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Junior Registration is now open for 2016/17!

August 12, 2016 No Comments
Welcome Elwood Cricket Club Juniors…

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2016/2017 CRICKET SEASON

REGISTER HERE

Elwood Cricket Club (ECC) juniors offers 3 levels of participation:

MILO in2CRICKET

This program is designed to introduce boys and girls from 5 to 8 years old to the game of cricket. Kids will learn the basics of the game in a fast, fun and active program that emphasises maximum participation and cricket skill development.
Registration fee $75

MILO T20 Blast

This is designed to prepare your child for Junior Club Competition Cricket. It is aimed to give girls and boys aged 7-12 years their first experience of playing games of cricket. The program is much shorter than traditional cricket with a maximum of 90 minutes playing time.
All the equipment is supplied and the games take place at the same venue each week.
Registration fee $120

Junior Club Competition Cricket

Junior club cricket provides players with the opportunity to engage in competition and more specific skill development where mastering the basics of cricket are a priority. At ECC, junior players can register in the following:
  • U12s – players must be 12 years or under on 1st September 2016.
  • U14s – players must be 14 years or under on 1st September 2016.
  • U16s – players must be 16 years or under on 1st September 2016.
Please note that the transition between T20 Blast and club competition cricket at Elwood is Under 12s ‘Rookies’. Rookies cricket introduces participants to match play cricket with some rule modifications.
Registrations and payments for competition cricket must be completed no later than Friday 16th September. Fees for the 2016/2017 season will remain unchanged at $220 per player.
The club have introduced an Early Bird offer (saving $20) closing Sunday 4th September aimed to encourage early registration and give the junior coaches time to organise teams.
We would appreciate it if you could register as soon as possible.

REGISTER HERE

Registration is via the MyCricket website.

Choose the level of participation for your child and click Register.
If your child has played cricket in the past he/she will have a MyCricket ID. If you can’t find the id or unsure if you registered in the past Click ‘Forgot your MyCricket ID” and the MyCricket ID will be sent via email.
If you are new to cricket then start as a ‘New Participant’.
Please check with your friends and teammates from last year to make sure they are reading their email. We don’t want anyone to miss out.

Team Selection

Unfortunately recent seasons have seen many examples of mis-matches and players participating either well above or well below their capability which is not conducive to the development of the player. In many cases, it detracts from the enjoyment of the game for all concerned and we have therefore decided to place more rigour around our team selection process to enable players to participate within an environment that will nurture their development.
The above strategy has not been adopted to chase on-field success nor split existing peer groups.
Being a large club, we are confident that most if not all players will still be able to play with plenty of their mates and the committee supports this important aspect unequivocally. It is after all what community sport is all about. But first and foremost, our charter is to offer an environment where a young player can achieve his/her cricketing potential and having players participate at an appropriate level is a critical part of this equation.
It is the aim of the junior committee to have the team selection process completed by the Junior Clinic Day on Friday 24th September.

Meet our Junior Development Coach for season 2016/2017

The Elwood Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Jake Farrow has been appointed the junior development coach for season 2016/2017. Jake is tasked with overseeing the training and development of our juniors 4 days a week. He will work with the club and our junior coaches to create and implement a coaching plan to encourage the development of our junior players Introducing Jake:
  • 23 years old and originally from a small town English town called Northwich
  • Holds an ECB level 2 cricket coaching certificate
  • Worked with Yorkshire County Cricket Club for 4 years coaching players ranging in age from 3 to 65 years on all aspects of the game of cricket
  • Worked with Cheshire County Cricket Board and Lancashire County Cricket Club on summer junior programs
  • Since moving to Melbourne Jake has worked with Shaun Brown’s junior cricket academies, South Melbourne districts and Elwood cricket club
  • Played cricket at Cheshire, Northrop Hall and Middle Park cricket clubs
From Jake: “I am really looking forward to starting the season as junior development coach of Elwood Cricket Club. After having a brief introduction to Elwood in 2014/15, I am now ready to work with all the juniors of Elwood to aim big and have a successful and enjoyable forthcoming season.”
Jake will also be available for private coaching by arrangement.
We look forward to seeing you all down at the Club over the summer.
Any queries, please contact elwoodccjuniors@gmail.com
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