Following the further guidance issued by the ECB on Friday, in relation to junior recreational cricket, we can now issue a update on what coaching we can now provide to age groups involved in hard ball training which for the club is Under 10s (Year 6) through to Under 16s (Year 11).
All of the measures below are done with a view to protecting all our members as well as adhering to both the government and ECB guidelines.
The proposal is to offer a training night to each year group, as per the below list and will be running from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm starting the week commencing the 22nd June, existing junior net bookings will still be in place until this date, but no more junior bookings will be taken at the moment after the junior training recommences.
This means we can accommodate the current ECB rule of 5 players with one coach, spread out across both of our grounds, adhering social distancing rules, with the training in both net areas, or using the batting cages.
We intend to keep groups the same each week in order to minimise the number of people members are mixing with and so reduce the possibility of any spread of COVID 19
Each member will get an individual e mail, to confirm what age group their child is in, and therefore what night they are allocated to, the reason for the e mail is that we have some players playing above their year group, we will not be able to change anybody’s nights as we we will be very tight on coaches numbers, having to run a 7 day coaching requirement, and we cannot go over the group numbers set by government and ECB.
Year group nights are as below
Year 6 - Under 10s
Year 7 - Under 11s Wednesday Night
Year 8 - Under 12s
Year 9- Under 13s
Tuesday nights and Sat afternoons will be reserved for adult member nets.
The following rules will be in place for all participants,
1.Players to bring their own ball with their initials on. Balls are not to be shared under any circumstances including amongst group members.
2.Players to bring their own sanitiser, although some will be available if anybody forgets.
3. Two breaks in the session for hand sanitising
4. Toilets will not be available so please ensure children have been before attending
5. As per government guidelines the bar will not be open
6. Parents will not be allowed to stay and watch in order to reduce the risk of social distancing not being followed.Parents are asked to drop children off immediately before the session and pick up immediately after. Please do not arrive early .
7.First Aid equipment and trained staff will be available each night.
8. We apologise for labouring the point but please would parents explain to children before they attend that it is vital that they observe the 2m social distancing rules and that they listen very carefully to and comply with their coach’s instructions this year because unfortunately if they don’t then we won’t be able to run the sessions
9.Please do not attend or send children if they have symptoms of COVID19 or are generally unwell.
10. Drinks cannot be provided so please ensure children have water with them.
11. If children need to take any medication for allergy’s or asthma can then ensure they have it with them and can self administer if required.
12. As part of the track and trace we are required to keep details of who has attended each session so coaches will be taking details on the night of children in their groups.
Clearly this is a big change to our normal sessions and things are fluid. It may well be if new guidance is received things may alter again. should this happen we will email members with any update.
In relation to minis, all stars, Under 8s and 9s we await further guidance as to how and when this training starts but remain hopeful we can do some training in the near future, junior training as a whole will be expanded from its normal finishing time of mid July to September to accommodate members needs.
Head of Junior Cricket