Players will have up to eight hours a week of training, playing and practicing, organised according to the time of year. Coaching and training sessions will take place in the Cornwall Indoor Cricket Centre – a world-class facility and the most modern in the UK, with five lanes of nets, five bowling machines, advanced video technology and a specialist floor.
There is a strong fixture list, including indoor tournaments, the Schools Sports Magazine National U17 Cup, and AoC Outdoor Twenty20 League. During the year, players will also have the opportunity to train as umpires and coaches within the England and Wales Cricket Board structure.
Annual trips to the ECB Academy at Nottingham, ECB Academy at Loughborough and overseas trips may also take place. Players will receive theory sessions on mental, technical and tactical aspects of the game and undergo some lifestyle management training.
Truro Cricket Academy is a great way to not only stay fit throughout the winter months but to also work on your game, improving skills and techniques. In the summer there are plenty of fixtures to play in various competitions.
We are hoping to produce high-quality players who are given the chance to maximise their talents. There are currently several players showing the potential to play first-class cricket and we have close links with Somerset, Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire Academies.
Students from the Penwith campus can access training and fixtures at Truro if their timetable allows.