What happens at junior cricket coaching sessions?
Children are taught basic skills such as catching, throwing, bowling and batting in a friendly, supportive environment. They learn in groups of not more than 20 based on age and ability. Sessions are held every Friday in the spring and summer from April 28, 2017, from 6.15pm until 8pm.
Do children need any equipment?
No. Everything is provided. All they need is comfortable clothes and footwear such as sturdy training shoes. Later, if you do want to buy kit for your child, our online shop has a selection of quality clothing at competitive prices.
Are the coaches qualified?
Yes. Our coaches, including chief coach Tom Walsingham, have ECB coaching badges.
Will my child play with a hard ball?
Youngsters aged from school years one to four play with a soft ball. They move on to a hard ball in year five, only after they have been taught to use one safely.
Will my child play any competitive cricket?
They do not have to play competitively if they do not want to, but we enter teams of various ages into leagues and tournaments through the summer. League games are played on Sunday mornings. See links to fixture lists at foot of this page.
Do I have to stay with my child during junior cricket coaching sessions?
Parents are encouraged to stay and support their children, and remain responsible for them throughout the session (though another adult can be designated carer in the absence of a parent).
What if my child has a medical condition?
Parents are asked to declare any medical conditions affecting their child when they complete our registration form. They will also be asked to agree to our emergency protocol. There are trained first-aiders at the coaching sessions.
Can children with disabilities and/or special needs take part?
Our club is committed to being inclusive and we do all we can to accommodate any child who wants to play cricket.
Will pictures be taken of my child?
We like to celebrate children’s achievements and post pictures on our website and Facebook page. We may also send them to local newspapers. If you do not want you child’s picture used you should complete the opt-out section of the registration form.
What happens during bad weather?
We notify parents about bad weather arrangements through our website and Facebook page as far in advance as possible. We are also hoping to introduce an email and text-based alerts system.
Are there refreshments available?
Our bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks is open every coaching session. There are also hot dogs on sale.
How do I register and pay?
You will be given a registration form at the first session of the season that your child attends. You can also download it here. Complete it and hand it in with your payment. We accept cheques or Bacs payments (details on form). If you are unsure if your child will enjoy the junior cricket coaching sessions you must still hand in the registration form before he or she takes part in any activities. All payments must be in by May 13. Children starting coaching later in the season can try two coaching sessions for free before payment is required.
How much does it cost?
Every child in school year three or above attending coaching, or playing for a team, must become a junior member of the club, which costs £20.
What about younger children?
Children aged five to eight take part in the ECB All Stars Cricket programme at Bredon, which costs £40 for eight sessions (participants are not required to become members of Bredon Cricket Club). They are held on Friday evenings from 5.15pm until 6pm starting on May 19, 2017. More details here.
Any other questions about junior cricket coaching?
Our friendly coaches are always available to answer any other questions.
Use the form below to contact us if you require more information: