Coggeshall Town Cricket Club has a flourishing Colts section and is committed to developing the abilities of all young cricketers. The coaching sessions are held on Mondays & Wednesday at Harefield
We enter teams of our younger colts,of all abilities, in Kwik cricket tournaments throughout the summer and host our own tournament annually at our Harefield ground.
In 2022 we will have teams at U11, U12, U13, U14 and U15 age groups giving every child the opportunity to play competitive cricket in their age group. Our U12 will also compete in the Brian Taylor cup. The girls squads at U11 & U13 will be playing in the west essex girls league.
U9 & U10 are focused on a progression to hard ball cricket playing training games and festivals.
Wednesdays we have soft dynamos for girls aged 8-11 and hardball girls training with our female coaches.
For younger children, we will have kwik cricket and future stars running during the spring & summer.
We are very proud to say that as the colts develop they will also have the opportunity to play senior league cricket and our Sunday development side is specifically focused on the transition from Colts to senior-level standard.
CTCC will provide all equipment for our future stars & kwik cricketers to come along and enjoy learning the game and for hard ball players we can supply Helmets, balls, bats, pads.
The ECB guidelines suggest for young players under the age of 18 that:
"helmets with a faceguard or grille should be worn
when batting against a hard cricket ball in matches
and in practice sessions
• young players should regard a helmet with a
faceguard as a normal item of protective equipment
when batting, together with pads, gloves and, for
boys, an abdominal protector (box)
• young wicket keepers should wear a helmet with a
faceguard, or a wicketkeeper face protector when
standing up to the stumps"
Hardball players should provide their own "an abdominal protector (box)"
For any further details please contact Iain Kinsman or Sam Blackwell .
Coggeshall Town Cricket Club Summer Coaching
This summer, Coggeshall Town Cricket Club’s junior section will again be working in partnership with 360 Cricket to provide outstanding coaching sessions for all of its junior members. For those of you who are not aware, 360 Cricket are a cricket coaching company that work with clubs and schools across Essex and London.
Co-founders Lloyd Edwards and Robbie Gunn both have a wealth of experience in relation to coaching cricket to children of all ages. Lloyd Edwards, who is the 1st team captain for CTCC this season is an experienced secondary school teacher and Level 2 coach. Robbie Gunn is a very experienced Level 2 coach who is currently undertaking his ECB Advanced Course (ECB Level 3). He is also currently working with Kent C.C.C. in relation to their ‘Elite Player Program’ for multiple age groups as well as the women’s professional team.
They share the clubs aim of continuing to create an environment in which children can learn and develop at their own pace in a professional and engaging atmosphere. Both CTCC and 360 Cricket agreed that the coaches and people involved in the junior section would remain mainly the same, with existing coaches receiving some development sessions led by the 360 Cricket team. The aim of this is to ensure that all coaches share and follow the same coaching process which ultimately benefits the club’s younger players.
More information will be given to parents in the near future in relation to 360 Cricket’s ‘Club and Player Development’ document. It will provide information on 360 Cricket’s approach to coaching, key aims for each age group and how they will be working with CTCC.
Age Group Information
Under 6 + Under 7
Coaching for this age group will focus on creating a positive first experience of cricket for young players at CTCC. Throughout the summer, players will be involved in lots of different skill based games that incorporate the basic aspects of cricket, as well as promoting teamwork and enjoyment of the sport.
Under 8 + Under 9 (Softball)
The aim for this age group is to build on the foundations that were set at under 6 + under 7. Players will have the opportunity to develop through many different conditioned games which aim to promote match awareness and decision making. Players will continue to focus on developing the basic aspects of cricket whilst helping them find their own individual technique for batting, bowling and fielding.
Under 10 + Under 11 & Under 12 + Under 13 (Hardball)
The program for the hardball age groups will continue with the theme of conditioned practice. It will also provide plenty of opportunities for batters to face bowlers through themed net practices. The aim of this is to gradually expose players to more situations where they can focus on making their own decisions and apply their techniques in competitive environments.
Within these age groups players will also be shown how to provide feedback through peer/self-reviews, with the aim being that players start to form a stronger team environment. As players are now at a more mature cricketing age they will also have the chance to have an input into what sessions focus on and the direction of learning that takes place.
The under 14+ age groups aim is to help cricketers develop and transition over time from being junior players into young adults that are ready to begin their journey into adult cricket. This will be achieved by further refining their own techniques through conditioned practices, game based scenarios and deeper-levelled analysis. Their development will be overseen by ex-international player and head coach Alan Butcher.