Hard Ball Cricket - Beginner (Ages 8 to 11)

Hard ball coaching for beginners

Shine Cricket Academy offers an innovative and fun based cricket coaching programme for those who wish to improve their skills and knowledge in the UK's most popular summer sport.  The day long activity uses the fantastic specialist facilities at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex and provides an opportunity for children to enjoy nets and drills led by Shine's team of qualified, experienced coaches.

Suiting children who aren't experienced with Hard Ball, or feel daunted by a hard ball being bowled at them but would like to improve their skills.  Using a mixture of Hard Ball and Wind Ball to gain confidence.

Shine do have a limited amount of kit you can borrow but we do ask that you provide your own if you can.

Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane, BS9 2BJCoombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane, BS9 2BJ View on map
Mon 25 Jul 2022 - Fri 2 Sep 2022
09.00 - 16.00
Age range:
Ages 8 to 11
Open to children from any school
Essential kit:
  • Children attending this course must bring their own protective box.  Please bring a helmet, gloves, pads and bat.  We do have limited equipment you are able to borrow, please contact us should you need to borrow kit to check we have what you need.
  • Water bottle - You need to bring more than one drink for the day to ensure you stay hydrated.  We are unable to supply water or drinks.
  • Packed lunch including all snacks you might want during the day. (No nut products please) 
  • Clothing that is appropriate for the chosen activity and the weather.  Children will have shelter but will be outside all day. 
  • Sun cream applied before the start of the day if necessary, Shine staff are unable to re-apply sun cream and we would ask if you child needs a top up that you arrange to come back to re-apply.
Activity Details

The daily cricket programme is based around improving skills, techniques and knowledge of the essential aspects of hard ball cricket - with the emphasis in learning through enjoyment and building confidence in a safe sporting environment. Each session will deliver a broad coaching schedule that will include:-

  • Batting: Good shot selection, improving concentration, basic defence, overview of core shots (pull, sweep and cut), finding the gaps, pacing an innings, using your feet against spin and specialist shots (i.e. hitting over the top)
  • Bowling: Improving consistency, line & length, swing bowling, understanding spin bowling and the field placings using variations of pace and 'bowling at the death’.
  • Fielding: Technical aspects of fielding and wicket-keeping including, backing up, boundary sweeping and slip catching. 
  • Knowledge of the game: Field placings, cricketing terminology, watch cricket themed DVD's over break times and learn the basic rules.
Further Information
  • Please note we run a 48 credit and refund policy at our Holiday Clubs. More information here - Terms & Conditions.
  • Shine’s professional coaching team are qualified, DBS checked and fully insured.
  • Your child/children must be signed out at the end of every day.
  • Drop off  - You may drop off upto 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your activity.  
Travelling to Shine

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