Cricket Coaching for Children
There is a thriving cricket scene for children throughout the U.K. Many local clubs provide a high standard of coaching and introduce children to playing cricket competitively. On top of this there are other more gentle options to give children the chance to try playing cricket. These include Kwik Cricket and Inter Cricket.
There are two main avenues for a child to receive cricket coaching. The first is through their school and the second is through a local cricket club. There are also a number of coaching schemes offered by specialist cricket coaching organisations.
The advantage of receiving coaching through a local cricket club is that this is also likely to open up opportunities to play in matches through their colt sides.
The most common time for coaching courses to be run is during school holidays and weekday evenings.
Although cricket coaching is more common in summer, more advanced clubs also offer indoor coaching in winter.
Most of the coaching revolves around batting and bowling technique. Coaches will help a child to improve the way they bat and bowl. Fielding practice is also likely to be covered.
Larger clubs may offer graded net practice. This means that children are put into coaching groups based on their ability. This stops children from being in a group where they really struggle to keep up with others.
The majority of key equipment such as bats, gloves and pads are normally provided. Helmets and boxes may also be provided although you may wish to bring your own. Most cricket clubs will still insist on white shirts, trousers and jumper for match situations. You are normally expected to supply clothing.
If your son or daughter plays for a club with a colts side then there is a good chance that they will be invited to play in some matches. You need to be aware that you may need to transport your child to games.
Kwik Cricket and Inter Cricket
Other options include Kwik Cricket and Inter Cricket. In these adaptations of the game the emphasis is more on fun. Kwik Cricket is suitable for children from the age of five and is played with a ball that is softer than a normal cricket ball. Inter Cricket is for children between the ages of 12 and 14. You can find out more about Kwik Cricket at: Kwik Cricket Info
Many clubs now offer birthday parties as well. This includes a coaching session for guests and food.
Finding Cricket Clubs in Your Area
To find a club in your area try visiting: Finding a local cricket club