THAMES DITTON CRICKET CLUB – COLTS 2018
The primary aim of the Colts at TDCC is to introduce boys and girls to cricket by playing games, introducing skills sessions and encouraging the enjoyment of the game. The colts are the future of the club and we have a fast growing junior membership with nearly 200 youngsters ranging from the ages of 5 through to 17. We offer Sunday morning coaching for colts age 5 to 9 (years Reception to Year 4) with weekly coaching on Friday evenings for U10’s upwards. U9 colts and upwards play in competitive matches in the West Surrey Youth League; they are also able to move up to play in the senior or Sunday sides if they so wish – there is a clear pathway through from the colts to the senior cricket sides.
Our Mission – to attract young cricketers to the club and develop not only their skills and talents, but also their love of the game in a friendly and safe environment – TDCC follows ECB recommended health and safety policies.
Our Ethos – to create an environment where we emphasise both sportsmanship and enjoyment as well as hard work.
All summer training is on the green at Thames Ditton. Sunday sessions for U5-U9s are 10-11.30 (please arrive in good time for registration) and Friday evening sessions are 6-7 for U10s and U11s, 7-8 for U12s and U13s.
AGE GROUPS, TRAINING TIMES AND CONTACTS
Age/Year Group Training Time Manager/s
U5 - Reception Sunday 10-11.30 Kirsti Newbold
U6 - Year 1 Sunday 10-11.30 Pete Stephens
U7 - Year 2 Sunday 10-11.30 Pete Stephens
U8 - Year 3 Sunday 10-11.30 Jilesh Patel
U9 - Year 4 Sunday 10-11.30 Mark Dence
U10 - Year 5 Friday 6-7 Steve Wallace
U11 - Year 6 Friday 6-7 Paul Carney
U12 - Year 7 Friday 7-8 Jon Buckley
U13 - Year 8 Friday 7-8 Kevin Morrissey
U14 - Year 9 Friday 7-8 Dave Whitehead
Girls only Training - All age groups MONDAY 6-7 Jon Buckley
WHO DELIVERS THE COACHING?
This year we have employed the coaching services of the Chris Harrison Cricket Coaching Academy – Chris is the Head of Cricket at Hampton School and his company have a proven and exemplary track record of colt coaching. The older age groups involved in the winter nets at Esher College are already benefiting hugely from this. The improvement in their skills and the fun they’re having in the sessions is a real step up from previous seasons. All of our new coaching team are ECB qualified, DBS checked, members of the ECB CA and First Aid qualified.
These are held at Esher College during the Spring term, timings below:
The cost of the nets sessions is £100 for the course.
HOW TO JOIN?
In the first instance please contact the coach relevant to your child’s age group. You can try a couple of sessions for £20 but then you do need to commit as capacity can be limited in certain age groups.
U5, U6 and U7 Colt membership is £100 for the season
U8 upwards Colt membership is £135
Each subsequent colt is £50
This includes full family, social membership.
We are introducing a new online registration and payment system that will be up and running by end of February but in the meantime please complete the colt membership form in the link below and return by email to our membership secretary on Kirsti.email@example.com or drop it in to the cricket club marked for the attention of Kirsti Newbold.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Trainers, shorts, T shirts, tracksuit bottoms for training in the younger age groups – as they progress upwards the team managers have kit to share if needed eg bats, helmets, gloves etc. Whites are essential for matches – TDCC kit is available through the website, see link above.
The clubhouse will always be open on Sundays serving bacon rolls, tea, coffee and other soft drinks. The bar is open from 12 onwards.
CAN I LEAVE THE CHILDREN?
No – none of the sessions are drop and go. The cricket ground is open to the public with roads on all sides of the green. We cannot take responsibility to deliver quality training and keep eyes on all children all of the time. Parents are welcome to ask another parent or friend to keep an eye on your child but we must have someone present to have responsibility.
CAN I GET INVOLVED?
YES! Our club relies entirely on volunteers so all assistance is greatly appreciated. Please ask your coaches or anyone in the bar and they’ll be happy to help.