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Pride of Lions coaching courses: Inspiring a new generation of cricketers!

**COURSE UPDATE – FRIDAY 13TH AUGUST 2021**

We are pleased to announce the launch of not one but two new courses! On top of this, we have also added an additional date to our hallowed turf programme which will be taking place at the Oval later this month.

Christmas and Post-Christmas Programmes

Hosted at our very own Surrey Cricket Centre in Guildford and the Ken Barrington Cricket Centre at the Oval, our Christmas courses are aimed at boys and girls and promise to provide the perfect balance of learning and enjoyment. Delivered as one-day (six hour) sessions, courses are available for the school years 2-9.

Our post-Christmas ten-week courses will be taking place at seven venues and are also available to both boys and girls and will provide children with the chance to develop a range of core skills whether they are new to cricket or if they are an experienced player.  The courses will be working on a 1 to 7 coach to player ratio with all players in year 2 and older receiving an end of programme report. We offer courses across Surrey (Kia Oval, Guildford, Ewell, Farnham, Wallington, Leatherhead and Cobham) while we hope to add additional venues in the coming weeks. As has been the case previously, this programme forms part of the Surrey player pathway with players identified to be put forward to performance assessments where appropriate.

Looking for something different? The pro package courses aim to bridge the gap between group and one-to-one coaching through its fantastic coach to player ratios and is available for the years 7-11. With 4 coaches and 16 players, our coaches will be able to offer a more personalised coaching experience with activities organised in small groups. Players will be able to track their progress towards their own specific goals and benefit from 1-2-1 mini sessions during the programme as well as video feedback on performance.

For more information, please find the course details listed at the bottom of this page.

As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of players, parents and coaches we have made a number of adaptations to our programme which may be utilised whilst coronavirus restrictions are cautiously lifted and these include:

  • Smaller group sizes
  • Target coaching ratios of 1:7
  • Adapted sessions to help manage social distancing and kit sharing where possible
  • New sanitisation protocols in line with ECB & government guidance

If you have any further questions please email Dan Brimson on dbrimson@surreycricket.com.

Thank you

Pride of Lions Team

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The Pride of Lions programme provided by Surrey Cricket Foundation offers coaching throughout the year for boys and girls in reception to year 11 at multiple locations across Surrey and South London with the aim of inspiring a lifelong passion for the game. Focusing on developing a range of core cricketing skills in a fun, challenging and exciting environment, each course will help your child to develop their game, whether they are a beginner or seasoned player.

Our core programme takes place from September to March across 8 venues ensuring that wherever you are based, there will be a Pride of Lions course local to you. In addition to this, we run holiday courses during February half term, Easter, May half-term and the summer school holidays. We also run courses on the famous Kia Oval outfield to give your child an experience they will never forget.

The courses form part of Surrey County Cricket Club’s Performance Pathway with the most talented children being identified to move across into Performance courses and in some cases County Age Group cricket. We have a number of graduates from the programme who now play for Surrey such as Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Ryan Patel and Arun Harinath. So who knows? Your son or daughter could go on to play for Surrey as a result of attending a Pride of Lions course.

Pricing and Further Information

Our programmes are competitively priced with the cost for each of our courses set out below:

  • Pre-Christmas 10-Week Programme (September to December): From £80
  • Christmas Courses: £49 each
  • Post-Christmas 10-Week Programme (January to March): From £80
  • February Half Term: £35 per session
  • Easter: £25 per session
  • May Half Term: £49 for each half day course
  • Summer Holiday Training Camps: £70 to £140
  • Hallowed Turf Sessions (hosted on the Oval outfield): From £50

To ensure the safety of your child, our reception and year 1 and year 2 & 3 age groups are taught using soft balls. By doing this, players can hit significantly more balls during each session compared to those delivered using hard balls which would take place in nets. Generally, hard balls are introduced to sessions at the year 4, 5 and 6 age group but our coaches will assess the players and those not considered ready will not start training with hard balls. Any children who are not considered ready to participate in hard ball training will continue to take part in all aspects of the sessions (including cricket nets) but will do so with soft balls being used.

Available to book now:

Pre-Christmas 10-Week Courses – Our ten-week pre-Christmas courses are open to boys and girls of all abilities in the school years reception to year 11. Each course will cover a range of core skills with sessions delivered in a fun and challenging environment which will help young aspiring cricketers to develop. The courses will be working on a 1 to 7 coach to player ratio this winter with all players in year 2 and older receiving an end of programme report. We offer courses across Surrey (Kia Oval, Guildford, Ewell, Farnham, Wallington, Leatherhead, Reigate and Cobham) while the programme forms part of the Surrey player pathway with players identified to be put forward to performance assessments where appropriate.

Pre-Christmas 10 Week Pro Package Courses – The pro package courses aim to bridge the gap between group and 1 to 1 coaching through their fantastic coach to player ratios and are available for boys and girls in years 7-11. With 4 coaches and 16 players, the set up of each course will enable lots of small group coaching sessions to take place. During the course all players will receive a logbook where they (and their coaches) can track their progress towards their own specific goals as players. Players will also benefit from 1-2-1 mini sessions during the programme as well as video feedback on performance. This is a great course for players interested in developing their own games ahead of the 2022 season!

Christmas Courses: With Christmas just around the corner our full day courses are a great way for children in the school years 2 to 9 to expend some energy ahead of the festive season! They also act as an ideal opportunity for parents to escape for some last minute Christmas shopping! The sessions are aimed at all abilities and will cover a range of skills and small-sided games aimed at developing skills and maximising enjoyment!

Post-Christmas Ten-Week Courses: Our 10-week post Christmas courses are open to boys and girls of all abilities in the school years reception to year 11. The programme forms part of the Surrey player pathway with players identified to be put forward to performance assessments where appropriate. The courses will be working on a 1 to 7 coach to player ratio with all players in year 2 upwards receiving an end of programme report. We run the programme at venues across Surrey (Kia Oval, Guildford, Ewell, Farnham, Wallington, Leatherhead and Cobham). Most of all the courses aim to deliver a fun and challenging environment in which our young aspiring cricketers can develop.

Post-Christmas Ten-Week Pro Package Courses: The pro package course aims to bridge the gap between group coaching and 1 to 1 coaching through its fantastic coach to player ratios and is available for boys and girls in Years 7-11. With 4 coaches and 16 players the course will enable lots of small group coaching sessions to take place. During the course all players will receive a logbook where they (and the coaches) can track their progress towards their own specific goals as players. Players will also benefit from 1-2-1 mini sessions during the programme as well as video feedback on performance. This is a great course for players really interested in developing their own games ahead of the 2022 season!

 

If you would like more information about the courses please contact Dan Brimson by email or on 07702 908 194.

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