Coaching

Coaching

Each day starts at 9.30am and will finish at 3.30pm. We aim to cover the skills of cricket in a fun way that the children will enjoy and over the week the children grow in confidence and improve their cricket.

Our coaching takes place at St Albans School Pavilion, Woollams, 160 Harpenden Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 6BB. Here they have modern facilities, offering 8+ nets, large areas of grass for both matches and skills practice and an astro turf pitch for bad weather play. Inside, we have the use of a large room which we can use for de-briefing and presentations. There is a covered balcony for lunch and outside facilities offering both safe and fun days.

Your child will need to be dressed in sports wear or cricket whites. All equipment is provided, however if you do have your own cricket equipment that you would like to bring along, please do so, and will be the responsibility of your child.

We have full public liability insurance, with the security of a “staffed” Woollams site.

Our staff are Level 1 or 2 coaches or qualified teachers, with the benefit of experienced volunteers to help. Staff have been CRB police checked through ECB.

The Superstumps Camp click for more

Our Camp is available for children aged between 7 and 16 years of age. We group children with others who are of a similar age and ability and cover a whole range of cricketing skills. For children aged 13-16 years they will also have the opportunity to attend the SuperStumps Academy which provides more specific skills and training in Cricket.

The general weekly schedule includes the following:

  • Fun fitness and fielding warm ups
  • Batting coaching.
  • Attack / Defence / Shot selection.
  • Bowling coaching.
  • Medium pace and spin.
  • Fielding work—catching and throwing.
  • General ball skills.

  • Footwork and coordination exercises.
  • Tactical sessions.
  • Optional wicket keeping sessions.
  • Opportunity to captain a team.
  • Match situations and teamwork.
  • Friday is game day—bringing all the skills together with a tournament.

There will be trophies and medals at the end of each week in our final prize giving presentation for a number of different areas including outstanding teamwork, and playing cricket with a great attitude.

The SuperStumps Academy click for more

Aimed at the older SuperStumps attendees the Academy is designed to give your child the skills and knowledge needed to progress their cricket further and introduce them into the finer and more technical aspects of the game.

We will be using some of the latest coaching tools to enhance their skills and provide a better understanding of their skill set as cricketers and how best to use these.

Below is a breakdown of some of the many sessions we will be providing for the Academy players.

  • Video Analysis T/20 Cricket skills
  • Bowling machine sessions
  • Specific fielding positions
  • Playing spin

  • Bowling with the New Ball
  • Opening the batting
  • 1 to 1 sessions throughout the week

They will also receive an Academy Cap for attending the whole week as a thank you for all the hard work they will have put in to improve their game.