Sri Lanka Cricket’s Coaching Department with the help of the Strength & Conditioning/Physiotherapy departments conducted an educational workshop for Schools Division 1, 2 & 3 Cricket Coaches at R Premadasa Stadium on the subject Physical Training & Injury Prevention of cricketers.
The coaches present were given an insight to what is expected from a schoolboy cricketer with regard to a fitness regime which is seen as important and a necessity in today’s context of modern day age group cricket. The program also included the education of injury prevention for cricketers, who in today’s context plays an extensive amount of cricket and, due to fatigue succumbs to injuries more often than not.
While schools do not have the luxury of having a Trainer and a Physiotherapist during training sessions and competition matches, it was thought that the school coaches required having a certain amount of knowledge in these two areas to some extent which would result in the coach being able to help any player understand and manage himself better.
Buddika Herath (Trainer) and Priyantha Wickramasinghe (Physiotherapist) were the main presenters on behalf of the Coaching Department at this workshop which was successfully conducted with over 100 coaches participating.