Regional Development Centre FAQs
Regional Development Centre FAQs
Are Regional Development Centres replacing District Cricket?
In part yes, the development centres will run throughout the year, and an improved inter-league cricket offer will now form the competitive element of the pathway.
Any plans for the Y11’s who missed out on the County trials this year?
Existing County Age Group squad members will receive invitations to the appropriate sessions.
Why can’t Under 11 or Under 13 players register?
The drop-down menu for ‘player experience’ refers to your child’s current school year, please select the relevant category based upon this.
My son is a County player in Year 8, why can’t I register him?
County Boys in Year 8 and upwards will have access to squad coaching sessions in the new year. These will be advised via your Hive account and direct email.
Will the sessions be free as they are run by Lancashire Cricket Foundation?
Regional Development Centres are being run by Lancashire Cricket and any profit will be redistributed into the Development of Cricket and providing bursaries to under privileged Children.
How much do Regional Development Centres cost?
This is yet to be announced, but Lancashire Cricket believes that the final cost will be competitive and value for money. The delay is due to the restriction on the number of players able to access each development stage, based on updated ECB guidelines.
When can I sign up?
More information about the sign-up process is coming soon. Those who have registered their interest in attending on lancashirecricket.co.uk/foundation will be first to receive sign up links and further information.
Will additional geographical areas and centres be considered?
The impact of COVID-19 means that some centres are yet to reopen. We will provide further updates on our website and social media once new centres can be confirmed.
Will CDGs be informed of how clubs / regions can nominate players?
The early stages of the scheme are open to all, with no nomination needed. Entry into the latter stages of the scheme will need to be endorsed, and this will come via Development Centre coaches, County Age Group coaches, inter league representatives and your Cricket Development Officer.
Will this spread out to other feeder counties like Cheshire?
The Regional Development Centres are a Lancashire Cricket pathway, neighbouring counties run their own pathways.
Is it safe to attend Regional Development Centre sessions during COVID-19?
All our staff have been through the relevant COVID-19 safety courses which have been provided by the ECB and Sport England.
Will spectators be allowed into the sessions?
In accordance with current Sport England guidance for High and Very High-Risk areas, no indoor spectators are allowed.
Am I allowed to travel outside of my Very High Risk local area to attend a session?
People are advised not to travel into or out of areas that have a very high alert level, including for sport, unless this is necessary to enable individual exercise or to exercise for people from the same household or support bubble. This doesn't apply to travel where it is necessary to enable disability sport, sport for educational purposes, elite sport or supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s to take place.
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