The aim of Pro Cricket Academies is to motivate, improve and educate all players boys, girls, women & men that attend what ever their age or ability. By raising standards we will also improve their cricketing performance in the process.
We cater for men, women, girls and children aged five years to adults. What ever your ability we have sessions that cater for everyone and run elite invite only sessions for County and District cricketers aged 11-15yrs.
We base our nets on ability not age. We currently have two U13 boys training with the men. This is based on their maturity, physicality and cricketing ability. It provides a more challenging environment and will fast track their learning.
Our adult sessions are attended by minor county players so the standard is very good but we also differentiate this session for the club cricketer that's also keen to improve their game.
We use bowling machines and video analysis to aid develop of all players and have had over 62,000 Youtube hits. Player initiated learning is a big part of what we do.
If you have the passion and desire to improve your game then our courses and coaching team will create an environment for you to achieve your goals and have greater success out in the middle.
The Head Coach Brad Donelan is an ECB Level 3 coach, Ex professional cricketer and has 34 years coaching experience around the globe and has worked with International coaches (Duncan Fletcher & Peter Moores). Your game is in safe hands.
In September 2019 we opened a girls/women's only academy in Chester; a unique opportunity for female only professional coaching.
Join us to train like a pro we look after four areas of your game: TACTICAL - MENTAL - PHYSICAL - TECHNICAL
Coaching 9yrs - Adults
What We Do?
Strength & Conditioning
Girls/Women's only Academy
Guest Coaches have included:
Peter Moores (Former England Coach, Coach of Nottinghamshire CCC)
Gary Yates (Lancashire CCC Academy coach)
Kim Barnett (Former Director of Cricket Derbyshire CCC)
Julian Wood (Power Hitting Specialist Coach)
Stephen Parry (Lancashire CCC & England spin bowler)
Testimonials: "We have struck gold with Brad. Quite impressed with his well focused training sessions. His ability to focus on individual abilities of boys and nourish them to excellence is outstanding. Using perfect blend of experience, techniques and technology Brad brings best out of all. What has impressed me further is his focus on fitness and postures which has not only helped new comers but enhanced skills of existing players. Both my sons have excelled under his guidance and are becoming a well trained sports person. I recommend Pro Cricket Academies to all those who either professionally or out of passion want to excel in the game. Under Brad it the best place to go." Anand Srivastara - Parent of two boys that attend my academy
"Brad has an understanding and depth of knowledge of the techniques involved in both playing and coaching sport that is outstanding. However what truly sets him apart from other sports coaches is his unparalleled ability to convey the right message at the right time to the player that he is teaching – whatever their ability and experience. Simply put, he is a wonderful communicator – and when this is added to his sense of fun, and his sporting ability, the result is an extremely enjoyable and positive improvement for all of his pupils. I would recommend Brad as a coach without reservation to any parent that has a child that is interested in sport – whatever level they are at. He will get the best out of them and, equally as important, they will thoroughly enjoy the whole experience". Simon Spence - Parent
My son has been working with Brad for about 3 years both in group sessions and 1-2-1’s. He admires Brads top level of professional knowledge and playing experience and really trusts in his coaching. Brad is very approachable and easy to talk to. He is also very honest and will identify weaknesses and bad habits. He has completely transformed Louis ability. He comes back from every lesson with enthusiasm and energy. Brad shows a total commitment to working on the weaker areas, challenging his game and in developing his confidence too. Brad works rigorously hard with my son every single second of the lesson. You need the video analysis (which is fantastic and promptly sent post lesson) as there is so much he has learnt and it’s so helpful to look back on. He has a lot of respect for Brad both as a coach and mentor. We would totally recommend him as an invaluable coach. Caroline Hursthouse - Parent