Junior Cricket Information

By Junior Chairman - April 3 2009
Junior Cricket Information

 

JUNIOR INFORMATION

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 8 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 by qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people.

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

Training

Training sessions take place on different evening for each age group. 

  • Under 9 Friday 18:00 until 19:30 (softball)
  • Under 11  Friday 18:00 until 19:30
  • Under 12/13: Thursday18:00 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. Every effort will be made to communicate alternative arrangements to children or parents in advance to avoid unnecessary journeys or disappointment. Parents and players are asked to check the club website if there is a chance a session may be cancelled. 

Equipment

Club training kit consists of Cricket trousers, white shirt and cricket shoes or training shoes. Football shirts are not allowed. Coaches reserve the right to turn away players with unsuitable footware for the conditions. When batting 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. 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) that compete in league and cup competitions.All players will usually be given an opportunity to experience competitive matches for the club when they are considered safe and competent.The older players 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
Under 11/12 Team £10 Annual Subscription 
Under 13 team, Under 15 team and Under 17 team  £15 Annual Subscription
 Additional charge £2 is made for coaching sessions
Annual subscriptions must be paid before any net practice or coaching takes place.  This is to ensure that everybody has the necessary insurance cover as members of Hartlepool Cricket Club

Reviewed by Alan Smith, Junior Chairman July 2014