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: Click Here for 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 always looking to fill and support management roles within our junior age groups:
- 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 your age group manager, Josh (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julian Pike (email@example.com). All appointments will be made in coherance with our recruitment policy.
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, and then again to a second ECB Premier League Title in 3 years with regaining it in 2016!
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/
All Key Contacts Within Teddington CC Junior Programme:
Fixture Secretary : Lilian Highmoor. firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Secretary : Roni Bailey. email@example.com
Director of Youth Cricket : Josh Knappett. firstname.lastname@example.org / 0794 6663460
Junior Chair : Julian Pike. email@example.com
Child Welfare Officer (CWO): Lara Van Gelder. firstname.lastname@example.org / 07800 574741
Deputy Child Welfare Officer: Jennifer Whittaker. email@example.com /07538 667494
For any clubhouse or grounds enquiries, both of which are available for hire, please contact Nigel Owen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Group managers list can be found at lowe section on Practice and Nets Page
TW11 0EA: From Park Road / Teddington Gate of Bushy Park, proceed 400yds along Chestnut Avenue, turn right (signposted The Pheasantry Cafe). Continue along this road for 500yds, go through the white gate (often has a no entry sign when gates are half closed), and turn right at the end of the car park when presented with another no entry sign. This road leads into the TCC Car Park. From the Hampton Court Road Gate, proceed along Chestnut Avenue, round the Diana Fountain. After 500 yards turn left (signposted The Pheasantry Cafe) and follow instructions as above.
Please note the park gates close shortly after dusk in the summer. 24hr parking and access is available via the National Physical Laboratory entrance on Queens Road (TW11 0LW). Follow the signposts for Bushy Park Parking / Teddington Rugby Club. You then walk through the gate into the park, which brings you to the bottom end of the bottom pitch.