The Leicestershire CCC Academy provides the stepping stone from county age-group players to future second and first team cricketers, with a dedicated regime involving skill work such as fielding, batting and bowling.
Gym work helps to develop strength and conditioning, and personal development and psychology sessions help broaden social and personal skills as well as helping the players with their cricket.
The Academy offers the chance to work with highly skilled coaches and alongside high ability players to develop individually and as a unit.
It also gives players the opportunity to make the step up from age-group cricket in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Here are the player profiles for the Leicestershire CCC Academy intake for 2012/13:
Here are some videos filmed by the Leicestershire CCC Academy to show you their winter processes.