Pride of Lions coaching courses: Inspiring a new generation of cricketers!
**COURSE UPDATE – FRIDAY 13th MAY 2022**
We are excited to announce that our August summer camps are now available to book!
August Summer Camps
With courses available for children in the school years 2 to 9 during the first three weeks of August, the coaching sessions will cover a broad range of skills during camps that will last for either two or four days. For more information, please find the course details listed below.
Pride of Lions Team
Available to book now:
May Half Term Courses – Taking place at Surrey Cricket Centre in Guildford, our half day May half term courses are 4 and half hour sessions available to boys and girls in the years 2 to 9 and are a great way for your child to learn new skills during the break from school. Each course covers batting, bowling, fielding and game-based activities and are open to all abilities, whether your child is new to the game or if they are an experienced player. With bowling machines available to the oldest two age groups, players in these sessions will be supported to consider how technical and tactical adjustments can improve their execution of certain key skills. Each session costs £48.
August Summer Camps – Our two-day and four-day August summer camps are taking place at Surrey Cricket Centre (based at George Abbot School) in Guildford and for the first time Dunottar School in Reigate. With each day of coaching lasting from 9am to either 2pm or 3pm, there is time for our experienced and enthusiastic coaches to cover a broad range of activities linked to batting, bowling and fielding.
With courses available for children in the school years 2 to 9, while the majority of sessions are open to both boys and girls, we are excited to be hosting a girls-only programme at Dunottar School on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August. If your daughter aspires to be the next Aylish Cranstone or Nat Sciver, this could be the course for you! Each course costs between £70 and £160.
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: £30 per session
- May Half Term: £48 for each half day course
- Summer Holiday Training Camps: £70 to £160
- 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.
If you would like more information about the courses please contact Dan Brimson by email on email@example.com or by telephone on 07702 908 194 or 0207 820 4190.