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Cornwall Cricket Board & FMS – supporting our young talent

19th March 2019 Posted in Board and County Club and Youth by Joe Skinner

Cornwall Cricket Board will be pioneering a revolutionary system of movement amongst its players within the County Youth Pathway from the U10 development to U17 boys and Girls County Squads.

Cornwall County Cricket Board has been working closely with FMS (UK) over the past 2 years to collect data and trial the program which retrains the body and the brain to improve movement efficiency to re-establish sound movement patterns.

The FMS UK system of movement assessment and protocols have been implemented by the Cornwall Cricket Board’s coaching staff and introduced to the pathway training schedules.

“The programme is not just about competition or elite sport – it’s about everyone – a tool to identify poorly developed or maintained movement patterns that potentially make gross motor skills or specific sports skills difficult.”, observed Chris Hunkin of Cornwall Cricket.

The Movement Patterns programme allows coaches to screen for movement inefficiency to ensure a child has the basic foundation of movement quality to make the best programming decisions with precision and purpose.

The platform created for Cornwall Cricket Board stores every young player’s results and establishes a movement passport that can be monitored continually.

“There are initially seven movement tests that require a balance of mobility and stability – placing players in challenging positions where weaknesses, imbalances, asymmetries and limitations become noticeable”, observed Andrew Jones, Director of Development, Cornwall Cricket Board.

“We are delighted to be working with Cornwall Cricket on this programme – their commitment to the physical well-being of all their junior players is commendable”, commented FMS UK Chief Executive, Peter Bowler