Coppin demonstrating the front foot drive to Miguel Herrera
The Costa Rica Cricket Federation is currently conducting a training camp with the support from ICC Americas. ICC Americas Regional Development Officer Wendell Coppin is directing the five days of cricket training being held at the prestigious, EARTH University in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica.
The camp was first conceptualized, after a successful foundation course for Physical Education teachers in February 2010, when the Federation sought to empower the Limon school cricket programme with certified coaches able to deliver basic cricket skills training.
Sixteen teachers attended the course back then, run by ICC Americas RDO, and he promised to be back to run such a training camp if the teachers would organize a schools cricket competition that would lead to selection of the best players for the camp. The schools programme has been so successful that to-date 33 teams are involved with the cricket competition, that has the full backing of the Limon Education Director Ms Trudy Poyser, who was on hand to open this year's Camp.
Of the 33 teams 25 players were selected and 11 educational institutions are represented here at this year's camp, and RDO Wendell Coppin is working with the Costa Rica Cricket Federation to see the programme continue and be the driving force of the development programme in the country.