We have a large and thriving Junior section that offers cricket coaching and matches for everyone age 5 and upwards. We believe that, as well as bring great fun, cricket can help young people to develop valuable skills such as team working, discipline and fair play.
Don’t worry if you and/or your children don’t know much about cricket; we’re here to help and suggest you start by having a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below.
Junior cricket at Stirling County has a long and hugely successful history, with many players going on to represent senior Stirling County, regional and national teams.
A key aim of our Junior section is to encourage as many youngsters to give cricket a go and to use our coaching team to support those players who are new to the game.
Children aged between 5 and upwards can begin their cricket journey with ‘Kwik Cricket’, a fun, simplified version of the game using plastic bats and soft balls. This is an ideal opportunity to further develop the skills of batting, bowling and fielding in a safe, fun environment without the need for protective equipment (please note that all equipment is provided by the club).
As players progress, they move on to Junior 1,2 and 3 and eventually to Senior cricket. We also present Junior section members for regional and Scottish trial, training and playing opportunities.
KWIK CRICKET, UNDER 11,UNDER 13
FRIDAY 18.00 TO 19.30PM
If you have any queries, please e-mail the club at Contact Us
We take children from age 5 onwards. Our initial emphasis is on devleoping (a) core skills of movement, balance and agility, (b) throwing and catching and (c) an introduction to batting and bowling.
Stirling County Cricket Club is located close to The Peak leisure centre and St Modan’s High School. Please see the maps at the foot of the ‘Contact’ page. If using a Satnav, the postcode is FK7 7WS.
For indoor training, children should wear gym kit and indoor trainers.
In the outdoor season, they should wear similar clothing but should ensure they have warmer clothes (eg. joggers, hoody/tracksuit top) also.
No equipment is necessary as we can supply everything, but please ensure your child always brings a water bottle.
Yes, you are very welcome to stay and watch training sessions and matches. In fact, for younger children it is often a good idea for you to stay for the first couple of sessions to help them settle in.
There is nothing more important to us than the safety of your child. All of our qualified coaches are PVG checked and a qualified first aider is on site at all times. Accidents are rare but if there is ever an issue we will deal with this immediately and contact you as quickly as possible. We discuss safety issues with the children (waving bats around is a regular topic!). We also ensure that the children are properly warmed up before undertaking more strenuous exercise.
Firstly, children are welcome to come along for a few weeks to see if they enjoy cricket. The membership fee is £80 for the whole year, running from January to December. You can get a membership form either at the club or we can email one to you. Payments are by cash, cheque, BACS or Standing Order.
Of course! We want cricket to be inclusive and fun; and children love when they get to come along with their pals!
We will keep you up to date via the club’s Facebook page and our Twitter feed (@Stirlingccc); so please do use one of these. If you don’t use social media, then we are happy to keep you informed by email and/or text. Please do also take the chance to speak to us in person at the end of a session. We welcome your feedback and aim to involve parents as much as possible!
Definitely! Even if you have not played cricket we are always on the lookout for help with things like registration, transport to matches and the occasional bit of catering for special events. And if you would like to get involved as a parent helper with training itself, please do speak to us. This is exactly how some of our coaches first became involved with the junior set-up.