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 was previously 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.


CRICKET ACADEMY SPECIALIST COACHES

Our students are fortunate to have specialist coaching sessions with current and former players and coaches. Over the past 3 years the following people have featured in our college coaching sessions:

Charlotte Edwards – Former England Women's Captain

Liam Dawson – Hampshire & England Player

Mason Crane – Hampshire & England Player

Charlie Freeston – Hampshire Cricket Head of Player Development

Jimmy Adams – Former Hampshire Captain & Current 2nd XI Coach

Chris Wood – Hampshire Player

Brad Taylor – Hampshire Player

Tom Alsop – Hampshire Player

Michael Bates – Former Hampshire Wicketkeeper & Current England Women’s Specialist Fielding Coach

Joe Maiden – Hampshire 1st XI Analyst & Coach

James Tomlinson – Former Hampshire Player & Current Player Development Manager

For more information on Hampshire Cricket College please contact Sam Bracey via sam.bracey@ageasbowl.com or 02380 475603.