Cricket Volunteer Projects in India
In a country that has so much diversity in terms of lifestyle, religion and race, sport unifies and remains a focus for all. Cricket is by far the most popular sport in India. In fact cricket is one of the few aspects of Indian life that unites the whole country. Ever since the first game was played in India nearly three centuries ago, Indian people have identified with its tactics and skills - and cricket has been a major source of entertainment.
You don't have to look far in India to see children playing practice games in the street with makeshift bats, balls and stumps. The fact that most children will play at any opportunity shows their interest level and what a great environment India is in which to coach cricket.
Coach Cricket to Children in India with Projects Abroad
We feel that it is important that children get the basics of cricket right before progressing on to the more difficult skills and techniques. By embracing this commitment at grassroots level, our sport placements in India work with many schools and NGOs primarily in Jaipur. Your role will be a mixture of passing on your knowledge of the game, handing out practical advice for games, and coaching at training sessions.
Your Role Volunteering Abroad on a Cricket Project in India
Being a cricket coach in India means you should be looking to improve the performances of each individual and the team as a whole. Every player is different and will need your specialised care and attention to improve their performance, which will in turn improve the performance of the team to some extent. But to really make a team successful you have to foster a spirit of trust and cooperation, and get the individuals playing for each other.
If the clunk of leather on willow, the ability to spot a googly or the scream of "Howzat?" is in your blood, then look no further than a Projects Abroad Cricket coaching placement in India.
You can join the Cricket project in India for two or three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period. Volunteers who can only join us for two weeks may be paired up with another longer term sports volunteer.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.