Atlanta Cricket Zone offers one of the most advanced training and coaching facilities in North America. Our approach to cricket coaching is based on first hand experience gained by our coaches as international players and as coaches to other international teams and players.
Our vision is to provide talented cricketers who want to take their game to the highest level by providing proper coaching, guidance, technology and support, as well as train the next generation of cricketers in USA at the grass root level. Our coaches and mentors are here for our players. We pride ourselves in our approach to coaching, needs of our players always comes first and the environment we provide for them is challenging, fun, safe and encourages sense of belonging. We want our players to learn to perform at levels they haven’t before, learn to be part of the team, develop their skills and most importantly learn teamwork.
Our goal is to produce well-rounded individuals who are confident, creative, accountable, good decision-makers and know the importance of fair play while harnessing the ‘Spirit of Cricket’.Our coaches are not judged on the result of the game. The real test is if the players are enjoying themselves, looking forward to coming back next week, learning, and playing hard but fair. Coaching is about developing better people, no matter what age or ability, not just better cricketers.
We aim to give all of our players the tools to succeed. It is vital for players to have strength, stamina and correct technique whether you are a fast bowler, batsmen or wicket keeper. We focus on the education of players about the fundamental, technical and psychological aspects of cricket as a sport.Whatever your goal is to score runs, take wickets,better catches or perhaps field better, we can help you achieve these goals. Our programs also promote team building, strategy and team leadership under stressful conditions.
Clayton Lambert-Head Coach
Guyana born Clayton Lambert played club cricket for Guymine Sports Club and other local cricket clubs as a teenager. Clayton is a left-handed opening batsman and also bowled some right-arm off spin.
He was a prolific scorer in local tournaments and started his first class career in Inter County tournament in Georgetown, Guyana during the 1983/84season. The Guyana selectors recognized his talent at the local level and he was selected to represent Guyana at inter territorial tournaments during the same period.
Ricardo Powell Cricket Academy
Atlanta Cricket Zone is also home for Ricardo Powell Cricket Academy. Ricardo Powell Cricket Academy (RPCA) offers high performance coaching services and support to young & professional cricketers, clubs and academies throughout the USA. RPCA takes great pride in delivering a comprehensive one on one developmental program covering all facets of the game of cricket. Ricardo Powell, currently chairs USA Cricket selection committee and leads RPCA’s coaching program.
At Atlanta Cricket zone we offer variety of program for all skill levels under guidance of our Head Coach Lambert. Our use of technology and advance coaching techniques develop skills of all players at a very rapid pace. It does not matter if you are a beginner playing for fun, a weekend warrior playing for a local league or has aspirations to become a professional player; we have the program to fit your needs.
At Atlanta Cricket Zone you are exposed to cricket culture. Under the watchful eyes of our coaches, senior mentor and professional players; every player has opportunity to correct his technique, improve his game and fast track it through advance coaching to an elite level and have a long injury free career.
We offer year round camps for skills development of young, adult, league and professional players. We offer speciality camps for groups based on age and skill level to fit the needs of an individual player.Your journey begins with an interview with the coach. After the interview you will go through basic assessment process.
You will be assessed on following criteria’s.
– Fitness Level
– Skill Level
– Role Interest
– Advance PV Assessment (optional but highly recommended)
At the conclusion of set of sessions an assessment and detailed review is done of player’s performance, participation level, performance, interest level, skill level and potential role on the cricket field. These results become part of your progress report over the years to come.
Group Sessions are curriculum driven programs designed by our Head Coach based on skill level. This strict curriculum is divided in three different skill sets with gradual technical skills advancement. As the players learn and master techniques and grow as payers the complexity of program grows with it.
Once a player has gone though all 3 programs successfully, he or she now has technical understanding of cricket as sport, skills to play the game, has developed the likeness to the game and has defined ones role as a batsman, bowler, wicket keeper and or as an all-rounder. In our group sessions we try to pair players with various skill levels to create competitiveness with in the age group and learn as a team. There is nothing better than friendships formed while competing as they are based on respect and mutual interest.
Group Sessions are offered on Saturday and Sunday during regular year and an accelerated program is available during summer.
• Understanding of all gear
• How to protect yourself
• Basic rules overview
• Understanding of crease
• Basic Defensive Front Foot Shots
• Basic Defensive Back Foot Shots
• Basic Offensive Front Foot Shots
• Basic Offensive Back Foot Shots
• Lofted Shots
• Properly throw the ball
• Fielding Drills
• Taking Catches
• Basic Bowling
• The Grip
• The Run Up
• Picking up line and length
• Understanding the Field
• Field placement
• Scoring areas
• Shot Selection
• How to Hit Boundaries
• Front Foot Drives
• Back Foot Drives
• How to Play Cuts
• Late Cut third man
• Pull Shots
• Leg Glance
• Flicks (wrist work)
• Seam Bowling
• Swing Bowling
• Leg Spin
• Reading Pitch and field conditions
• Playing In-Swing
• Playing Out-Swing
• Playing Seam Bowling
• Playing Leg Spin
• Reading Leg Spin
• Playing Off Spin
• Adding Variations to your spell
• Leadership Role Basic
• Field Advance Set up
• Setting up the Field traps
• How to select batting order
• When to changing bowlers
90 MIN GROUP SESSIONS *
60 MIN 1 ON 1 SESSIONS*
*Sessions Includes Coaching, Lane Rental, Bowling Machine, Shot Shaper & Power Hitter System
**Requires Players to have PV Membership