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Colts & Juniors News

Posted by Lorraine Dearden on 28/03/2014 13:13

Highgate Summer Cricket Camp are now booking.....
A great way for aspiring young cricketers to develop their skills in a fun and friendly environment, surrounded by professional coaches in a beautiful charming setting.
Who is welcome?
The camp is open to all children from 7 to 13 years old and you don't need to be a member or even an existing cricketer to take part. In fact it's a great way for new players to discover cricket and develop their skills quickly to be able to play in games and possibly even semi competitive matches.
What will we do?
So in the morning session we tend to have technical focuses for catching, fielding, bowling, batting and even fitness (sports conditioning). In the afternoon we look to put those skills into practice, whether it's playing matches or heading to the nets. Most of all, throughout the day we try to have fun, balancing quality practice to improve with creating an enjoyable atmosphere. 
What skills will we develop?
Everything we do will aim to develop skills and habits, not necessarily just for cricket, but for everyday life, including;
Catching, fielding, bowling, batting, wicket keeping skills
Learning new skills
Tactical awareness
Problem solving
Healthy competitiveness
Kindness and positive communication
Winning graciously and learning to cope with and come back stronger from defeat. 
When does it run?
The Summer Camp runs on the following dates:
Week 1 : Monday 24th July - Friday 2nd July
Week 2 : Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August
Week 3 : Monday 14th August - Friday 18th August
Week 4 : Monday 21st August - Friday 25th August
What time does it run?
The main camp runs from 10am till 4pm (sometimes referred to as 'Basic'), but you can opt for an early drop off at 8:30am and/or a late pick up at 5:30pm if that works out easier for you.
What do you need to bring/wear?
If you have cricket whites that's great, but don't worry if you haven't, as long as you've got sporty clothes and trainers you'll be fine. If there's been some rain about you may want to consider bringing some cricket spikes (cricket boots) for extra grip on the outfield, but remember to pack your trainers as well as you won't be able to wear spikes on the artificial playing areas. Make sure you bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated and preferably a packed lunch, although the bar does open for lunch and offers a selection of hot food and beverages. Of course, if you are an existing cricketer, please bring any cricket kit that you already have (bat, box, helmet, pads, gloves, thigh pads, wicket keeping equipment etc)
How do you register?
You can register by following this link to the online registration page, 
You can also find the form through the Highgate 'play cricket' website and following the 'juniors and colts' link.
If you are having trouble with the registration process, please call or leave a message with our lovely new administrator, Tracey on 07530425871
How much does it cost?
Basic day- 10am-4pm- £30
Basic 5 day week- £125
Early drop off- 8:30am- £5 per day
Late pick up- 5:30pm- £5 per day
How do you Pay?
You can now pay online during the registration process. If you have any trouble with the new payment or registration process please call or leave a message with our lovely new administrator, Tracey on 07530425871
Can you just turn up on the day?
Yes, but, please book in advance if at all possible as this makes the administration and planning much easier and more effective. If you manage to draft in a friend or your schedule opens up last minute, obviously that's fine, just send me a text as early as possible, but please don't plan in advance to just turn up and register/pay. 
What if you are a little older?
If you are 14 or older and still want to get involved, how about volunteering as a junior coaching assistant. It's a great fun way to gain valuable teamwork and leadership experience and it will look great on your CV. Just get in touch with me and we'll sort something out.
If there's anything else you would like to know about Highgate Cricket club, our colts set up, our camps, or even if you think your school might like to link with Highgate cricket club, please feel free to get in touch.

Child Welfare Officer:

Angela Feeney has agreed to be the Child Welfare Officer for 2017. Angela is leaving us in August and we will be needing a new CWO at that time. Many, many thanks to Angela, who has done a great job. Please note that if you have any issues regarding child welfare at the club, this is your first and only contact point.

Angela Feeney:



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