About Cricket Coaching Mats
David Cooper is the designer of the Cricket Coaching Mat.
He has coached cricket for over 30 years in schools and clubs and now runs district cricket teams in Yorkshire.
He was concerned about difficulties faced by youngsters when graduating from "kwik cricket" to real hard ball cricket.
How can a youngster master any particular shot when the bowling they face is all over the place?
He thought that the way forwards was to regularly practice one shot at a time without the need for a bowler.
The cricket coaching mat idea was born and is now used by over 1000 clubs, schools and individuals all over the world.
He regularly delivers workshops to various cricket coaches association conferences which recently have included Lancashire, Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Hertfordshire and Huntingdonshire.
He has also helped to coach the England Disabled cricket team and West Yorkshire girls squads
He is pictured below at an OSCAS awards event at Lords where he was a finalist in the category "Innovative ways of developing the game of cricket"