Junior Development Squad

The All-Round Cricket Education for 6-11 Year Olds


Junior Development Squads (JDS) provide young and enthusiastic beginners with the skills and knowledge to become hardball-ready cricketers.  These skills and the confidence for players to use them are cultivated during a 5 year holistic coaching programme, using skill set drills, small sided games, video feedback and matchplay. The programmes values and the promotion of key life skills (including respect, discipline, commitment, patience, perseverance, confidence, listening and an instilled work ethic, combined with the principles of the Long Term Athlete Development Mode (LTAD,) ensures that your child will grow not only as a cricketer but also as a young person too.

The programme devised at each level will focus on creating the right environment to learn and develop the skills of cricket. It can also be used to compliment One to One sessions.

Each session is 55 minutes and the programme runs over the course of the three terms:

Term 1: September – December
Term 2: January – April
Term 3: April – July

(excludes half term)

The three levels cater for ages 6-11.  For further details on the JDS pathway read below and if you wish to book a space or require any further information then fill in the contact form alongside or simply give us a call.

The 3 Levels of JDS

JDS1 – Ages 6 & 7

Sessions will focus on the generic athletic skills which form the basis of the ‘FUNdamental’ stage of the LTAD model. Small sided games and practices will be used to introduced the basic technical and tactical skills for cricket, delivered in a specialised environment.

5th Sept – 19th Dec 2022
Monday – 17:00-17:50

JDS2 – Ages 8 & 9

Sessions will introduce the ‘Learning to Train’ stage, strengthen the basic technical and tactical skills for cricket, deepen their understanding the game itself and be introduced to hardball cricket, all delivered in a specialised environment.

5th Sept – 19th Dec 2022
Monday – 18:00-18:50

JDS3 – Ages 10 & 11

Players continue within the ‘Learning to Train’ stage of the LTAD model. As well as receiving further support to their technical and tactical development, players are also introduced to indoor and outdoor matchplay which encourages teamwork and greater game awareness, all delivered in a specialised environment. Players will start to gain opportunities to influence their own development which is a key focus of the Senior Development Squad (SDS), ages 12-14.

5th Sept – 19th Dec 2022
Monday – 19:00-19:50


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