Holiday cricket coaching clinics in Sydney
by Geoff Spotswood, Level 3 Cricket Coach (Cricket Australia).
Sending a child off to a school holiday clinic can be a worrying time for many parents.
Will my child be well cared for?
Will it be boring?
Who is coaching my child?
Is it just a child minding exercise?
I have an outstanding reputation as an educator and coach with a proven track record over twenty five years of providing high quality cricket experiences for children.
Cricket school holiday clinics are run by a Head Coach and all my Head Coaches are all qualified teachers. They have current first aid, anaphylaxis, sports coaching qualifications & Working with Children clearance. These coaches are leaders in sports coaching and highly regarded educators. They have been an integral part of my Coaching Academy for many years and have the experience and capacity to lead coaching sessions and mentor and develop younger coaches.
Each cricket holiday clinic follows a similar format and provides an exciting and fun filled program for every kid regardless of age or experience. You don’t have to be good at cricket or have any cricket experience to have a great time. Cricket clinics are well designed and structured to cater for the age and experience of the children attending with special attention given to the activities, groupings and coach allocation.
Cricket Clinic Start
- Children are welcomed and coaches are introduced.
- Clinic expectations and safety procedures are explained.
Cricket Clinic Activities
Learning experiences begin with teaching the technique and mechanics of each skill after which the coach incorporates a series of skill practices and minor games which focus on that skill. This allows children to learn the skill then practise it to develop competency and game sense.
- Batting, bowling, wicket keeping and fielding are covered in the clinic.
- Games played include:
- Catching tennis
- Cross fire
- Diamond cricket
- Runner vs thrower
- Sticky Wicky
- Pull shot game
- Fielding soccer
- Catching competitions
- Driving cricket game
- Dual Pitch cricket
- Ace, Queen, King catching game
Final Day of the Cricket Clinic
On the final day of clinics, kids are organised into teams for a World Cup of matches. This is an exciting way to conclude clinics and all players look forward to these matches. Older players are given the responsibility to captain & develop their leadership skills whilst assisting younger children in understanding how to play cricket. Parents and family are welcome to attend these games.
There is a presentation at the conclusion of clinics where all players are presented with an individual report by their coach giving feedback on areas of strength & areas to focus on for further development. Parents and family are encouraged to attend presentations.
Kid’s School Holidays Cricket Academy
Geoff Spotswood is an expert cricket coach (Level 3) and leading educator who coaches all cricketers from young beginners to adult players. He is also one of the few sportsmen who have played first grade cricket and rugby league.
The cricket coaching programs Geoff conducts are well respected and highly regarded. Many current Cricket NSW and Australian representatives have been guided and mentored by Geoff including Steve and Mark Waugh. Geoff uses his unique cricket coaching program which has assisted experienced players from Australia and overseas to develop their game.
Geoff also runs school holiday cricket clinics in locations throughout Sydney where young cricketers can learn and develop their skills in a safe and friendly environment. Additionally, Geoff’s accredited and friendly coaches can organise fun filled cricket and sport themed games at your child’s birthday party and bring all the equipment needed.