Cricket tots teaches the fundamentals of cricket to children between the age of 2 ½ to 5 year olds. Our sessions are well structured, progressive and fun. Our qualified instructors love what they do and are knowledgeable, experienced, enthusiastic and engaging.
Each Cricket tots session is carefully designed to teach the fundamentals of cricket to children in an environment that nurtures and facilitates both individual development and the pivotal first experiences of being part of a team.
Cricket skills for children
Each week we work on a range of different cricketing skills. They include batting, catching, bowling and fielding. We develop each skill individually, taking time to develop technical competence from the very first classes. By moving through a number of different developmental activities in each 40 minute class, even the very smallest of children are able to develop their cricketing abilities.
Cricket and child development
We combine individual learning with a multitude of team based activities. Children are well known for their egocentric outlook (one where they cannot understand any viewpoint than their own): Cricket tots helps children begin to understand their relative roles in the world and moreover, the value in seeing things from the perspective of another team member. Of course, the children are not aware of any of these things – in fact sometimes, they’ll want to return to the adult which has brought them to class and there’s a huge value to a child in knowing that their parent or grandparent is present, encouraging them on in their activity.
In practise, our toddlers and pre schoolers have a whale of a time. Whether they are learning to balance, line up in a row, do high fives at the end of a team talk, collecting balls for re bowling or saying their name for the register – everything is paced appropriately to maintain engagement and interaction.
Cricket tots history
The short version of our history to date is that Steve Fitzgerald founded Cricket tots because he couldn’t find any classes to take his own son, William to. If you’d like to read the longer version of the story, it’s over here…
Partnerships and supporters
Cricket tots is supported by Macer cricket. Macer cricket produce bespoke products for Cricket tots – our bats, stumps, wickets and kit are all made exclusively for us. They are sized and scaled appropriately and of course, meet all of the requirements needed when making products for children. As producers of premium cricket kit, Macer are a fast growing family business whose values mirror ours. The time and attention they put into making equipment for your children to use in our classes is unparalleled. No detail is too small for them and we really appreciate their patience with us as we’ve developed our newest iteration of kit.
We in turn are proud supporters ourselves of This Girl Can and Sport England. This Girl Can is an incredible movement which brings sport and activities to girls and women of all ages. We have a real feeling of personal pride in the numbers of girls within our classes and of course, that one of our coaching team also happens to be female herself. This, combined with our support and promotion of all the work Sport England does, is a reflection of our broadest values and goals – to bring sport, team work and a positive learning environment to as many children as we can, worldwide.