Research is delivering improvements to coaching in youth cricket

Research by University of Gloucestershire in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has delivered a significant change in cricket coach development, which will help prevent injuries to youth players and enhance performance.

Professor Mark De Ste Croix and Dr Jonathan Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning, from the University’s School of Sport and Exercise, have been working with the ECB to investigate issues surrounding injury risk and prevention in cricketers.

Studies conducted by the ECB have shown that lumbar stress fractures cause the greatest time-loss of any injury in cricket, often exceeding six months, which significantly affects both the skill and physical development opportunities of young fast bowlers. Visit the University website to find out more.

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