At The Sessions – What happens at a Little Wickets Cricket Coaching Session?
We run two different Cricket coaching sessions depending on if a child is Pre-school age from 2 1/2 (1st Innings) or School age up to Year 2 (2nd Innings). Experienced older kids (Year 3 and above) can join our Big Hitters session before signing up for Kwik Cricket at their local cricket club.
At the Sessions
- The Little Wickets program runs on a weekly basis year-round during the term.
- The sessions are 45 minutes long
- The sessions are delivered by handpicked, qualified and fully vetted sports coaches
- The venues are all indoors, so we’re never a hostage to the weather & we run year-round!
- We do ask that parents (or a nominated adult) stay on-site during the sessions
1st Innings – for the pre-school aged toddlers (from 2 1/2 years)
The coaches start with some fun warm-up games and then introduce innovative skill-based activities & games: It’s not a cricket match! The activities all have cricket at their heart and are based on the ‘FUNdamentals of movement’, developing hand-eye coordination, individual skills and team co-operation. Each cricket training session has a particular theme whether it be batting, bowling, catching, throwing or fielding but all of the elements of the sport are incorporated into all the sessions. The coaches always encourage the kids to join in as independently as possible, however, the grown-ups can join in as much or as little as they feel is necessary. Don’t be surprised if the adult level of involvement varies from week to week – that is completely normal (and irrelevant of the kids’ age or experience at Little Wickets!) It may seem a long way off now but it soon comes around that they finish pre-school and start school. When this happens, the kids join our slightly larger 2nd innings sessions. In these sessions, there is an increased focus on ‘The Spirit of Cricket’, Good sportsmanship, teamwork, individual skill development and gameplay.
Have a look at a 1st Innings session for pre-school aged toddlers
2nd Innings – for the kids who have already started at school up to 7 years old
The sessions are run by one of our experienced, qualified and fully vetted coaches and a coaching assistant. The coaches start with some fun warm-up games and then introduce skill-based activities. The activities all have cricket as the theme and are based on the ‘FUNdamentals of movement’ and developing hand-eye coordination, individual skills and team cooperation. Each session has a particular focus whether it be batting, bowling, catching or throwing all of the elements of the sport are incorporated into all the cricket coaching sessions. The focus is always on fair play, fun and participation – ‘The Spirit of Cricket’. We do ask parents to stay onsite during the sessions and you are welcome to stay and watch our cricket coaching.
Have a look at 2nd Innings session for Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 Kids
What to Bring to our Sessions
Other than a drink, there is nothing special to bring or wear, whatever the kids are comfortable running around in. We are normally indoors but in the very unlikely event that the weather is absolutely perfect (usually only occasionally during the Summer Term only) the coaches may decide to go outside if the planned activities are appropriate. We will endeavour to contact you but please bring sunhats and cream if it’s looking sunny