The Bradman Residential Camp Features
Your child may wish to attend the whole week and sleep in very comfortable accommodation at Chevalier College. OR they may like to come for the day clinics. These are available on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week.
Sir Donald Bradman believed Cricket to be the greatest character builder of all sports and the Bradman Cricket Camps are designed to develop both character and skill in young cricket players. As such, each and every January for the past 22 years, the Bradman Foundation has held its annual residential cricket camp in Bowral.
Aimed at cricket loving kids aged 11-17, the camp is an intensive six-day program covering all technical aspects of the game plus key sport science topics including nutrition, injury prevention and match fitness. The camps also focus on respect and team spirit as well as developing game knowledge, sportsmanship and cricket skills.
“While our camps are primarily about developing cricket skills and game knowledge, a great outcome is the friendships that are fostered, many of which endure for years after the camps, which is very much in keeping with the spirit of Sir Donald Bradman” said Rick McCarthy, Bradman Cricket Ambassador.
The camps are aimed at players of all skill levels from beginner, developing junior to youth representative. Players are placed in small groups matched by age and ability and coached accordingly. Specialist sports staff is on hand to guide, train, encourage and inspire the young cricket players to challenge themselves throughout the week.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Ken Davis, one of Australia’s most proven youth coaches will be our guest coach in January 2012. It’s an incredible opportunity for young players, Ken is one of, if not, the most successful youth coach in Australia!” Said Rina Hore, Bradman Foundation Executive Director.
Ken Davis is the author of many sports coaching books and has a very deep knowledge of bio-mechanics and sports training techniques. His coaching experience spans AFL, tennis and cricket, he’s one of Australia’s leading youth sport coaches and the chance to train with Ken is one that should be taken with both hands!
“We’re really proud of our cricket camps, they are enormously popular and offer young people a fantastic opportunity to have an in-depth Bradman experience” said Rina Hore, “Throughout the week the players have direct access to people who are at the leading edge of the sport and the skills and experiences the kids gain translate into all aspects of their life.”
Over the years the camps have attracted over 4,000 young cricket lovers from as far afield as the West Indies, South Africa, the UK and the Pacific Island region. Many participants have gone on to First Grade cricket and beyond including, Australian players Phil Jacques, Doug Bollinger, Brett Lee and Michael Bevan, South African player Makaya Ntini, English player Nasser Hussain and Indian Player Bishin Bedi.
The total cost of the camp includes all meals, accommodation at Chevalier College, transfers to and from Bradman Oval, coaching fees, training equipment, player video analysis and progress report. All participants also receive a copy of Ken Davis’s most recent coaching manual, 99.94 Ways to Improve Your Game, a cricket camp t-shirt, cap and drink bottle and entry to the Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame.
To find out more information phone 02 4862 1247.