Youth Section

 
 
 
Fun, Skills and WinningKC Squad at Castle Park 2006
Youth cricket at EAG goes back a very long way, with Reg Ralph running one of the first colts sides in the area back in the early 1970's.  Over those past forty years, we have provided enormous fun for hundreds of youngsters and produced a stream of good players for our senior sides.

EAG is committed to developing its youth teams and offers a comprehensive indoor and outdoor training programme, competes in local leagues and runs social events.

Importantly, EAG offers a fun and inclusive environment for all young players to learn and develop their cricket skills.

In 2017 we will be fielding four youth teams. Our hardball sides are - Under 15s, Under 13s and Under 11 terrier. We also run a Kwik Cricket squad (primary age) and will compete in local competitions.

We are proactively looking for new players (boys and girls) at all ages and have fully qualified coaches to help steer their progress. To find out more please go to the Contact Us section. 

Indoor training
Starts on Sunday 12th March 2017 until April 30th 2017 @ 3pm - 5pm; 8 weeks of excellent training
This is for hardball players only and takes place at Holmwood House Sports Centre


Outdoor training
Starts Saturday 6th May at EAG CC and continues throughout the summer -
9 am - 10 am for Kwick Cricket
9.30 am - 11.00 am for hardball

If you want to come along and try Kwik Cricket and / or hardball please just come along and have a go


Club kit
All players are expected to wear a club cap (needs to be purchased). A club shirt is optional (can be purchased via the EAGCC website shop). When playing in matches or Kwick Cricket festivals, please wear your cap, white top and trousers, trainers/boots and socks.
Hardball players will also need to provide their own abdomen protector (aka box) and supporter to hold this in place (aka jockstrap!) and a batting helmet.
For those who have just started playing the club has a lot of playing equipment that can be borrowed.  
To order EAG kit please click on the Club Shop link (near the bottom of the list on the left of the home page)
Whites do NOT need to be worn at training - just sensible sports training kit.

Registration, subscriptions and match fees
Youth subscriptions are paid annually and cover all activities - indoor training (8 sessions), outdoor training (12 sessions), match fees and playing shirt
Kwick Cricket £50
U11, U13 and U15 cost £80

Players
MUST be registered and subscriptions paid in full before the season starts. Non payment will mean the player is not insured and will not be chosen to play.
 

Selection
Teams will be select based on availability and selected players notified by email. Selected players should confirm availability PROMPTLY by replying to the selection email. Players are responsible for notifying their manager immediately of any change in their availability.  
Please turn up to matches at least THIRTY MINUTES before they are due to start. Especially for home games when ALL players are expected to help with match set-up tasks

Inclement weather
Check this web site or contact your team manager for information.  Assume a game is ON unless advised to the contrary. 
Please do not telephone your manager until TWO hours before the due start of play.

Match day clubmark
All of our Youth policies on protection and care for child safety can be found on our policies page.


Ethos
The playing ethos and guide to attitude and behaviour is detailed in out 
'Fun Skills Winning' policy document. 
 
Sam Collins
Chairman, Youth Cricket 2017