Ah the long, lazy days of the school holidays. What do you mean you haven’t got anything planned apart from a trip to Wycombe Chair Museum and Granny’s?
It’s ok, we’ve got you covered with Sports Nut’s awesome School Holiday Cricket Camps!
Cricket Fun in the Sun
Our Cricket Camps - which run on half-term weekdays and selected days during the Summer and Easter holidays - provide a sizzling four to five days of non-stop cricket action and sports fun.
Here’s the deets:
- Sports Nut Holiday Cricket Clubs are open to Year Two children (ages six and seven) through to Year Six children (ages eleven and twelve).
- Whether you want to strengthen your cricket skills, or have never played before but want to try, this is a fantastic opportunity to practice and play cricket with expert cricket coaches, plus make some cricket nuts pals along the way.
- Each day is divided into three areas, starting with energetic cricket-themed warm-ups, followed by fielding drills and practice. Next up is our Cricketing Skills Masterclass, which focuses on developing a plethora of cool moves including, front foot drives and cut shots. The third session gives you the chance to put your new skills into practice by playing a small-sided match.
- Sports Nut’s legendary Cricket Match Tea is dished up at lunchtime, with plenty of drinks and biscuit breaks to re-fuel throughout.
- Our Holiday Cricket Camps are run by experienced, safeguarding-accredited, ECB level two and higher cricket coaches. All Sports Nut coaches have played to a very high standard, so as well as giving top advice, you can ask them to translate any number of crazy cricket terms, from ‘Dibbly dobbly’ to ‘Sticky dog’.
Where do Sports Nuts Cricket Camps take place?
The site changes according to season.
During warmer months, our Cricket Camps are located at Wooburn Narkovians Cricket Club, Wooburn Green. For chillier times, camps are held at Davenies School, Station Road in Beaconsfield.
Sports Nut Cricket Camps run from 10.00am – 3.30pm, four to five days a week during the May half-term and on selected days during the Summer and Easter school holidays.
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Cricket Holiday Courses FAQ's
1. How old does my son/daughter need to be to come on your Cricket course?
We can take children who are in year 2 and upwards. Don’t worry if they have never played cricket before. We play plenty of fun games that will get them involved, whilst learning certain cricket skills at the same time.
2. When do your Cricket courses run?
Our Cricket courses run during the Easter holidays, Summer Half Term and Summer Holidays. Please keep a look out for advertisements on our website and in our newsletters so that you can book in advanced. If you haven’t yet joined the Sports Nut community please click here.
3. What does my child need to wear and what should I do about applying sun cream?
Cricket whites are preferable, but if your child doesn’t have any, normal P.E. kit is fine. As you know the weather can be very changeable in this country so please be aware of the weather forecast at the start of the week and pack appropriate weather clothing if necessary.
If the forecast is sunny, please provide and apply sun cream each morning. Coaches cannot rub sun cream on, so we ask that you show your child how to do this before they attend the course. Spray on sun lotion is a good option for younger children as the coaches can do this for them and the children can then rub in themselves. Children are reminded at break times to apply sun cream. It is also a good idea to send them in with a broad-brimmed hat or cap that shades the face, neck and ears.
4. What does my child need to bring?
If your child has their own cricket equipment then that should be brought along each day (make sure all equipment is named). We do have a kit bag full of protective cricket equipment for everyone to use so if they don’t have their own cricket equipment or they have forgotten it, they are more than welcome to use ours.
If your child is in the older age group they will be required to wear a box whilst batting against a hard ball. We do have junior jock straps and boxes available but it is preferable for your child to have their own box and in that instance, they should wear briefs and not boxer shorts, otherwise the box will constantly fall out and this could be dangerous.
5. Should I prepare a packed lunch for my child?
We will provide all the food and drink for your child throughout the day. This will involve drinks and a snack in the morning and afternoon and a traditional cricket tea for lunch. If your son/daughter has any dietary requirements please let us know all the details in the medical conditions section of the online booking system.
6. What qualifications and experience do your coaches have?
All coaches have gained at least ECB level 2 head coach qualification. They have also played to a high standard including county and international cricket. Together our team has a wealth of experience and knowledge which is at your child’s disposal, so please use it! Please click on the following link to meet the team.
7. Are all your coaches fully insured and CRB checked?
All our coaches are fully insured under our public liability insurance and have been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau at the Enhanced Level. Each coach also holds an up to date certificate for Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding & Protecting children.
8. What happens if I’m late picking my child up from your Cricket course?
The Head coach will be issued with all the contact details of the children before the start of the day. If 15 minutes have passed, the coach will phone to make sure someone is on their way.
9. What happens if my child gets injured during the Cricket course?
If a child does get injured it is usually due to an accidental knock or bump. All our coaches are qualified to administer 1st Aid to children and a 1st Aid box is always brought to all our Sports Nut Cricket courses. However, should a child suffer a more serious injury or fall ill at a course, you will be notified immediately.
10. What if my Child is unhappy when I leave them at your Cricket course?
Children love our Cricket courses, but very occasionally they may be reluctant at the start of the day, in these circumstances we suggest you leave your child in our capable hands and we promise that if your child is unable to settle then we will contact you. Of course, should you wish to check on their general well-being throughout the day, we are more than happy for you to contact our head coach for an update. It’s very important that you sign your child in at the start of the day and sign your child out at the end of the day. The signing in and out sheet will be situated on the table at the front of the pavilion (Wooburn Narkovians CC) or Sainsbury’s gate (Davenies School). Please let us know if someone else other than yourselves is picking your child up at the end of the day.
11. Do I need to sign my child in and out of the cricket course?
It is very important that you sign your child in at the start of the day and sign your child out at the end of the day. The signing in and out sheet will be situated on the table at the front of the pavilion (Wooburn Narkovians CC) or Sainsbury’s gate (Davenies School). Please let us know if someone else other than yourselves is picking your child up at the end of the day.