Welcome to joshknappett.com
I specialize in cricket coaching, coach education, performance development, athlete/coach learning and personal development. I commit to improving performance of the people I collaborate with and love the game of cricket and fully endorse the role it and team sports have in the development of people through childhood and adolescence.
Having grown up through the Middlesex CCC Junior programme I joined the Oxford MCCU in 2003 when i did my under grad degree in Sports Coaching. I got signed by Worcestershire CCC in 2004/05 where I spent 5 seasons playing professional cricket. I then spent 2 full years after my professional career playing for the Unicorns in the the List A PRo40 and CB40 league.
I completed my ECB Level III at the age of 18 and graduated from my ECB UKCC Level IV with Post Grad Diploma in Elite Cricket Coaching from University of Gloucestershire at the age of 29. This complements my 15 years of experience as a ECB coach educator and internal verifier.
I worked with Teddington Cricket Club in Bushy Park between January 2012 and October 2018 combined with diverse roles within Middlesex CCC. I feel proud to have worked with Teddington CC for that time as the role with Middlesex CCC has grown. Teddington CC are a wonderful club, with wonderful people. Together over the last 6 years we grew from a little over 250 juniors to over 430, with sustaining continual growth of Teddington juniors into seniors as well investing heavily in coaching to improve the quality of all cricket delivered in the junior section. The club in the period also won 2 first xl Middlesex ECB premier league titles in 2014 and 2016.
I have experience of working with young players, professional adults and everywhere in between! And have been fortunate to travel around the world playing, training and coaching.
Im passionate about all levels of coaching, personal development and am energised by working with any individual or organisation who want to improve/develop/progress/grow/achieve. As a full MCC member I strongly believe the Spirit of Cricket and the good that cricket can do.
Im now blessed to be in a position, alongside my Middlesex commitments, to be Head Coach of the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy and have been involved from very early discussions with Sachin Tendulkar and his team in designing and delivering our offerings as together we aim to help young players develop as cricketers through a love of the game of cricket whilst nurturing good human beings and Global Citizens.
Please do look out for future communications and events from Middlesex CCC and Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy.
All the best