The MCC Cricket Academy is London’s premier indoor cricket destination and one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world. Based at Lord’s Cricket Ground in St. John’s Wood, the MCC Cricket Academy offer a range of coaching courses for children aged 3-17.
- Little Legends – Age 3-4
- Cricket Cubs – Age 5-7
- Future Stars – Age 8-10
- Academy All-Rounders – Age 11-13
- Cricket Masters – Age 14-17
All stages of development are nurtured by dedicated coaches and cover everything from a
basic introduction to the movement, skill and rules of cricket for total beginners through to advanced batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping techniques including an understanding of the laws of the game.
Coaching is available throughout the year with intensive courses being staged during school terms, half term and school holidays. Below is a selection of courses, coaching and analysis on offer.
Weekly Group Courses
These 12 week courses are run on set days and times (depending on age), during each spring, summer and autumn school terms. Specifically designed programmes are taught by our professional coaches to provide progression for young cricketers of all abilities giving your budding young cricketers every possible chance to develop their game to their full potential.
School Holiday Courses
You can book your budding young cricketers onto one of these popular courses, where vastly experienced coaches teach all disciplines of cricket. These run during Half Terms and Easter, Summer & Christmas holidays.
The Academy offers a net session with Coach for personalised lessons. All MCC Coaches are minimum ECB Coaching Level 2 qualified and are highly experienced in all forms of the game. Coaching sessions can focus on batting, with the use of a bowling machine, fielding and on your bowling or wicket-keeping technique. All coaching sessions are customised to suit individual requirements and abilities.
Hawk-Eye Bowling Analysis
Nowhere else in the world can a budding cricketer get the opportunity to use this state-of-the-art kit. Hawk-Eye allows cricketers to analyse their skills in minute detail, accurately pinpointing speed and line & length of deliveries bowled. At the end of the session you can view video analysis of performance and graphical Hawk-Eye breakdowns of statistics, in the Analysis Suite. You can see how fast you bowl, watch each delivery back in ‘Virtual Reality’ and measure how far you are turning the ball through spin, seam or swing.
PitchVision Batting Analysis
PitchVision, like Hawk-Eye, is a fantastic analysis tool to help improve your batting game. The state-of the art technology enables MCC coaches to offer in-net assessments of batting techniques. See instant replays of your performance on a laptop and gain more from your coaching session at Lord’s. All video is then available to view, upon registration, from the PitchVision website. PitchVision’s batting analysis tool is the most instant form of video feedback in the net itself.
The Academy facilities
- Net sessions
- One-on-one coaching
- Birthday parties
- Free parking*
- Free Wi-Fi
- Viewing balcony
- Disabled access
- Baby changing facilities
- Coffee Shop, open from 9am to close, selling hot and cold snacks and drinks
- Newly refurbished dressing rooms and showers
- Gym facilities
Lord’s cricket store
A new addition to the Home of Cricket is the Lord’s Cricket Store, bringing you the latest top-of-the-range cricket equipment from all the top brands and for all age groups. Situated in the MCC Cricket Academy and staffed with cricket equipment experts, who are on hand to advise each purchase, while visitors are also able to try equipment before they buy. Open from 10am weekdays and 8am on weekends.
For more information on the MCC Cricket Academy, availability, coaching courses, facilities and prices please call 020 7616 8612 and email firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter @MCC_Academy.
MCC Cricket Academy at Lord’s the Home of Cricket NW8 8QN
*Parking is subject to availability and may not be available during major match days. The closest entrance to the MCC Cricket Academy is the North Gate, off Wellington Road.
See more information on the MCC Academy and other after-school activities and holiday clubs on the All 4 Kids UK Directory