Bespoke individual training programme’s with specific guidance from players on areas of their games that they wish to develop. Focusing on Technical, Tactical & Physical development in each player to get the most out of their game. Our coaches will also integrate video analysis into these sessions to give a clarity to players on the areas that they are working on.
The Bashers are the area representative teams from Bexley – working to develop the best players from multiple clubs including Bexley, Sidcup & Bexleyheath. We run 6 teams: u10, u11, u12, u13, u14 & u16. They compete in area festivals against other area teams across all of Kent as well against the Kent County age groups. Our training Programme runs throughout the Winter with focus on developing – Technical, Tactical, Physical & Mental aspects of the game.
Our Masterclasses are an opportunity for players to work closely with current Professional. It’s fascinating to get an insight into how these players prepare, think about the game & the advice that they have received over the years. Players that we have worked with include: Alex Blake, Daniel Bell Drummond, Ollie Robinson, Daniel Moriarty, Laurie Evans, Harry Podmore & Tash Farrant.
Specialist Skill Sessions
We have identified the need for specificity in our coaching delivery – with a specific focus on the development of players Technical & Tactical abilities. These sessions are capped at a maximum of 4 players to ensure that the delivery is very bespoke to the needs of the individuals within the session. The disciplines we cover are Batting (v spin/seam), Spin Bowling, Seam Bowling, Wicket Keeping & Fielding.
Fitness & Fielding
In the modern game it is important for cricketers to be athletes first. We run sessions that integrate elements of S&C/Fitness into fielding, whilst also ensuring that we create an environment that players enjoy as the key is to make it competitive & enjoyable!
Hardball Cricket Sessions
The transition for players from softball to hardball can be a really difficult one. From a skill standpoint both bowling & batting with the softball is so different, but also the requirements of the game change as players start moving towards 11 a side 20 over cricket. We use these sessions to create a relaxed environment to build players confidence with the hardball & develop their existing skills into a skillset better suited to playing hardball cricket. The format of these sessions tend to be drill based moving towards bat v ball in the nets as the Programme goes on.
A key component in a players understanding & development is the ability to transfer the skills developed in drills into a match situation. The challenges with that can be in a match involvement at times can be limited (2 batters at a time etc). We have introduced Net Battles – this concept aims to deliver matchplay bat v ball in a net environment with the coach setting a specific focus (e.g. team that bowls the most dot balls wins, most boundaries win). We are creative in our challenges & success criteria to develop players in the right way.
These sessions are for players that are looking to refine their hardball skills with an interest in progressing up the pathway from Club to County Age Group cricket.