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




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:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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 before guiding them to the title in 2017. 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.


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

For more information on EISA College please contact Sam Bracey via or 02380 475603.