A two-year, full-time education and cricket development programme for 16-18 year olds.
Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 - 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 - Extended Diploma in Sport
UCAS POINTS - Up to 420
COST - FREE for 16-18 year olds except for £300 registration fee.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - 3 GCSE'S A-C, preferably one in Maths or English
CRICKET TRAINING - Elite Cricket
EDUCATION PROVIDER - SCL Education Group
COURSE START DATE - September
LOCATION - The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3XH
EXIT ROUTES - Full-time employment or apprenticeships, employment opportunities in the leisure industry, coaching opportunities in the UK or abroad, foundation or BA Honours degree at university in a sports-related discipline and employment opportunities in cricket (non-playing)
Players will be involved in all aspects of developing their own games, each player will have his/her own player development programme to which they will be working over the two years of the course which will include:
HEAD COACH - RON HODGSON
A Level 3 Performance Coach, Ron is currently the Head Coach for the highly successful Hampshire Women’s Squad, promoted in 2015 to National Division 2 and narrowly missing out on another promotion in 2016. Ron has come through the ranks working in club cricket, county age groups and is involved with delivering both one-to-one and course coaching at the Ageas Bowl. Ron also works for England and Wales Cricket Board as a talent scout.
CRICKET ACADEMY SPECIALIST COACHES
Every Cricket Academy Scholar will have access to specialist sessions with Hampshire Cricket’s team of professional coaches, who work with the club’s elite performers on a daily basis. The team has a wealth of experience and includes coaches with experience of working with and playing at international level.
Tony Middleton – Batting Coach
Craig White – Bowling Coach
Darren Flint – Spin Bowling Coach
Bobby Parks – Wicket-Keeping Coach
Dan Young – Head of Sports Medicine
Nick Karamouzis – Strength & Conditioning
Jamie Cook – Strength & Conditioning