SURREY CRICKET COACHING COURSES
Many of the professional and coaching staff of the County Club started their cricketing careers by attending one of the Club’s Junior Coaching Courses. Current Surrey and England players Stuart Meaker and Jade Dernbach both attended Club courses and graduated from the Surrey Pemberton Greenish Academy.
AIMS OF THE COURSES
- To find the next generation of cricketers to represent Surrey County Cricket Club.
- To provide as many children as possible with the opportunity to develop a talent and understanding of the game, which will hopefully develop into a lifelong love of the game.
- To provide children between 5 and 16 years of age, of all abilities and experience, a suitable course at an appropriate time of year.
- To relay information to children in an informative but enjoyable way. We will staff our courses with highly qualified and knowledgeable coaches.
Hallowed Turf Courses
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to attend a one off outdoor course, taking place on the hallowed turf of The Kia Oval Cricket Ground.
We will operate two separate courses on the outfield adjacent to the famous Surrey CCC Members’ Pavilion:
U6 – U8 years old
This course is aimed at providing a fun early experience of Cricket as well as introducing fielding drills that are used by the professional staff. We will introduce the fundamentals of the game, whilst also incorporating key movement skills, all contained within a series of fun games.
U9 – U11 years old
This course is aimed at developing cricket specific skills, with lots of professional fielding drills as well as more of a technical batting, bowling and tactical content.
Little Big Hitters (Ages 4-5)
These courses will introduce the skills of cricket in a fun way that will also develop fundamental movement skills for the young players.
Year Groups 1 – 3 (U6-U8)
Courses for this age group are aimed at trying to give children a fun first experience of cricket. The aim of these courses is to attract children to playing regular cricket and to develop fundamental movement skills (agility, balance, coordination and speed). The hour long sessions involve basic skills sessions and lots of fun games (using a soft ball throughout).
Year groups 4 – 5 (U9-U10)
Courses for this age group are aimed at expanding cricket specific skills, developing technique and tactical awareness through skills drills and games-play. Soft balls are used in order to aid skill development and the children undergo quantitative testing to aid our talent identification process twice during the programme.
To qualify for these courses children must be born between 1st September 2003 and 31st August 2006.
Year Groups 6 – 8 (U11-U13)
Courses for this age group look to further progress the technical and tactical knowledge of the players. Hard balls are used for the first time in net situations. Coaching within these groups becomes more specific to match play and potential game scenarios.
To qualify for these courses children must be born between 1st September 2000 and 31st August 2003
Year Groups 9 – 11 (U14-U16) Pre Christmas Only
Courses for this age group look to further progress the technical and tactical knowledge of the players and hard balls continue to be used in skills drill and net situations. Coaching methods focus on the acquisition of advanced skills specific to match play for this age group.
To qualify for these courses children must be born between 1st September 1997 and 31st August 2000
This course will concentrate on conversion to adult cricket, ramping up the bowling machine and providing some transitional coaching.
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