Matt Root B.Ed (Hons) - The Root Academy Founder
My first experience of cricket coaching came during my degree in Physical Education in 1988 during which I developed one of the world’s first interactive video databases of cricket skills. It’s fair to say that my approach to coaching has been fine-tuned over the years!
As a player, I captained Notts U19 and played a number of county 2nd team games. I won the Bassetlaw League (now ECB Notts Premier League) with Notts and 5 Yorkshire League titles and a National KO title with Sheffield Collegiate CC, where I played with former England Captain Michael Vaughan. I represented the Yorkshire League for a number of years and in 2015 captained an MCC tour overseas.
As a coach, I have taught my boys the fundamentals of the game, emphasising the importance of simplicity and hard work. We didn’t always get it right but it’s amazing what application and dedication can achieve.