Tigers sessions last for approximately 45 minutes, after which the children have a chance to unwind with a drink while watching the older children playing a real game of korfball at the end of their session.Tiggers sessions focus on having fun through physical play, improving children’s balance, co-ordination and agility. We aim to challenge our young players in a fun way using simple games and equipment, encouraging teamwork and spatial awareness as well as introducing ball handling and running skills that are used in both korfball and a variety of other team sports.
Parents of Tiggers must stay on site during the session. You are welcome to stay on the sidelines or watch from the balcony upstairs in the cafe area.
Tigers Juniors is for boys and girls aged 7 to 13 (Y3 to Y8). We welcome children who are completely new to korfball as well as those who have played before. Tigers Juniors sessions last 60 minutes and are led by club coaches and a team of helpers. The children at Tigers Juniors sessions are organised into different age groups, each with their own coach:
Each session starts with some games to get muscles warmed up and hearts pumping. In the middle part of the session, the three age groups work independently on korfball skill such as shooting, passing, and movement around the court, and on exercises to improve agility and balance. In the last part of the session there is some match play, where everyone gets a chance to put their latest korfball skills into practice.
We try to arrange regular matches throughout the season for our U9, U11 and U13 players with local teams, as well as entering Tigers teams in junior korfball tournaments in the summer, including National Youth Day in July.
At age 13, juniors who want to keep playing korfball can move on to the seniors. Cambridge Tigers senior club training is on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.45pm, at the Perse Boys’ School. Once they have joined the club as a senior, they will be eligible to play in the local Cambridgeshire korfball league alongside our other senior players, if they wish.
Cambridge Tigers coaches are all qualified to at least Level 1, and have several years’ experience as players, coaches and parents! The helpers at each session are club members who volunteer to come along each week to help support junior development in the club.
All our coaches are CRB-checked and the club has a Child Protection Policy which coaches and helpers sign up to. First aid cover is provided by the staff at Chesterton Sports Centre.
Children need to wear suitable sports clothing for Tiggers and Tigers Juniors – for example, a t-shirt, shorts and trainers – and they should also bring a bottle of water to access throughout the session.