Youth

Registrations for 2020/21 are open.

Our Focus

Our Objectives:

✓Grow the game at grassroots level

✓Develop better ability cricketers

✓Develop more people who love the game for life

Why Change?

In Auckland playing numbers drop drastically from Year 4 to Under 10, Under 10 to Under 11, Under 11 to Under 12 – over 30% drop off after the first year of “real” cricket and Under 13 to Under 14 – over 35% drop off as they enter College. These are not numbers anyone can ignore.

Quality of junior games are low leading to less development of better players:

✓Across all grades (including premier) 68% of all balls bowled were dot balls.

✓Across all grades 19% of all runs came from wides and no balls

How Can We Stay Relevant?

We need to adapt junior cricket to provide:

✓More opportunity

✓Greater skill development

✓More fun

✓Greater involvement

How Do We Achieve This?

We need to change the experience for kids playing cricket:

✓Less players

✓Shorter games

✓Shorter pitches

✓Reduced boundary sizes

✓Ensure every player has more opportunities

What Positives Are We Looking For?

✓More balls in play (less wides and no balls)

✓Better running between wickets - more singles

✓Improved fielding

✓Throwing will be about accuracy and technique, not distance.

✓All fielders experience all positions – no more hiding weaker fielders.

✓Throwing will be about accuracy and technique, not distance.

✓Higher scoring = more excitement

✓Accelerate development of advanced cricket skills for all players

✓Improve retention rates

✓Experienced and qualified coaches will improve player skills.

✓Reduced time commitment –change the perception of parents who resist cricket.

✓Replicate the excitement of T20 Cricket

✓Everyone has an opportunity to bat, bowl and develop

✓Develop better ability cricketers!

CHECK OUT WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CHILD ON THE AGE APPROPRIATE PAGE .



Terms  |  Site Map  |  Staff Login