The R66T Academy at Kings Camps
Posted on 13th June 2023 at 11:32
We are incredibly excited that R66T Academy Coaches will support and deliver softball cricket sessions on selected Kings Camps this summer. The aim of the camps – taking place at Edinburgh, Cambridge, Reading and Wakefield – is to get children active, have fun and learn together.
This aligns well with the R66T Academy’s mission to provide more opportunities for everyone to play and enjoy cricket.
Our coaches will deliver specific cricket sessions, with a focus on developing children’s problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, resilience and leadership skills. Those in attendance will love the atmosphere that is always created at Kings Camps, while also improving their cricket skills and knowledge.
DATES AND VENUES -
READING (Queen Anne's School) - Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August
CAMBRIDGE (The Perse School) - Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August
With the first camp taking place in August, we can now provide an overview of how exactly the program will look:
Monday - Friday, 9.30am -12.30pm
Day 1 – Let’s play
• Introductions and provide children with R66T Academy t-shirts
• The R66T Academy training Circuit Challenge (using R66T Academy training aids)
• Our coaches will then get the children straight into two games of pairs cricket (staff will explain the rules and then assess ability and knowledge via game play)
Day 2 – Cricket Skills
• Skill development –
1. Batting - Front foot drives, the pull shot (using the Launcher and feeder). Two activities with the following roles in each group; machine operative, batters and fielders - game situation with running between wickets
2. Bowling - Basic action, differentiate between seam/spin bowling
3. Ground Fielding and Catching - pick up, crow hop and overarm throwing technique, plus catching using the Launcher and Reactor
Day 3 – Running the game
• What are and how do you record: wides, no balls, wickets, runs scored, extras?
• Explore the role of the Umpire - signals and positioning
• All the above done through game play with the children umpiring and scoring
Day 4 – Creative thinking
• The children will have the chance to use their imagination and to develop their presentation skills!
• Group split into four. Each group to devise and demonstrate a game/practice that helps improve your cricket using one of the R66T coaching aids. Groups rotate and try each equipment combination. Group vote for best game/practice at the end
Day 5 – Tournament time
• Chance to play, umpire and score in an intra-group competition and show off what you have learnt
• Coaches pick four equal teams and play a round robin tournament using Countdown Cricket rules. Players from the batting side to umpire and score
• Plenary and Camp farewells with certificate presentations
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