The BCF Cricket Academy for juniors will begin on 9 November 2014 in Mechelen. All juniors between the ages of 5 and 19 years old are invited to take part.

The academy will be split into age categories (see below) and will cover technical, mental, physical and tactical aspects of cricket. Long term athlete development (LTAD) principles will be incorporated into skills training to improve and develop physical literacy relevant to all sports, not only cricket.

During the academy the following will be dealt with:
-Innovative drills
-On the spot video analysis as you train.
-Ideas and drills from other similar sports that will fast track your cricket skills
-Sports psychology principles for handling pressure during competition
-Physical fitness adapted to growth spurt and specific to bowlers, batsmen and wicket-keepers.

We are proud to boast that 8 of the present Belgium National team players came through our academy and are now competing at international level. These players are still in our academy, as they strive to reach higher levels of competence.

Participants will be evaluated during the academy and in March 2015 a final test and evaluation will be held to move players on to a higher level based on their capabilities, for example a 12 year old child could move on to an U-15 group instead of U-13 because he has shown maturity beyond his age. Similarly an U-17/19 can be called to trials to play for the National senior team.

The schedule:
09:00 h to 10:00 h – U-11 boys and girls
10:00 h to 11:30 h – U-15/17 boys
11:30 h to 13:00 h – U-13 boys
13:00 h to 14:30 h – Ladies NT
14:30 h to 17:30 h – U-19 and Seniors Men’s National team

Cost: 3 euro per session

Venue: Melaan 16
2800 Mechelen

Contact BCF Manager
Phone: +32 471 807 432