Gedling and Sherwood Academy Registration 2021
Registration to join our academy for the 2021 season will be opening shortly. All existing members will be contacted via the usual email contact.
How do I join?
We are really keen to invite new members to join our academy and we would love to hear from anyone interested in joining for 2021. Please use the contact section of the website or email for further details. A copy of the registration form can be found below, If you are new to the club please get in touch if you have any questions and then we can look to complete the registration form ahead of the season starting.
When does it start?
The academy training sessions will begin on Sunday 25th April. For 2021 we will be adding more sessions than the usual 10 so there is a small increase in the pricing. The sessions start at 10 am and run until around 11.30 am, they may on occasion run over but this will only be due to us looking to get all we can out of the sessions. If you are able to look to arrive for 9.50 am to allow us to make a prompt start that would be great.
How Much will it cost?
The cost of the season will be £85 for the year 2021 and this will cover all of your insurance, club membership and the cost of the coaching sessions. Our preference is for payment to be made by bank transfer and details will be provided at the point of registration.
Why should I choose Gedling and Sherwood?
At Gedling and Sherwood we offer a quality experience for all the members of our academy structure. We have a number of ECB level 2 or equivalent coaches and all sessions are planned out to allow us to focus on key skills and to develop excellent cricketers. We have a dedicated coaching team and our focus is on player development and enjoyment and not just getting numbers through the door. We operate a 'stage not age' policy for the training groups and ensure that all members are training in the group that best reflects their skill set to allow for maximum enjoyment and also player safety.
We have an excellent track record of children passing through our academy system into our senior teams with the current first team squad containing a large number of academy graduates. Including the 2018 winner of the prestigious Stewart Hague award for the best under 16 playing in the whole South Nottinghamshire League.
We also have a great history of producing players that have gone on to play representative cricket at both County and Sub-County level. The list can be viewed on the main academy page.
So if you want your child to develop at their own pace in a fun and supportive environment please get in touch and join this fantastic and successful academy.
Who can join?
Our academy caters for all children from age 5-15. we start at soft ball level which can be children that have played with family and friends or at school or even people that have never picked up a bat and ball before and are starting from scratch. We then progress to hard ball and within this teams playing in leagues starting at under 11's. We take all ages within this range and also all abilities. We have had success previously in attracting a number of girls to our academy and this is definitely an area we are looking to develop further should numbers allow. We pride ourselves on being inclusive so no child would ever be turned away or not receive the required assistance to develop at their own speed.
How can I help?
If you wish to get involved with the academy in any roles then we would love to hear from you. you may be wishing to coach, support a coach or score or umpire. Any assistance would be greatly received, no job is too small and every little helps.
We hope to hear from you soon and that you start your journey in Cricket or to reinvigorate a child's enthusiasm.