Junior Cricket Information

By Junior Chairman - April 3 2009
Junior Cricket Information

 

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INFORMATION ABOUT JUNIOR CRICKET 

Hartlepool Cricket Club would like to welcome your child to the club and provide you with some information about our activities. Hartlepool Cricket Club is accredited by Sport England Clubmark and is an ECB Focus Club. We aim to provide opportunities for young people between the ages of 5 and 17 to receive cricket coaching and competition. Whatever level of ability we aim to improve cricket skills of young people using recommended coaching techniques. All coaching is supervised by ECB qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people. Junior cricket is an important stepping stone towards competitive adult league cricket. 

We welcome parents to all training and competitions and value your support. We are keen to try and involve parents and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and introduce you to other parents and officials.  There are many ways in which parents can contribute to the organisation off the field.  All offers of help, no matter how small, are greatly appreciated. If you are willing to devote just a little of your time please let us know how you may be able to help. The Club also has a Code of Conduct for Parents/Volunteers and a Code of Conduct for Junior players to help promote good behaviour and sportsmanship on and off the field. 

Training  

Training sessions take place on different evening for each age group during the summer months (April to Sept). Sessions are a combination of skills coaching, small team games and net practice depending upon age and ability. The younger age group are encouraged to attain skills to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Some sessions will include skills tests for these levels as players make progress. 

  • Under 9 Friday 18:00 until 19:30 (softball)

  • Under 11  Friday 18:00 until 19:30

  • Under 12/13: Monday18:00 until 20:00

  • Under 15: Wednesdays 18:00 until 20:00

    Your Team Manager will confirm details of coaching sessions. Occasionally sessions may need to be cancelled because of poor weather. See Team App below for communications.

    HCC Junior Cricket Team App - Stay in Touch On Your Phone/Tablet/PC

    1. Team App is free search for and download Team App to your device

    2. Search Team App for HCC Junior Cricket and ask to join.

    You can sign up for the age group(s) applicable to your son/daughter and receive texts / emails updating you about training, matches, events. Help us STAY IN TOUCH

    Equipment

    Training kit consists of trousers, white shirt and cricket shoes or training shoes. Coaches reserve the right to turn away players with unsuitable footwear for the conditions. When batting and facing a hard ball, all Juniors must wear a helmet (including in the nets).  The Club has a collection of helmets for general use though individuals may wish to supply their own. The Club also has bats, pads and gloves for general use. Unwanted clothing (sweaters, trousers, shirts, shoes) is always appreciated to provide a stock available to new members unable to purchase certain equipment. Children can grow quickly and recycling of good clothing reduces parental costs.

    Travel

    Arrangements should be made for your child to travel to and from the ground (Park Drive, TS26 0DA). We appreciate it if children can arrive and be collected promptly. If you are going to be late picking your child up, please contact Team Manager and let them know.  It remains the parental/carers responsibility to ensure there is no undue delay. Late collection should be an exception – not the rule.

    Competitions

    Hartlepool Cricket Club has 5 Junior Teams (U-11, U-12, U13, U-15 and U-17) which compete in league and cup competitions. An U-9 team have friendly fixtures are arranged when possible. All players will usually be given an opportunity to experience competitive matches for the club when they are considered safe and competent within their specific age group. The older players (Under 15 and 17) will usually gain some experience of adult cricket during the course of a season. A number of internal competitions are played, usually within age groups. The Club has an Annual Awards Evening in the clubhouse

    Annual Subscriptions and Coaching Fees

    School Year 6 and under £15 per annum (Free Club Training Shirt)* 

    School Year 7 and above  £20 per annum (Free Club Training Shirt) *

     Additional charge £2 is made when attending coaching sessions

    * Subscriptions must be paid before starting to play. Shirt supplied only after subs paid.

    Contact for enquiries:

    Alan Smith (Chairman) 01429 282632          alan.smith@virginmedia.com