Junior Cricket Information

By Junior Chairman - April 3 2009
Junior Cricket Information

 

INFORMATION ABOUT JUNIOR CRICKET

HCC would like to welcome your child to the club and provide you with some information about our activities. HCC 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.  All coaching is supervised by ECB qualified coaches with DBS clearance. Junior cricket is an important stepping stone towards competitive adult league cricket.  We welcome parents to all training and competitions and value your support.  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 evenings 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: Friday 18:00 until 20:00
  •          Under 15/17: Wednesdays 18:00 until 20:00

Your Team Manager will confirm details of coaching sessions.  Some extra sessions may be arranged by the coaches.  Occasionally sessions may need to be cancelled because of poor weather.  See Team App instructions below for communications.

Safety

Players to bring a "water bottle" with them - regular drink breaks provided during coaching sessions;
Importance of wearing sun cream during coaching sessions, especially in the "height of summer"; and
To bring a cap too, with Club caps also being on sale if required!

Notices are displayed making spectators aware of the dangers from cricket balls.  Please remain vigilant during play and supervise small children who may wander onto the pitch.

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/shorts 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, and 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/carer's responsibility to ensure there is no undue delay.  Late collection should be an exception – not the rule.  Help from parents with travel to away matches is appreciated.

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 Evenings in the clubhouse

Friday 6th Oct Under 9 and Minis             

Friday 13th October Under 11 to Under 17

Annual Subscriptions and Coaching Fees

School Year 6 and under £15 per annum*   School Year 7 and above £20 per annum*

Additional charge £2 is made when attending coaching sessions

For 2017 new members will receive a club training shirt and existing members will receive club shorts.

* 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