Teddington Cricket club's junior section
Colts aged from U5 to u19
Teddington Cricket Club has a thriving and successful junior section. We provide high quality coaching in a well structured and welcoming environment. We have cricket for players of all abilities and experiences from new beginners to elite performers in Teddington and surrounding areas.
To sign up today, please complete our online form: Sign Up
We have a full summer programme which started in April for our thriving Junior Section of over 300 colts. For more information on training and practice please see: Practice and Nets
As a volunteer based club, with professional coaches, we rely heavily on people supporting our junior section and undertaking crucial roles that allow our young members to get a safe and fulfilling experience of a great game.
Currently we are actively looking to fill these vacant positions:
- U7 age group managers
- To communicate well with parents
- To attend training sessions, look after admin, take charge of registers at training
- To organise parents within the group to volunteer for specific roles and duties
- To potentially show interest in coaching, although not essential.
- To organise selection and logistics for fixtures in future years
If you are interested in taking on one of these positions, please contact Josh (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julian Pike (email@example.com)
Meet Our Director of Cricket and Head Coach - Josh Knappett.
Josh is a very highly qualified UKCC Level 4 Elite Coach and performs his role at Teddington CC alongside working for Middlesex CCC in their high performance coaching team.
Josh started with us in 2012 and has made a huge positive impact on the club overseeing the delivery of structured, well organised training sessions throughout the winter and summer seasons.
He works closely with our volunteer age group managers as well as up-skilling our current and expanding coaching team.
At Teddington CC we have a wide range of ability and experience enjoying their cricket with us. We have a number of boys and girls who play county standard representative cricket at Middlesex and Surrey, however, equally as important is that a majority of members either play for social and health benefits or are getting their first experience of cricket. Josh quickly noticed in his time here that this creates a challenging coaching/learning environment so he works hard to produce relevant and targeted coaching for each individual in group training sessions.
He therefore felt that for winter months especially, it was important to give players with less experience, a more relevant coached training opportunity. To achieve this he set up his academy to support the most experienced players with highly focused, driven coaching and then allow club training sessions to also be appropriately pitched. These academy sessions have improved the quality of coaching and opportunity for all players in the Teddington group sessions by having a narrowed range of skill within the group. It has also allowed the more experienced players the opportunity to be pushed and coached in an elite environment where they develop technical, tactical, mental and concentration skills that will be improve performance outcomes under pressure at professional levels of the sport.
Due to restrictions imposed by resources and time, Josh unfortunately cannot invite everyone to join the academy, and keeping the right environment is key to allow the top players the opportunity to one day play international cricket for Middlesex and England.
Josh also helped support the great work that James Keightley was doing in guiding our senior 1st Xl to the double in 2014!
Josh is very approachable. If you have any questions or issues you wish to raise with him, please do get in contact with him directly. Or discuss matters with Julian Pike, Junior Club Chairman.
Finally, Josh runs our hugely successful holiday camps over Easter and summer. For more information on these or on 1: 1 private coaching opportunities, please see his website: http://joshknappett.com/