Parents involved in Cricket
Cricket is a great sport for kids of all ages, boys and girls. It keeps them active, engaged and introduces them to what it's like to be part of a team environment. However, it is can also be very rewarding for parents!
As a parent, you always want to see your kids smiling faces whilst playing with friends. However, like most sports, the cricket programs don't just run themselves. They need volunteers . . . just like you! Parents can and should get involved. Coaching, a team manager, umpiring, scoring, or simply offering support during game day and at training, all helps and is rewarding.
Becoming a Coach
Every team needs a coach to help organise, encourage, inspire, instruct and keep players safe.
As a parent you have a great opportunity to spend more time with your kids, sharing their passion and helping out as the coach. You will also meet great people at your local club, who will quickly become long time friends. It does take some time, i.e. matches on the weekend, an hour or two training sessions during the week, but - you do it because you love your kids and the game of cricket!
Working with Children