Elite Player Development Programme

The NECA Elite Player Development Programme consists of 10 x 2 hour sessions specifically designed to challenge and improve young players who have already played representative cricket or indeed are ready to.

The programme is headed by South Northumberland Director of Coaching Steve Chapman and supporting Level ECB 2, 3 or 4 coaches will offer a diverse range of specific skills coaching alongside their own high level playing experience.

Players can expect a maximum of 25 high level attendees on their respective age range course, which will ensure a low player / coach ratio to optimise player contact time.

  • 20 hours of net time & skills coaching covering all aspects of the game

  • Modern drills and practice methods as used by many current First Class Players

  • Strength & Conditioning aspect weekly

  • Bola Ball Machines

In addition to the 20 hours of Net Time there are 3 individual videos to compliment the programme.

Diet & Nutrition

Goal Setting & Planning

Game Sense & Tactics

  • Can diet help my performance?

  • Are there foods I should avoid eating?

  • Why is hydration so important?

  • Why is setting goals important?

  • How do I manage them?

  • Are there different types of goals?

  • How can I set attacking fields?
  • Where can I get a game plan for batting?
  • How do I know if I'd be a good captain?

 Each of these modules will offer every young player an insight into how they can develop different aspects of their cricket and gain positive results using methods other than regular bat and ball practice.

£225 per child


Programmes that will run in 2020:

U13 Elite Book (£135 pro rata x 6 remaining sessions)

Monday 18:05 - 20:00

First Session: Monday 5th October

Last Session: Monday 7th December 


U15 Elite FULL

Thursday 18:35 - 20:30

First Session: Thursday 8th October

Last Session: Thursday 10th December 


U18 Elite Book (£135 pro rata x 6 remaining sessions)

Wednesday - 18:35 - 20:30

First Session: Wednesday 7th October

Last Session: Wednesday 9th December