Jason Reynolds - ECB Young Coach of The Year 2016

Jason Reynolds - ECB Young Coach of The Year 2016

ECB Coach Awards 2016 - Young Coach of The Year 2016

“Young Coach of the Year” - Criteria Below!

Do you know someone who’s already making a difference? Who’s already passing on their enthusiasm for the game and inspiring the next generation of players. We are looking for young coaches who are 25 or under who you would like to say thank you to.

Norfolk Winner 2016 - Jason Reynolds (NCB & Swardeston Cricket Club)

Loughborough - ECB National Performance Centre (17/10/2016)

Jason was rewarded with a day out at the ECB National Performance Centre to collect his award. The day included a tour of the venue which is used regularly by all the ECB teams including both the men and women teams. Special coaching masterclass sessions were put on by lead ECB coaches including Graham Thorpe (Batting), Kevin Shine (Bowling), Peter Such (Spin Bowling) & Chris Taylor (Fielding) which gave all the nominees an insight into elite level coaching.

Jason can be seen (right and attached at the bottom of the page) recieving his winners certificate from Ex-England star batter Graham Thorpe.

Coaching Background

20 Years Old
Coaching Qualification: Level II
Club: Swardeston CC
Current Coaching: NCB Community Coach / Swardeston CC Youth Coach
Professional Status Within Cricket: Full-Time

Why Jason?

Jason Reynolds joined the NCB coaching ranks as an ad hoc coach in 2014 having just qualified as a Level 2 coach in 2013. NCB staff recognised from an early stage that he had huge potential and already he has progressed to being a regular County Age Group support coach, and has recently taken on the full time role of Community Coach.

Having a very relaxed style, but with a very high attention to detail has enabled Jason to stand out from the other young coaches in Norfolk. He is meticulous in his planning and very well organised. His sessions and programmes are very well thought out and incorporate the latest innovations from local and national sources. He is also very adaptable and manages to provide activities appropriate to the group being worked with. This is demonstrated by the range of activities he works with.

Jason regularly works on the NCB Disability cricket programme providing adapted games and also table cricket in a range of settings. This is totally different to the coaching needs of the county U11 boys and yet Jason manages this very successfully.

The core of his work is in schools through Chance to Shine, and the feedback we have received on his sessions from schools and pupils has been first rate.

Of course he is always learning but this is one of his strengths. He is very keen to learn more and has started attending Emerging Players sessions on a voluntary basis to learn more about coaching elite performers.

In addition to this Jason is one of the leading coaches of young players at Swardeston CC, and this club regularly produces some of the best young players in the county. They have also started up a girls and women’s section in 2014 and expect to be taking part in the various NCB competitions.

We are happy to have Jason on board and see a bright future for him as a leading coach in the county. A thoroughly deserved winner of this award in 2016.

Kieron Tuck (Norfolk Cricket Board Development Director)

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