• Junior Cricket

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    We are pleased to announce our 2024 WinterProgramme for our Junior Cricketers!

    Membership is £15 renewable each April.

     

    Register Here!

     

     

    Winter Schedule

    Monday 

    Under 12s 5:30pm - 7:00 pm 

    Under 19s 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

     

    Tuesday

    Women Soft Ball 6:30pm-8:30pm (Ages 5 upwards)

     

    Thursday

    Elite Player Pathway 5:30pm - 7:00pm

     

    Friday

    Under 7s 4:30pm-5:30pm

    Under 9s 5:30pm-6:30pm

     

    Winter sessions will be in the Europa Sports Complex , either in our Indoor Centre oroutside in the Outdoor Nets. In addition to group sessions, 1 to 1 sessions canbe arranged with any of our ICC level 2 coaches. Outdoor training starts in April.

     

    The big question isdoes it cost a lot. Well, the answer is no. Junior Membership is £15 per year. Yes, the kids need some equipment, but Gibraltar Cricket has a stock of quality cricket equipment which can be used by any member. As part of the membership benefits, we offer discounts on new Gray Nicolls equipment up to 40% off retail prices.

     

     

    Sessions are led byInternational Cricket Council level 2 or level 1 accredited coaches. All our coaches and assistants are vetted by local police and attend safeguarding courses provided by the Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority.

     

    You don’t have tohave played the game to register and take part, come and have a go at a new sport and have some fun with Gibraltar Cricket!

    There are man ybenefits of getting your child involved in sport but we’re just going to focus on junior cricket:

    • Mental Health – getting outside and active can give your children a huge mental health boost. Being involved in cricket, there is less pressure than in other sports, like football too. With three main elements to the game, batting, bowling and fielding the liklihood is your child will excel at one.
    • Physical fitness – with the rise of online gaming and screen time has increased significantly, getting you child active through a sport such as cricket helps redress the balance with regular exercise throughout the year.  
    • Concentration – We offer junior cricket for children aged between 5 to 17 and can really improve the motor skills and concentration of young people. Even the most distracted kid will fully focus on the very hard, fast, and small ball when hurtling towards them. It can also improve your kid’s general fitness levels, with better stamina, balance and improved hand-eye coordination.  
    • It’s social – the best thing about cricket is the team ethos and how it can build resilience. Winning is not the be all and end all in junior cricket and even though your kid might drop a catch or get bowled for a duck, team-mates surround them and pick them back up. With the younger ones, this camaraderie if built into them – teaching them to be part of a team – to support, cheer and help each other.
    • Cricket reduces stress – yes, I know, how do you measure this, but we witness it every year. Kids who participate in sport in general see a reduction in stress levels.
    • Boosts self-confidence – playing cricket at junior level means everyone gets a fair go at bowling and batting. You see them grow year on year as the master the art of catching a ball, hitting the wicket from the outfield and running someone out, improving their batting skills and hitting their first 4, and bowling someone out.  
    • Role models – as children progress into adult cricket and play with experienced senior players, we see them start to look up to some of them,
      and in turn Senior players take juniors under their wings. It’s wonderful to see.

    Finally cricket forkids is for everyone. Regardless of age, gender, race, or sporting ability our junior section is from aged 5-to-7 years old teaches them the basic cricket skills through fun, game-based activities. Then from U9s, they play in a modified format of the game in which every child gets a chance to bat, bowl and field.

    Most importantly,cricket is fun!

     

     

     

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