Coaching Arrangements for 2013
Junior Cricket Section
Please note that we are now operating a waiting list for new membership of the Junior section
Current members have until 12th April to confirm their places following which we will open up spaces for those on the waiting list. For new members, please email Mark Lewarne to register your child's place on the waiting list.
Due to increased costs (in particular the cost of training new coaches) we are introducing a one-off joining fee for new members. The joining fee will either be £50 (first child) or £30 if the boy or girl has an older sibling already playing at the club. Annual subs will be payable in addition to this joining fee. Each new member will receive a new Berkhamsted CC Cap on joining.
Coaching Times and Dates by Age Group - 2013 Season
- Boys U7 to U12 (Year 2 to 7) - will train at the club from 10am to 12 noon every Sunday morning from 21st April to 25th August with the exception of June 9th (Raiders Day) and July 14th (County Finals Day).
- Boys U13, U14 and U15 (Years 8, 9 & 10) - will train at the club from 6pm to 8pm every Friday evening from 26th April to 23rd August
- Boys U16 & U17 (Years 11, 12) - Wednesday 6pm to 8pm - starting on Wed 24th April to 28th August
- Girls - will train at the club on Sunday mornings (dates and times see above) although we will also provide an opportunity for older girls to join Friday training to develop hardball skills.
Please note that we cannot take any children below School Year 2
2013 Junior Fees
New Members - see joining fee above. In addition new members wil pay annual subs.
For existing members (ie renewing) we are increasing the fees by £5 per category this season. The family fee which covers senior and junior membership rises to £210. Please be reassured that ALL the money we raise is used to provide equipment and coaching for the colts, to pay league registration fees, buy match balls and to assist with the maintenance of the clubhouse and grounds. BCC is a non-profit organisation.
- Boys U/15-18 £75
- Boys & Girls U9-14 £70
- Boys & Girls U7/8 £60
- 2nd/3rd Child etc £55
Should your child be selected to represent Berkhamsted in a competitive or friendly junior match there is no extra match fee to be paid. Please note that such is the popularity of cricket in the town we tend to close our junior section to new members round about the beginning of May. The best way to secure your place for the year is to pay fees before the beginning of May.
Subs can be paid by cheque to "Berkhamsted CC" and sent to Julian Dent at Marchbank, Shenstone Hill, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 2PA; or by wire transfer to Berkhamsted Cricket Club, Account number 20878561, Sort code 20-39-07. Make sure you indicate the name of the player whose subs are being paid in the Reference box and email Julian Dent at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you have paid.
Our Level 2 coaches are available for individual coaching lessons. Fees for these lessons are to be paid directly to the coaches.
Our Cricket Weeks in the
holidays are also subject to a separate charge. We
plan to run a 4 day course at Easter, and 2 cricket weeks in the summer holidays. We will be taking
advance bookings at the Colts Registration Evening. Priority for
bookings will be given to paid-up Colts and Cricket Club members until
the end of April. After that, the Cricket Weeks will be advertised
outside the club. Our winter coaching classes have all sold out this year so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
Selection Policy 2013
We have entered 16 teams this year
into the Herts Junior Leagues. Whilst our policy is to provide games for as
many colts as possible we also try to promote excellence and competitive
play. So where possible we have an A and B team, with the A team
being selected on ability and merit and the B team being an opportunity
for inexperienced or improving players to develop their skills. We also
organise friendly matches which provides an opportunity for
managers to give more players a chance. As players develop over time
we constantly re-assess ability levels to ensure the teams have the
right balance. Each team is organised by a VOLUNTEER parent (or
parents) who is responsible for picking the team and over-seeing the
game on the day. There is no limit on the number of teams we can enter
but without the support of parents these games simply cannot take
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASSIST WITH MANAGING A TEAM, SCORING OR UMPIRING OR HELPING OUR QUALIFIED COACHING STAFF ON A SUNDAY PLEASE
CONTACT MARK LEWARNE BY E-MAIL OR PHONE.
The following teams will play this summer and we extend our sincere thanks to our growing army of volunteer dads and mums who do such a fantastic job:-
UNDER 9 (Blue and Red Teams) Managers: Ross Todd, Simon Longbottom and TBC
UNDER 10 A & B Managers:
Mark Spooner & Mike Thompson
UNDER 11 A & B Managers:
Dave Chrispin & Ian Sayle
UNDER 12 A & B Managers:
Bryan Weller, Simon Ayles
UNDER 13A Manager:
UNDER 14 A & B Managers:
Gary Macey & Simon O'Gorman
UNDER 15 A & B Managers: Dave Lewis and Tim Buckley
UNDER 17 Manager: Mark Lewarne
UNDER 11 Managers: Sarah Marsden
UNDER 13 Managers: Steve & Emma Potts
Keep up with results and league tables at www.hertscricket.org. Keep up with BCC news including statistics on every Berkhamsted team and
player on the clubs website www.berkhamstedcc.com . And if you are a regular tweeter dont forget to follow us on twitter BerkhamstedCC @berkoCC. This season we plan to live score some of the games as an experiment so busy parents can track the progress of their kids live on the web!
Parental Consent Forms. The vast majority of parents have completed these forms. If not please
see us on Colts Registration Evening on Thursday March 28th. Also if any
details have changed – e.g. schools, e-mail or mobile number – please let us know
so that we don’t miss you out on important announcements.
Head of Junior Cricket