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**COURSE UPDATE – FRIDAY 8th JULY 2022**

We are excited to announce that our pre-Christmas ten-week programmes which will takes place at weekends at a range of different venues this autumn are now available to book!

Pre-Christmas Programme

With courses available for boys and girls in the school years reception to year 11, each programme will cover a range of core skills and sessions are delivered in a fun and challenging environment that will help to ensure that your child can learn and develop as an aspiring cricketer. The courses will be working on a 1 to 7 coach to player ratio or better with all players receiving regular verbal feedback on how they can improve. We offer courses across Surrey (the Kia Oval, Guildford, Cobham, Epsom, Leatherhead, Reigate and Wallington) while the programme forms part of the Surrey performance pathway with players identified to be put forward to performance assessments where appropriate.

With limited availability for our coaching courses that are due to take place at the Ken Barrington Cricket Centre at the Oval, we are hoping to add some additional sessions to the programme that is scheduled to take place on either Saturday or Sunday. If we are able to secure some additional time to host sessions at this venue, this will be communicated in due course.

For more information, please find the course details listed below.

Thank you

Pride of Lions Team

Available to book now:

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.

Hallowed Turf Programme – Taking place on Saturday 3rd and Saturday 17th September, each session will last between one and three hours and will include a variety of skills and games which will ensure that your child will learn something new whether they are a budding fast bowler, an aspiring batter or a keen fielder. Each course costs between £17 and £50.

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 or better with all players receiving regular verbal feedback on how they can improve. We offer courses across Surrey (the Kia Oval, Guildford, Cobham, Epsom, Leatherhead, Reigate and Wallington) while the programme forms part of the Surrey performance pathway with players identified to be put forward to performance assessments where appropriate. Each course costs between £88 and £175. 

August Summer Courses Hallowed Turf Pre-Christmas Programme

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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 £88
  • 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 £17 to £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 dbrimson@surreycricket.com or by telephone on 07702 908 194 or 0207 820 4190.

 

 

 

 

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