A LITTLE ABOUT US
Cricket Hoppers has been born out of an absolute love of cricket.
Ben and Ian have both been involved with cricket teams in Winchester for years with Ian coaching children’s cricket for over 30.
The idea for Cricket Hoppers came from Ben trying to find a cricket class to take his young boys to and struggled to find one that offered cricket for more than twelve weeks of the year.
Cricket Hoppers offers classes for boys and girls aged from three to eight. We’ve designed indoor and outdoor programmes, meaning we can offer classes all year round.
Our head coach Ian, has over 30 years of coaching experience and he has used this knowledge to design a progressive programme for all our Cricket Hopper children. Our 45 minute classes are split into three parts:
Fundamental movement and motor skills relating to cricket
Wide range of cricket skills and drills
Playing games that will develop tactical awareness, concentration and team work
Through differentiated activities, our classes will stimulate learning and progress of all ages and stages of development.
As our classes are indoors, we can offer a programme all year round, and of course we'll utilise the fab outdoor spaces on sunnier days.
Classes mainly take place on weekend mornings - midweek classes will be available soon!
BENEFITS OF OUR CLASSES
1. IT ALL STARTS WITH
A WARM UP
We recognise the importance of a
fun, dynamic warm up. We have a full range of equipment such as ladders, cones, bean bags and wobble boards, to ensure all children are ready and focused for the challenge of the class.
2. TIME TO GET TECHNICAL
This lies at the heart of what we do. Getting all of our children to learn the basics and beyond. We have a wide range of cricket equipment to aid learning. We will coach a full range of fielding, batting and bowling skills, ensuring all sessions are differentiated to stimulate, challenge and progress learning.
3. TEAM TIME
Games are an essential part of every class, with the aim of providing a learning opportunity both when wining and losing takes place. Through playing games, we encourage respect for opponents together with valuing the importance of the spirit of cricket. Learning to work with others in a caring and co-operative manner, is something we believe should be introduced at an early age.
Kings' School, Winchester
Prince's Mead School, Winchester
Winchester Racquets and Fitness
Class timetable and locations
We run classes for 3-8 year olds on weekend mornings, and a Tuesday morning Mini Hopper class for pre schoolers age 3 & 4.
Saturday classes are held in the Sports Hall at Kings' School, in South Winchester.
Sunday morning classes run in the Sports Hall at Prince's Mead school.