Cricket Derbyshire and Derby College are working in partnership to create the Cricket Derbyshire Sport Academy. Apply now for September 2016.
The Cricket Academy combines professional cricket coaching and performance development with academic study. This is an ideal option for cricketers looking for a career within the sports industry as a cricket coach, performance analyst, sports promoter or for those wanting to progress into higher education.
Players will study a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching whilst also receiving professional coaching from current and former first-class cricketers. In addition, students will gain access to elite performance analysis labs and testing facilities at The 3aaa County Ground.
The Academy programme will include:
• Use of DCCC’s elite training facilities such as the performance analysis labs
• Vocationally related cricket-based work placements at The 3aaa County Ground
• Cricket coaching or officiating qualifications to aid employment opportunities
• Six hours of performance coaching each week by professional coaches
• Technical, tactical and lifestyle advice and guidance to improve your game
It will offer young people in Derbyshire of all abilities – who are interested in sport, cricket events, competency and coaching – the opportunity to gain further education qualifications and to enhance further employment opportunities.
Commercial Director, Ryan Duckett said: “The Cricket Derbyshire BTEC Sport Academy is an exciting venture designed to develop cricket talent within Derbyshire, both as recreational players and coaches.
“Players, both male and female, will get the opportunity to sample the life of modern day professional cricketers by using the excellent facilities at The 3aaa County Ground and will receive a top quality education through Derby College.
“Applicants will have the best of both worlds; training in Derby College’s state of the art facilities and taking practical lessons with professional, qualified ECB coaches as well as guest sessions from Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Elite Performance Coaches and first team squad members.”
For further information, potential students can visit: www.derby-college.ac.uk/