Princes Risborough Cricket Club - Juniors and Coaching

Juniors  / Academy
(Secretary / Organiser: Mark Shanahan )

We currently have the following ECB qualified coaches at the club:

ECB Level 2: Craig  Williams; Mark Shimmin
ECB Level 1: Andy Hitchcock; Andy Pitt; Damien Pitt; Martin King, Mark Shanahan, Patrick McAleavey; Adam Morton; Pratik Bhattacharya

download application form Key Dates:
17th April 2012 – Signing on Evening from 6:30pm onwards @ the club.
24th April 2012- First Training Session
21st September 2012 - Colts presentation evening

Coaching sessions 2012
When and where: every Wednesday evening at the PRCC ground during the season commencing Tuesday 24 April. (Signing on Evening - 17 April)
Due to numbers and resources we stagger the start times of the two age groups which will be:
Tuesday's U-9, U-11 development squad and Girls 6:30 - 8.00; Wednesday U-11 & U-13 6:30 - 8:30
U-15 & U-17 Will now be on Thursday evenings (with seniors)
Essentially our youngsters are divided between the Under 11s (we aim to accommodate suitable youngsters from 6-year-old up to those who were under 11 on 31 August 2011) and the others (under 15 on 31 August 2011).
Although players who played U15 last year and are too old to play league cricket in this age group this year are welcome to come and join in the practice sessions we would like them to attend the senior sessions on Thursdays as these will prove invaluable in their development into senior cricket.

Girls are particularly welcome. This is something which the ECB has asked us to try to focus on and we would love to be able to field at least one - probably mixed-age - team.

Subscriptions: A combined fee of £25.00 applies for the weekly coaching and we even give a discount if there are two or more from the same family.  The fee also covers a family subscription and represents terrific value for the money.
Both this and the match fee of £1.00 per junior game are unchanged.

U17 age group:  Training for the U17’s will be taking place on a Thursday evening with the senior sides. This year we will be looking at getting more players into senior sides either on a Saturday or Sunday, and hopefully this will be made more possible with gaining experience from training with the senior sides. We have entered in the Aylesbury & District Midweek League for this season.

Andy Hitchcock & Andy Pitt will be leading the under 17 team. Both Andy’s have vast experience and will hopefully help get players into the senior teams. Andy Pitt is also our 2nd team captain for this year, so there will be someone to impress!

U13 age group: Our aim for this age group is to prepare juniors for league cricket. Practices will be split into groups rotating weekly between game situation practice and batting, bowling and fielding drills on the outfield away from the square and bringing our new practice nets into use.
Mark Shanhan will manage the U-13 side. We have entered in the Aylesbury & District Midweek League for this season.

U-11 age group: This year we will be running two U11’s sides Aylesbury & District Midweek League.

Training will consist of use in our new nets, fielding drills and some learning of the laws of cricket. 

Mark Shimmin, Dan Knight and Steve Greaves will manage these sides. 

U-9 age group: This will be the first year that we have entered a side into the Aylesbury & District Midweek League.

Welfare: PRCC has a detailed policy relating to the welfare of our youngsters and has been awarded the ECB 'ClubMark' certificate - please see this page.

Any problems or concerns should be referred immediately to our Welfare Secretary, Jo Greaves