Latest info for juniors and parents will appear here.
Next Training is on Saturday 1 July 9.30 - 10.30am
We are looking for parent helpers to assist with the younger group. If you are interested please let us know at the next training session.
Caldecote cricket club is dedicated to training young people from age 5 to
adult and promote them forward for club and representative cricket .
Coaches. The club only uses coaches that have been through rigorous training by
ECB officials and all have first aid training as well as Disclosure Barring
Service certificates. These
coaches, occasionally with the aid of parents, do all training of juniors and
all matches are carried out with a coach present.
Coaches have to
undertake paid intensive courses that have to be renewed every three years.
The club has set the
2017 membership fees for juniors at £40 per year that includes all the outside
training. There is a reduction by
25% for the second child (£30) and the third child is free. These costs go
towards the training of coaches and equipment needed for training. It also
covers for insurance for the club. Non-members are not covered. Membership
forms can be obtained from the club secretary or from the following links
Our club has to have a welfare officer that attends regular courses on child protection. Chris Fuller is the club's child protection person who will deal with any concerns a parent, player or spectator may have with regards to children playing for the club.
As a club we are very aware we want to make it child friendly and hope that we are adopting the best possible practices to limit any worries parents or children may have.
All junior cricket
games are run by the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association and start at 6pm
during the week. Under 10 and 11
games should finish by 8pm and under 12 – 15 games finish by 8.45pm. Games are
usually against clubs in the neighbouring villages, so distance is not an
issue. Players need to be at the ground ready to play at least 15 minutes
before the game starts. In some cases this may be earlier.
Match fees for cricket games are £2 per player. All players are requested to pay
on time on the day of the match. A parent will be assigned to collect the match
fees so that the manager or coach is free to deal with the players.
Registration to leagues. All players have to be registered to the
respective leagues that they will play in. They will remain registered to that
club unless there is a request to move to another club. Players moving from
another club will need to advise their previous club to release them. Providing
that there are no outstanding debts the releasing club should do that within
four working days
Clothing for matches
The club does not
expect juniors to buy lots of kit until they are really keen to play. In
matches up to and including under 11s all that is required is light clothing
that is loose so they can run and chase balls. We do not recommend buying a bat
as soon as they join as we can provide bats and protective gear for training
and matches. Under 11s when they play hardball cricket will require a
protective box. These are a few pounds in a local sports supplier, which
parents are requested to buy for hygienic reasons.
Once the junior
decides to pursue cricket as a sport you can purchase shirts and trousers from
the club’s clothing website. However, you can also purchase similar clothing
from any reputable sports stockist.
We recommend that all
juniors purchase a cap from the club to protect from the sun during
Training for juniors
is on a Saturday morning 9.30 - 10.30am at Hardwick recreation ground on Egremont
Road. This commences mid April and will continue each week until the school term
ends in July. If there is rain, the training will be cancelled as it becomes
unsafe. Children can come to their first session with no commitment to join,
but after that they must join the club. This is an insurance requirement to
protect the coaches and club. The head coach will have planned a program for
training for each of the groups
Ages 5 - 8 will be trained in the basics of cricket with games to develop
throwing, catching, fielding and batting. The aim at the end of the training is
that they should be competent to play kwik cricket (soft ball cricket)
Ages 8 – 11 will be trained to play competitive games, building on the skills of
bowling, batting and fielding. They will play pairs cricket with a soft ball in
under 10 games and a hard ball in under 11 games (15 overs).
Ages 11 – 13 will use the cricket square and nets and build on their technique. They
will play competitive games with a hard ball.
Ages 14 - 15 will use the nets for batting and bowling practice. Play competitive
games (20 over) in league cricket.
Ages 13 – adult better players will be encouraged to participate in the
longer format games (40 overs) at weekends as well as the T20 cup games. All juniors will be assessed
before being allowed to play in adult games and a coach will be around to
ensure they are looked after.