About Howzat!

Howzat! was until 2015 the official coach development resource for the ECB.

Howzat! was a comprehensive resource covering all areas of cricket coach development, containing a wealth of technical information and supporting tools to support coaches.

For the past two years ECB Coach Education, in conjunction with other ECB departments and Sports Coach UK (scUK) have been examining .

Following this an examination of the cricket playing population, a clearly mapped Player Development Model (PDM) was created. The PDM captured each stage of player development, displayed each of the performance domains and linked them to other aspects of cricket performance. The PDM is underpinned by a comprehensive technical syllabus which clearly identifies the nature of the player’s needs in each domain including Technical, Tactical, Mental, Physical and Lifestyle facets, how these can be supported through coaching, what form and type of cricket is played in each domain and how these elements link to other areas of playing such as facilities, competition and talent development.

The new structure was at the heart of the final Howzat! package. Howzat! was originally designed and developed by Tacklesport for the ECB in 2000 when it was launched by the then Minister of Sport Kate Hoey. Since then Howzat! went through several developments including a 2008 re-launch by then Minister of Education, Ed Balls.