As a junior section in an amateur cricket club we have 3 main purposes:
1) To be a fair, inclusive and transparent club who gives everyone a go with equal opportunities
2) To help each player reach their full potential
3) To help nurture a love of the game of cricket and its values of sportsmanship and fairness
While this stage in your child’s cricketing experience is a fantastic time, it does have associated challenges.
The Club’s role in U9 - U11 cricket is to inspire this age group to love the game of cricket, to enjoy both training and learning and to begin to understand the values/benefits of playing competitive cricket at a club such as Teddington.
We want to build a supportive and social environment that gives equal opportunities for young players to learn the skills of learning, to develop their cricket-specific technical skills and to have a set of foundation skills that enable them to play matches. During this period, their cricket moves from soft-ball to hard-ball.
The skills they learn at this stage will help prepare them for when the game gets faster, harder and more competitive, to participate in healthy sporting activities and to build friendships with players within the club.
The main aim within these age groups will be development. If players are thought to be ready to play above their age level, then this will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Our Outlook on Match Play...
Our main objective in playing games is in development and learning. Children will naturally play with a winning attitude; however, we want to ensure they play to win with an understanding, and within a supportive, encouraging and learning environment. Winning is naturally important to the players but it is not the be all and end all.
We value effort, performance and sportspersonship over winning.
Under 11 Leagues & Training
U11's play 8-a-sided pairs format in the Leicestershire & Rutland Junior League (South Division).
Training is on Sunday mornings from 9.30 - 10am.
Matches take place Friday evenings from 6pm.
IMPORTANT: MHCC has an inclusive policy for juniors and we guarantee that everyone who wants to will have the opportunity to play some competitive cricket during the season.
Andy Oxspring 07817 118180