Leamington Cricket Club News story

Junior Training Update

08 Aug 2020

Dear Members,
I just wanted to update you as to where we are with junior summer training.Since we were allowed to start training back in June, we have run a 7 days a week, 10 week coaching schedule, which has worked tremendously well and has given the children excellent coaching.We have also been running a one to one programme, and a summer camp.We have seen more boys making their debuts in adult cricket this season, than ever before and the club is in great shape for the future.We intend to run the existing summer junior programme up to and including Sunday the 30th August.
 In normal times we would normally start a 8 week winter programme in October at Warwick school, and then start another 8 week programme in late January, however at the moment due to Covid restrictions around indoor training, this is looking very unlikely to happen, and have looked at other ways of delivering at least some coaching.
Based on the assumption that we don’t start coaching before Christmas, the club is going to instead run open net sessions at the club starting on Sunday the 6th September, this will be for hardball cricketers between the ages of 10-15 yrs, the cost will be £5.00 per session and will run between 9.30 to 11.00am.We will continue on Sundays for as long as the weather is good.
 We believe this will at least give the children, some continued coaching in the winter, and will also help a little bit towards the inevitable loss in income, from not being potentially able to run a winter programme. We will of course keep you updated over the coming weeks if the situation changes and indoor cricket is permitted.
 There is no need to register for Sunday mornings just turn up, pay and play however I would like to gauge likely numbers so I can work out how many coaches we may need, so if you could let me know by e mail at Davisonmark7@aol.com  that  you may be likely to attend that would help.
 Finally I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to all parents and children for their understanding this season, and of course to the coaches for their huge commitment.
 We have had to undertake our biggest coaching commitment ever at the club, and having to find 35 coaches each week has been a challenge.We have nearly got through it, and actually given us options as to how coaching may possibly change next summer.
 Please continue to keep safe
 Mark Davison
Head of Youth Cricket