Pride of Lions coaching courses: Inspiring a new generation of cricketers!
The 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 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 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 also 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.
Available to book now:
• Christmas Courses – Looking for plans for your child this Christmas holiday? Look no further! A great way to expend some energy ahead of the visit from Father Christmas, our sessions are aimed at all abilities and will cover a range of skills and small-sided games aimed at developing skills and maximising enjoyment. Not only a great chance to work on cricket skills over winter, the courses act as an ideal opportunity for parents to escape for some last-minute Christmas shopping!
• Post Christmas Courses – Our 10 week Post Christmas Coaching Programme takes place at 8 venues across Surrey and is aimed at boys and girls in Reception to Year 11. The courses are open to all ability levels and work on a planned coaching ratio of 1 coach to every 6 children. Players (Year 2 upwards) receive a written report at the end of the programme and the most talented young players are put forward to the Performance Department. These courses are suitable for players who have attended the Pre Christmas courses as well as they aim to be progressive and player centred in their coaching approach.
• Post Christmas Pro Package – The Pro Package is offered at 4 of our venues across Surrey and is aimed at aspiring young cricketers in Years 7-11. The Pro Package course aims to bridge the gap between group coaching and 1 to 1 coaching through its fantastic coach to player ratios. With 1 coach to every 4 players the course will enable lots of small group coaching sessions to take place. Furthermore each player is allocated a coach to work with closely throughout the programme enabling regular and direct feedback on performance. During the course all players will receive a log book where they 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 2020 season!
• February Half Term Masterclasses – Our popular Masterclasses will give batters and bowlers the chance to develop some specialist skills this February half term. Courses are available for boys and girls in Years 4-9 and there will be sessions on batting against spin and batting against pace as well as some bowling sessions for both spin and pace bowlers. Early booking is recommended as these courses have sold out well before half term in the past two years.
If you would like more information about the courses please contact Katie Baker by email or on 0207 820 4190.