David Smith

David Smith

Complete Cricket Head Coach

David Smith, Head Coach at Complete Cricket Coaching states “My philosophy is to keep coaching simple and enjoy the coaching sessions you are leading, build a mutual respect with the players and understand what makes each individual player work to the best of their ability.”

“Playing and Coaching cricket are my passion and it’s been a great feeling turning a passion into a dream and entering a full time career in cricket coaching with Complete Cricket Coaching.”

“I have been playing cricket for over 15 years with Knowle and Dorridge C.C and coaching for over 10 years.  I spent 6 months coaching in Australia with Elite Cricket this opportunity allowed me to gain invaluable experience and also to learn new techniques used in another country.”

“During my cricketing and coaching career I have been fortunate enough to play and work with and against some of the best players and coaches in the world. My favourite memory would definitely be playing with the great South African former test cricketer, Allan Donald, who was at the time England’s and Warwickshire C.C bowling coach.”

“I am always looking to learn new coaching skills & techniques, and develop myself into a better coach. I have recently completed my ECB Level 3 coaching course and aim to complete my Level 4 course in the future.”

Playing Experience
U11 – U21 – Warwickshire CCC
Knowle and Dorridge CC IST XI
2002-03 & 2006-07 – UTS Balmain (Sydney Grade Competition)
Member of winning ECB U19 Competition Side
Birmingham League Champion – 2009

Coaching Experience
2002 – 2004 – Junior Coach Knowle and Dorridge C.C
2005 – 2006 – Senior Co-ordinator Knowle and Dorridge C.C
2007 – Present Day – Knowle and Dorridge C.C Head Coach
2015 – Present Day – Knowle & Dorridge C.C Chairman of Junior & Senior Cricket
2006 – 2012 Solihull U13’s District Manager
2006 – 2007 – Elite Cricket Sydney Australia
2013 – 2016 – Warwickshire U11’s Assistant Coach
2007 – 2009 – Warwickshire U13’s Girls Coach
2010 – Present Day Dorridge C.C Head Coach

Coaching Qualifications
ECB Level 3 Coaching Award
First Aid Award
Safeguarding Certificate
Fully DBS checked
Welfare Officer
Good Practice and Child Protection Award
Time to Listen
Member of the ECBCA
GNVQ Leisure and Tourism – Distinction
BTEC Sports Science – Merit/Distinction