Cricket

Cricket

Course Overview

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)


Cricket Programme

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:

Batting

  • Developing an understanding of your own game
  • Batting in longer/short forms of the game
  • Run acquisition
  • Power hitting
  • Batting on different types of wickets
  • Mental approach to batting

Bowling

  • Developing an understanding of your own game
  • Bowling in long/short game formats
  • Developing good stock balls
  • Developing variations
  • Identifying batters weaknesses
  • Mental approach/tactical

Fielding

  • Developing your own fielding skills
  • Fielding in the 3 areas, close inner ring and on the boundary
  • Effective throwing
  • Catching
  • Team work
  • Movement skills
  • Energy
  • Mental approach to fielding
  • Wicket Keeping

Captaincy

  • Understanding the role of captaincy
  • Developing tactical plans around team strengths
  • Plan B
  • Managing the game
  • Player management
  • Reading of pitches
  • Decision making
  • Attacking or defending
  • Tactics in long and short versions of the game

Coaching Staff

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