Waresley Cricket Club

Est 1869, Huntingdonshire

Youth cricket aims and objectives

We aim to encourage wider interest and involvement in cricket amongst local young people and their families with the specific objectives of

·         building confidence in all Junior club members to  perform at their best and get maximum enjoyment out of the game

·         identifying  and  developing  talent amongst young boys and girls, ensuring the most able have an opportunity to trial at District/County level

·         providing learning opportunities for older teenagers and adults to acquire skills in coaching, scoring and umpiring.

Age Group Training Objectives

We are an inclusive club – everyone interested in learning is welcome regardless of ability. As a result the range of ability in each age group can be very varied. This is particularly compounded where a child has not started cricket until Year 8 thereby missing out on the introductory “Pairs Cricket” format of the game. With these factors in mind we have found flexibility and common sense are required when running group sessions by age.

U9 Objectives

To introduce players to:-

The Basic Bowling Action

Catching/Stopping/Throwing and Backing Up Techniques

The Forward Drive and the Pull Shot

Running between the wicket/communicating within a batting pair


U11 Objectives

To assist the transition from soft ball to hard ball

To  introduce both seam and spin bowling

To consider specific fielding techniques e.g. long barrier

Introduction to wicket keeping techniques

Forward Defence shot and the concept of shot selection

Begin to develop “team” skills


U13 Objectives

To facilitate the transition from “pairs cricket” to 11-a-side

Improve individual  batting and bowling techniques according to needs

Improve all aspects of the fielding game

Further develop “team” skills and an understanding of basic field settings.

Introduction to  tactics


U15 Objectives

Individual netting to improve batting and bowling

Improve fielding techniques

Build on cricketing knowledge

Introduction to scoring and umpiring


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