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Year Round Coaching
The Julian Wood Cricket Academy operates throughout the entire 12-months of the year! The majority of our coaching takes place within the school term-time calendar however, additional courses operate throughout the school holidays too. Catering for all ages (5-18 years) and abilities, coaching can be arranged on a group basis or via one-on-one sessions in order to develop the skills required at the highest possible cricketing level.
When the players arrive at the Academy’s magnificent skills factory at Bradfield College, “We want them to be inspired!” said Julian Wood the Academy’s founder and Head Coach. They are inspired with the drills, nets and bowling machines, the technique, mission and vision of the Academy’s youngster’s boarders on breath taking. Any player who comes here will leave a better person and a better cricketer.
Laughter is a constant sound at the Academy. Yet there is a serious issue that Julian wants brought into the open, much as it might antagonise other clubs and Counties. We want to revolutionise coaching for the U9 – U11 age groups. Focusing more on developing skills, through new advanced techniques, rather than the same old boring routines.
In the last 15 years, the emphasis has been on technical development, not getting out and bowling line and length, that’s not entertainment. We have been relying on naturally gifted players - Flintoff, Warne, Tendulkar – and once every 5 years someone else will come along. We want a development programme that gives us 4 or 5 Flintoffs. We want players, who can do the unpredictable, I see too many one dimensional players. We inspire our players to take players on; when you attack it’s all guns blazing. 7yrs – 10yrs is the golden age for learning so we work on technique from a young age.
To have the most successful youth development system:
How will this be achieved?
• By attracting extremely talented individuals aged 6 and upwards
• The crucial thing is the level of control you have over the player – we believe we can influence the player’s human development.
• Talent and cricketing qualities are not enough, without the values they are not equipped to be successful
• You mould the players - every boy would like to be as good as they can become.
We offer talented and aspiring youngsters an unrivalled opportunity to develop their cricket during the off-season.This highly intensive programme will include video analysis and is specific to your needs.
We believe that a period of between 4-10 sessions for players to grasp new perspectives in technique from the JW Cricket Academy is sufficient time to learn, analyse and practice new learnt skills.