SSC Cricket Academy


The SSC Cricket academy known as SSC School of Cricket has been in operation for over two decades for boys of ages from 6 to 24.

SSC SCHOOL OF CRICKET COACHING
“High quality private tuition for young of all ages!”
 

Our Philosophy

The objective of SSC School of Cricket is to provide fundamental guidelines for cricketers wishing to be the best they can be. At the junior and senior representative level it is necessary for players to have obtained a certain degree of ability in all aspects of the game.  It is the aim SSC School of Cricket, to provide direction for our young players to follow, while providing coaches and parents with a benchmark to best assist the developing player. 

At SSC School of Cricket, we will encourage an innovative and creative style that will enable players to fully develop and express their individual abilities within a team environment. The ability to improvise and implement unexpected strategies in selected situations rather than following the conventional and expected approach will be highly encouraged. These attributes require enormous individual discipline, courage and well-coordinated teamwork. 

At SSC School of Cricket we will endeavor to teach the player to,

  • be able to form a "constructive argument" regarding their own technique without being rude and conceited to others who may offer advice to them
  • be confident in their own abilities without being arrogant.
  • take on and adhere to the team ethics.
  • display self-discipline.
  • produce their best effort in training and games.
  • trust and respect their coach and team mates.
  • respect the opposition and umpires.
At SSC School of Cricket, we will encourage players to display their leadership qualities.  Players will be encouraged to,

  • have an understanding of the rules and playing conditions and their application to the competition they are playing in.
  • be able to communicate effectively with their team-mates, acknowledging and encouraging their efforts and achievements.
  • show strength and courage of his/her convictions. (Be accountable for their own decisions).
  • be decisive and creative.
  • be able to lead by example when required to do so.
  • respect their coaches, umpires and team-mates opinions at all times
Ethics 

At SSC School of Cricket, we will endeavor to teach our players to display an appreciation that they are the current custodians of the game and that they have a genuine responsibility to uphold the ethics and position of cricket for the enjoyment of all who play, support and administer cricket throughout the world and in particular, Sri Lanka.
 
Batting

At SSC School of Cricket, we will endeavor to teach our players to bat aggressively to score their runs at a rate that will provide enough time for the bowlers in their team to dismiss the opposition and force a result.  Circumstances will always provide different challenges that require smart decisions to be made, however, the fundamental aim for each batter should be to,

  • score off every ball.
  • hit the ball accurately into gaps.
  • play the ball at different paces & depths to increase scoring opportunities.
  • maximise singles to increase the scoring rate.
  • counter short-pitched bowling appropriate to the individual's ability and the situation of the game.
  • assess the line, length and pace of every delivery in order to practice making accurate decisions for appropriate shots.

Running between Wickets

Sensible, aggressive running between the wickets is central to our cricket philosophy.  It is important that all available runs are taken no matter the nature or position of the game.  The run that can be successfully completed in the last ten overs of a one-day game will be taken even in the first over of the two-day game.  The intensity and level of the attacking style of running between the wickets is consistent and does not alter. 
Obviously running between the wickets involves two-way communication, however, it is the striker who should call the majority of all first runs, with the non-striker (who should be in the best position of backing up) reacting instinctively.  On first runs, the non-striker should certainly take control in the following situations: 
  1. When the striker loses sight of the ball (eg. The ball hitting the pad and bouncing away at an unusual angle)
  2. When the striker does not call immediately.
  3. When there is any hesitation.
  4. When the non-striker is clearly in a better position to assess the run and he is running to the danger end (such as a ball fumbled by the 'keeper).

Further, we will encourage players to,

  • employ a turning technique that ensures their quickest possible turning speed.
  • back up at the non striker's end with the bat in the hand that allows them to face the bowler.
  • run aggressively in an attempt to turn ones into twos, twos into threes, and threes into fours.

Game Awareness

At SSC School of Cricket, we will endeavor to teach the player to consistently produce maximum performance in any game situation.  In order to achieve this we aim to encourage our  players to,
  • enjoy their cricket.
  • place the importance of team performance above their own.
  • be able to recognise and manipulate the variables that are consistent with obtaining and maintaining maximum levels of concentration.
  • have a consistent and repeatable preparation routine both pre-game and pre-performance.
  • train with pre-set objectives.
  • self evaluate their own performance honestly.
  • have clearly defined long medium and short term (performance) goals.
  • have belief in their ability and that of their team mates to succeed under any circumstances.
  • have the ability to focus their attention on the relevant information and make the correct decisions under game pressure.
  • focus on achieving maximum effect on the factors within their control while not allowing factors beyond their control to effect their performance.
  • practice these skills at all training sessions.
  • above all we encourage our players to never look for excuses……..simply reasons!!!!
 

U-10 Champion

SSC School of Cricket Carnival 2018

U-13 Champion

SSC School of Cricket Carnival 2018

U-15 Champion

SSC School of Cricket Carnival 2018

Over-15 Champion

SSC School of Cricket Carnival 2018

PROFILE OF COACHING STAFF

Full Name:  Carlton Samuel Valentine Bernardus

  • Accredited Level – II Coach, Cricket Australia – Advanced [Cricket Australia ID 936778]
  • Accredited Level IV Coach / Instructor - Sri Lanka Cricket
  • Trained at Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide 1992
  • Awarded the Certificate of Accomplishment by Sports Management Word Wide for Cricket Management USA 2007
  • Coach - Under 19 National Team and Deputy National Game Development Manager, Bangladesh Cricket Board during the period 2000 to 2009.
  • Coach of the Sri Lanka Under 19 National Team 1999 / 2000 [leading up to the ICC Under 19 Youth World Cup Tournament held in Sri Lanka]
  • Coach of the Colombo Colts Cricket Club Division-1 Team and Under-23 Team from 1997 / 1999.

Fees

Monthly Coaching Fee

Rs.2,750 plus VAT

Additional Fees for One on One Coaching

60 minutes – Per Person Cost

Batting

Rs.2000/-

Bowling

Rs.2000/-

Fielding

Rs.2000/-

Wicket Keeping

Rs.1000/-

Fitness for Cricket

Rs.1500/-

Game Awareness

On Request

Video Analysis

On Request
  • Video Analysis – Each participant receives a separate video along with a fundamental written report.
  • Price includes all nets, equipment & ground hire costs

Note: Kindly download the registration form to enrol your son to cricket at SSC School of Cricket.

To make a booking please contact Carlton Bernardus. 

Mobile Phone: 0763838348