Junior development camp 2015

The club is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Geoff Spotswood for a third junior development camp in 2015.

The development camp is particularly focussed on the under 9s, 10s, 12s and 14s, and the club would encourage you to register your child/children for the camp.

The junior teams within the club had a successful 2014/2015 season which got off to a great start following the skills development camp at the start of the season.

Key details:

Date : Wednesday 30th September to Thursday 1st October
Venue:  Beaman Park, Marrickville

Session times:

  • 0830 registration
  • 0900 – 1400 Skills development
  • 1430 – 1600 T20 game
  • By 1630 pick up

SKILL DEVELOPMENT (daily 0900-1400)

The table below provides an overview of the type of skills based sessions that will be held at the development camp.  The actual sessions will be tailored by Geoff and his team to ensure that they are suitable based on age and skill level.

Skill Drills
Grip, Stance, Backlift
Front foot play Driving off tees
Drop & drive
Underarm throwdowns
Overarm throwdowns
½ two game
Driving game
Back foot play Lobbing ball
Underarm on full
Overarm throwdowns
½ two game
Pull shot game
Front & Backfoot Defence Test Match
Pairs - throwdowns
Grip, Runup, Delivery Bowling in pairs off two steps
Target bowling using uprights
Swing & Seam bowling Target bowling using uprights
Spin bowling –
Leg & Off spin Target bowling using uprights
Pairs - target bowling
Catching - Short Pairs – 1 ball then 2 then 2 balls & 2 hands
2 balls using opposite hands
Pairs – increasing distances
Mazza’s drill – pairs, short catches
Figure 8 drill in threes
2 throwers & one catcher – working side to side
Catching competition (Ace, King, Queen etc.)
Short leg drill
Knicks & Pulls
Catching tennis
Catching - High Technique
Pairs - increasing distances
Tennis racquet
3 Ball drill - Rod
Vortex - pairs
Ground fielding Run across between hats, with keeper
Two stump drill
Attacking/ defending game
Fielding Soccer
Runner vs thrower drills
Hit to fielder who fields & rolls at goal
Drill – 5 basemen & 5 fielders
Wicket Keeping Technique
Shadow batting
Keeping to spin
Keeping to pace
Slips & wicketkeeping catching drill
Effecting runouts & stumpings
Run out game
Running between wickets Pairs – Coach calling runs – turning correctly
Runner vs thrower
Games Beat the Ball
Cross Fire
Off-side Touch
Frizbee Gridiron
Diamond Cricket


Day 1 – First innings 1430 – 1600
Day 2 – Second innings 1430 - 1600