Performance Cricket Courses
Clifton College has a long tradition of producing excellent cricketers and also has one of the finest school grounds in the country. Former pupils include Sussex & England bowler James Kirtley and Gloucestershire & England ‘A’ batsman Matt Windows.
These courses have been specifically designed by the Clifton College cricket coaches, with the aim of quickly identifying the needs of each individual player, and then developing a programme to suit the needs of each individual. The coaches will work throughout the course to ensure that players leave with a better understanding of their skills and personal attributes, and what to work on when returning to their schools/clubs.
The Performance Cricket Course programme has been designed by Head Coach, Jim Williams, and he will be supported by a team of qualified and enthusiastic coaches.
We understand what is required at every level and age to have fun and deliver a stimulating, challenging and exciting Cricket coaching programme. Each day on the Performance Cricket Course is different and varied, but all attendees will experience tactical and game-play based sessions throughout the course, including middle practices, net scenarios, and small sided matches. Each group’s programme is age/ability related, and players may be moved to different groups to be challenged appropriately.
Coaching will be delivered outdoors at Clifton College whenever possible, on the fantastic 1st XI pitch on ‘the Close’, and in the newly refurbished cricket nets. When the weather prevents outdoor practice, coaching will take place inside the Clifton College Sports Hall.
- indoor and outdoor programme
- matches and match situation practice (weather permitting)
- course tailored towards the enjoyment & improvement of each individual player
- individual specialist coaching in batting, bowling & fielding
- short term and long term goal setting with the longevity to improve the player
- coaching taking place at the main Clifton College site, within the brand new outdoor net facilities, and indoors when necessary
Clothing for the course should include t-shirt & jumper, tracksuit and trainers. Warm wet-weather gear should also be brought along. Whites can of course be worn but are not essential. Boys are encouraged to bring their own cricket equipment if they have it, but we will have some bats/pads etc which can be loaned to boys for the duration of the course.
There is no need for participants to bring any valuables for these courses, although a mobile phone may be brought and left with staff during the day.
A variety of hot lunch choices will be available in our dining halls, please inform us of any special dietary requirements in advance. Participants should bring water bottles to fill up during the day.