Waringstown Cricket Club will again be staging a Junior Coaching Programme for its younger members on a Monday night. As ever utilising the new club professional Cobus Pienaar and a number of the senior players, the Programme will run over 12 weeks commencing in mid-May. There have been a small number of vital changes that have been made to the logistics of the Monday night programme. I have outlined these below.
1. The timings have been amended slightly for different age groups. All age groups will begin at 6.45pm as in 2015, however the length of the session now varies depending on the age group in which your children are placed. The revised end-time of each session is stated below by year-group –
• Primary 3 – 8.00pm
• Primary 4 & 5 – 8.00pm
• Primary 6 & 7 – 8.30pm
• U11/U13/U15 (Lyness/Damien/Aaron’s group) – 8.30pm
Please note: Your child must currently be in Primary 3 at the time of the programme beginning. Those going into Primary 3 in September or younger will not be accepted onto the 2016 programme.
2. The under 15 group that originally trained on a Wednesday night has now been moved to train with the Under 13 group on a Monday night. There are a number of reasons for this but mainly as the majority of the Under 13 members will be playing for the Under 15’s, it made sense to merge the two for training purposes and have 4 expert coaches working with them. The Under 15’s is the penultimate junior squad before entering into senior cricket and thus we’ve taken the step to have as much one – on – one coaching made available to them to assist in their development. It will also allow our coaches to use their own expertize more effectively when working as a smaller group.
3. The club have decided to place a maximum amount of children that can sign up to the programme. This allows our coaches to deliver an even higher standard of training to our young players based on a knowledge of the size of group they will be working with on a weekly basis. Consequently, each group will be weighted to a maximum of 25 young people per group. Similar to last year, there will be an overflow group for the Primary 4 & 5 group due to demand.
Note: This weighting does not apply to Lyness/Damien/Aaron’s group
The cost for the Junior Coaching programme remains at £40 per child. If there are more than 1 child from the same family attending, the cost will remain at £20 per additional child. The closing date for registration will be 1 week prior to the Programme commencing and two registration evenings will take place before this date. I would strongly recommend attending one of these evenings to ensure that your child/children can access a place on our programme due to the above upper limit now in place.
I have outlined the specific important dates below –
Registration evening 1 – Monday 25th April 2016, 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the Roy Harrison Pavilion
Registration evening 2 – Wednesday 27th April 2016, 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the Roy Harrison Pavilion
Registration evening 3– Monday 9th May 2016, 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the Roy Harrison Pavilion
Closing date for registrations – Monday 16th May 2016
Junior Sessions begin/end – Monday 16th May 2016/Monday 15th August 2016
NOTE – Due to public holidays, there will be no Junior sessions taking place on Monday 4th July 2016 or Monday 11th July 2016.
If you have any questions or queries, you may address them on either respective registration evening or alternatively you can contact me on 07894292473.
Youth Convenor 2016