Bonus Colts Training Sessions!
The Club will be
running its usual indoor colts training sessions from
February (details TBA) but EXTRA sessions have been arranged
Tues 4th November for 6
19:30 – 20.30 (U9s – U11s)
20:30-21.30 (U12s – U15s)
Cost £2 per session.
So what’s this all about?
Sway Cricket Club is committed to trying to ensure that all
youngsters have the opportunity to reach their full
potential in the sport – whatever that standard ultimately
is. At higher levels, cricket can be a very technical sport
the Club’s current volunteer coaches will be the first to
acknowledge that they might not be knowledgeable about the
more technical aspects of say spin bowling, wicket-keeping
or in correcting tricky problems with batting or bowling
To this end, the Club has decided that the next stage in its
development is to bring in some support from experienced
professional coaches. The objective is two-fold: firstly for
the benefit of those who need the specialist skills or have
more technical issues, and secondly to allow the volunteer
coaches, through observation to acquire these skills.
After an informal trial and consultation this summer, Club
has decided to work with two highly experienced coaches to
deliver these sessions – Graham Dodsworth and Steve Wallis.
Graham has decades of experience as a cricket coach and is
currently the Head Coach for the Hampshire Disability team.
Steve also works with Hants Disability squad and together
with Graham put on many courses for the HCB such as the
Zooters T20 events at the Ageas Bowl that many of Sway’s
youngsters will have enjoyed.
What will this lead to?
In line with the Clubmark guidelines and following the best
practice of other successful clubs, Sway CC intends to
establish a Talented Player Development Program [TPDP] for
our most gifted boys and girls. Those selected for this
program will have access to additional subsidised coaching
sessions before and during the colts season and will be set
personal targets to ensure they can reach their full
potential and do not “tread water”. This assistance will
enable to the Club’s volunteer coaches to focus on the
children where they can currently add the most value and
bring on the most rapid improvement. This group will not be
fixed – youngsters will be able to join the TPDP when they
are ready and others, whilst selected may have other
commitments that do not allow them to continue or they might
decide it is not for them.
What if we can’t make the sessions?
Graham & Steve would obviously like to see as many of the
youngsters as possible but of course many children will have
other commitments at this time of year. The Club has,
however, drawn up a provisional list of those youngsters it
thinks would benefit from membership of the TPDP at the
present time so will have to rely on this to begin with it
attendance is not possible.
If you have any questions, Dave Marshall our Club
Development Officer will be pleased to assist firstname.lastname@example.org