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DFCA run Cricket Coaching Courses throughout the year in Bristol, where we see thousands of cricketers from Children to Adults, Boys, Girls, Men and Women, of all abilities. Term Time Courses, Weekend Courses and Holiday Courses throughout Bristol are all popular options.

The Courses are delivered to the highest standard and use all the latest skills, drills and equipment currently used by professional cricketers and may also incorporate the bowling machines and video analysis.

The DFCA courses are structured and designed to help cricketers improve their confidence with a positive attacking mind set in the four main areas of Batting, Bowling (Medium, Fast or Spin) Fielding and Wicket Keeping. The coaches encourage the cricketers to think for themselves, to ask and answer questions and to bring their own experiences of the game to the courses. We don’t use jargon – just clear, simple language that will allow every player to understand and enjoy their cricket.

We also run Specialist Courses with Current or Former Professional Players and Coaches

Little Crickets (Trade Marked by DFCA LTD)

Little CricketsLittle Crickets is a revolutionary programme for 3- 5 year olds that will give your child a perfect introduction and foundation to the techiniques and skills they will need to play cricket, whilst also developing the co-ordination, agility, athleticsm and confidence that are fundamental to modern team sports.

3 -5 year old sessions are fast moving and fun and takes place in a supportive and encouraging enviroment, which enables children of all abilites and experience to have a great time whilst learning the basics of the game. Mums and Dads will be encouraged to join in the fun too to help with our skill activities on a 1-2-1 basis with your child!

Howzat4kidzHowazat 4 Kidz

6 -8 year olds sessions are developing on the basics and foundations set from 3- 5 year old sessions to looking into small sided games with tactical awareness building up to pairs cricket matches by the end of each course.

Parents are more then welcome to stay and watch.

DFCA are now in the process of setting up a DFCA Howzat4kidz Team for 2018 which will take the team/s on the road to play local cricket clubs in pairs cricket matches 5/6 matches planned.

Junior CricketJunior Cricket

9 -12 year olds learning the basics of hard ball cricket setting the platform for you the player to learn try things and improve your core skills and the challenges ahead in the game of cricket

Advanced Cricket

13 -16 year olds developing into a young adult taking responsability for your game and how you the player can develop it with our fantastic team of DFCA coaches to facilitate your learning on your journey to adult cricket.


17+ - Adults from the local pub team to local cricket clubs in the Gloucestershire leagues we will help you improve your game at any level we use the bowling machines and all the latest equipment to allow you the adult to take full responsability of your game, whilst we at DFCA will facilitate and get you to work it out and problems solve your way to becoming a better player in an adult enviroment.

DFCA & Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Player Development Pathway.

  • 3 -5 Years Little Crickets (Soft Ball) (Trade Marked by DFCA LTD)
  • 6- 8 Years Howzat4kidz (Soft Ball) DFCA Howzat4kidz Cricket Team planned for 2019!!
  • 9-12 Years Junior Cricket (Hard Ball)
  • 13 Years - 16 Year olds Advanced Cricket
  • 17+ - Adults  Cricket Course
  • Specialist Courses  with Current or Former Professional Players & Coaches

Special guests to date have been:

Chris Dent Gloucestershire CCC Captain to date

David Payne ECB Level 2 Gloucestershire CCC Fast Bowler

Mark Thorburn ECB Level 4 former Gloucerstershire CCC and Current Fast Bowling coach to GCCC

Tom Smith ECB Level 3 Gloucestershire CCC Spin Bowler and Academy Coach

Will Tavare ECB Level 2 Gloucestershire CCC top order batter - to date

Sam Bracey ECB Level 2 former Gloucestershire CCC Wicket Keeper

Chris Taylor England Fielding Coach ECB Level 4

Julian Wood England Power Hitting Coach T20 ECB Level 4

Owen Dawkins Gloucesterhshire CCC Academy Director/2nd Xl coach

Richard Dawson Gloucestershire CCC Head Coach & England u/17 & 19 Spin Coach
Former Engalnd Spinner ECB Level 4

Mike Smith Former Gloucestershire CCC & England Fast Bowler

Gary worgan ECB Level 3 Coach Education Spin

Tim Hancock ECB Level 4 Head of Gloucestershire CCC Academy, Former Gloucestershire CCC opening batsmen

Paul Muchall ECB Level 4 Former Gloucestershire CCC & Durham CCC All rounder

James Rendall ECB Level 2 Former Gloucestershire CCC Spin Bowler

Cam Herring ECB Level 2 former Gloucestershire CCC Wicket Keeper