Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club - Junior Training

Coaching at the Club

Coaching sessions will incorporate a mixture of technique, demonstrations, practice, skill and fitness games as well as practice matches based on and following the principles of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) program.

Some coaching will be done using the nets and hard ball (although net sessions may only account for up to 35% of time spent training).  It is important to cover all aspects of cricket such as:

  • Fielding – techniques of retrieving, intercept and throwing and fielding positions

  • Batting – repertoire of defensive and attacking strokes

  • Bowling – bowling action plus introduction to spin and swing bowling

  • General cricket knowledge – umpire signals, laws of the game incorporating the spirit of cricket.

Coaching times

Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 training takes place every Friday from April / May.

It commences at 18.30 and finishes at 20:00

Players are requested to arrive by 18.15 so that all those taking part in the training session can sign in and pay fees prior to the sessions starting.

Coaching for ECB programs such as All Stars & Dynamos will run outside of these days / times and those attending will also need to be registered prior to the start of those sessions.

Our transition pathway for those that graduate from All Stars will commence the week after All Stars and Dynamos concludes, usually around July. 


Should poor weather result in the need to cancel training the message board on our GP&RCC website will be updated and Team managers will also send out messages through their Team WhatsApp groups.