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College Academy

Our College Academy offers 16-18 year olds the opportunity to combine studies with a personalised cricket development programme at The Cooper Associates County Ground.

2020/21 Online Information Evening – Monday 13th July, 7:30pm (Via Zoom)

To book a place on the evening please email scott.chappell@somersetcricketboard.org

 

What is the Academy?

The Somerset Cricket Board Further Education Academy offers 16-18 year olds the opportunity to combine studies with a personalised cricket development programme at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

Players are provided with a structured programme of practical coaching, sports science support and fitness alongside an academic education at the highly regarded Richard Huish College. Former Somerset CCC player Keith Parsons leads a team of high level, experienced coaches.

 

What do players receive?

  • Five hours of coaching per week (this includes two hours of 2:1 coaching and three hours of group coaching).
  • Winter indoor and summer outdoor fixtures.
  • A personalised strength and conditioning programme.
  • Gym membership for the college gym.
  • A place on the ECB Foundation 1 coaching course.
  • Richard Huish sports clothing

 

When does it run?

The programme runs from October to July with outdoor fixtures during the summer term and indoor fixtures during the winter/spring terms.

 

Testimonials

“My son has loved both the cricket programme and the college side. Thank you for running such as excellent programme”. Parent of a current academy player.
 “The academy has made a huge difference to my game. Being able to play as well as study is brilliant”. Current academy player.

 

How do I find out more?

For more information please email scott.chappell@somersetcricketboard.org.

Keith Parsons College Academy Head Coach

Keith Parsons College Academy Head Coach