- Under 9s (“U9” – under school year 5)
- Under 11s (“U11” – under school year 7)
- Under 13s (“U13” – under school year 9)
- Under 15s (“U15” – under school year 11)
Children are members of a group up until the end of the season of the year in which they have their birthday. For instance, if a child is 9 years old and they turn 10 on 1st May, they continue to be a member of Under 9s until the end of the season (around the beginning of September) then they move up to Under 11s. This roughly fits to school years.
Often children will take part in training and matches for the age group above, depending on their skill and enthusiasm. We regularly have children playing games for Under 9 and Under 11, or Under 11 and Under 13, in the same season.
In the summer all junior cricket training is held from around 6pm until 8pm on Friday evenings (changing to 6:30 – 8:30pm when the evenings get lighter). From mid-winter, normally February, until April we train indoors, with U9 and U11 training together, and U13 and U15 training together. These “winter nets” sessions are from 5:30pm until 7pm and are held at Spen Valley High School (Roberttown Lane, Liversedge, WF15 7LX)
From mid-late April until late August training is at Liversedge Cricket Club using our large cricket ground and outdoor training nets. We also have a yearly “Parents vs Kids” match for U11s and U13s which proves to be great fun – and extremely competitive!
Feel free to pass this information on to friends and family with youngsters who might want to get involved. Cricket is a very inclusive sport, and we’d love to encourage others to have a go.
For 2021 we’ve totally overhauled our fees for junior players. If you bring children to train at or play for the club then you and your family become members of the club FREE of charge – with all of the benefits such as free room hire.
All you need to pay is a charge for your first child of £100 for the entire year. You can pay this as one lump sum on registering, or £50 on registration and another £50 in June.
If you have more than one child you get a 50% discount for the second and third child etc – making your payments for them £25 now and £25 in June. These payments cover the following:
- All training sessions
- All matches
- Winter nets in 2022
- A club shirt for each child
We believe that’s a great deal – a whole year of cricket, and a shirt, for £100 for the first child and £50 for every other child. And no scrabbling around trying to find change for each training session!
We keep a register of attendance at training and at matches, and the club treasurer will keep on top of the payments made for each child. The fees go towards the general running of the cricket club, including purchasing training equipment and upkeep of the grounds.
All our coaches are volunteers, and many have children in one or more of the age groups. All coaches are CRB checked, and are overseen by the Club Chairman, who also happens to be in charge of all junior cricket.
We always welcome additional help with training and matches. This doesn’t have to involve running or having balls thrown at you! Some of the ways parents and other family members can help out with junior cricket are:
- Scoring matches
- Collecting subs
- Taking the training register
- Helping to set up for matches (put out boundary flags etc)
- Make and serve food and drinks
- And, of course, providing support to the teams at matches
Liversedge is a really family friendly club, as you can tell by many members of the club – and some coaches – who have been attending since they were children and now bring their own children. We have a great programme of events happening through the year, and we’d love to tell you about them.
See more information about our junior cricket coaching on these pages: