DFCA Cricket Coaching Courses for Children and Adults
DFCA run Cricket Coaching Courses throughout the year in Bristol, where we see thousands of cricketers from Children to Adults, of all ages, ranges, abilitys, and genders. 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 from the Women's and Men's game, and may also incorporate the bowling machines and video analysis.
The DFCA courses are structured and designed to help players 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) Boys & Girls
Little 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!
Howzat4kidz School Years 1, 2, 3 Boys & Howzat4Girlz School Years 3, 4, 5, & 6
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.
DFCA also run our DFCA Howzat4kidz Team which will take the team/s on the road to play local cricket clubs in pairs cricket matches 5/6 matches per season.
Junior Cricket 4 Boys School Years 4, 5, & 6
Junior Cricket 4 Girls School Years 7, 8, 9, & 10
Learning the basics of hard ball cricket setting the platform for the players to learn try things and improve your core skills and the challenges ahead in the game of cricket
School years 7, 8, 9, & 10 developing players to take responsability for their own game, The players can develop their skills and knowledge with our fantastic team of DFCA coaches who will facilitate their learning on their journey to adult cricket.
School Year 11+ - 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)
- School Years 1, 2, & 3 Howzat4kidz (Soft Ball) Plus the DFCA Howzat4kidz Cricket Team
- School Years 3, 4, 5, & 6 Howzat4Girlz (Soft Ball Girls Only )
- School Years 4, 5, & 6 Junior Cricket (Hard Ball)
- School Years 7 , 8, 9, & 10 Junior Cricket 4 Girlz ( Hard Ball Girls Only )
- School Years 7 , 8, 9, & 10 Advanced Cricket ( Hard Ball)
- School Year 11 + - Adults Cricket Course
- Specialist Courses for Batting, Fast/ Spin Bowling & Feilding
- 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 & Welsh Fire
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 former 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