of players.

Someone who:

• Demonstrated a commitment to developing the game at grass roots and community level

• Has had a clear impact with a local school or club

• Has shown creativity and determination in their development as a coach

• Is 16-25 years of age

Coach of the Year

A coach who goes the extra mile and is a true coaching hero to their club, league, county or school. They are creative and work with players to help them reach their full potential whilst delivering active and fun sessions.

Someone who:

• Inspires and supports individual player development

• Creates and delivers enjoyable and effective coaching sessions

• Uses innovation and inspirational coaching methods which have significantly improved player and team performances

Outstanding Contribution – Services to Coaching

This person is the life and soul at your club, in your league, your county or at your school. They have dedicated a significant amount of time to coaching and have contributed to growing the game.

Someone who:

• Dedicated themselves to coaching and making a different to the players

• Created numerous opportunities and contributed to increasing participation of players

• Is the heartbeat of the club, league, county or school

Outstanding Contribution - Services to Coach Development (Supporting Coaches)

This is an individual or team of coach developers, club or local initiative who is going above and beyond to support the development of coaches in your county.

An individual/team/club/initiative who:

• Actively promotes and supports the development of the coaches and/or coaches associations

• Grows and encourages diversity and inclusivity making everyone feel like cricket is a game for them

• Provides administrative support and/or the development of coaching

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