Ellerslie Cricket Club

Girls Cricket

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Ellerslie Cricket Club Junior Girls Squad 2013/2014

Ellerslie Cricket Club runs a popular Junior cricket programme across all year groups from the age of 5. Our Junior Girls Co-Ordinator David Woolford runs our Junior Girls programme in conjunction with coaching staff from the Club and our Junior Convenor, Shane Wilson.

Our philosophy is simple. We are a community and family orientated cricket club and exist to nurture and support our members to achieve their potential. We focus on both their personal and playing development and in turn we hope that our members will remain loyal to our Club and support the Ellerslie community.

During the 2013/2014 season the Auckland Cricket Association reviewed its female playing structure and has recently announced a new pathway for girls playing cricket from Under 10 through to Premier Grade. This new structure allows for long term growth in female cricket playing numbers in the region.

ACA Female Playing Structure
Premier
Emerging Hearts Division 1
Emerging Hearts Division 2
U14 Future Hearts
U 12 Junior Hearts
U10 Mini Hearts
Nursery Grade

Ellerslie Cricket Club supports this new structure and we are looking forward to seeing our Junior Girls' teams advance up the grades under the mindful leadership of David and his team of coaches.

Girls can join our cricket programme at any age and will receive training and support suitable for their skills and experience.

 

There are many benefits to joining the Ellerslie Cricket Club Junior Girls Programme including:

  • It helps improve speed, agility, flexibility and sharpens reflexes
  • It increases concentration and the ability to think tactically and strategically
  • Girls learn how to be part of a team
  • They meet, engage and become friends with girls from other schools in the area
  • It develops great hand/eye co-ordination and skills
  • It develops faster decision making
  • It promotes sportsmanship and fair play
  • Girls learn self control, respect for others and develop integrity
  • They become part of the Ellerslie Cricket Community

OUR COACHING PHILOSOPHY

We follow the Auckland Cricket Association's Coaching Philosophy which has an athlete centred approach.

'As coaches, we are there for our players. We strive to take an athlete-centered approach to coaching where the needs of each athlete come first. As such the environment we create:

  • Is challenging and fun
  • Is safe and encourages a sense of belonging
  • Encourages excellence in performance
  • Fosters participation, skill development and teamwork
  • Develops well-rounded individuals who are confident, creative, accountable, set personal goals and are good decision-makers
  • Emphasises fair play and upholds the ‘Spirit of Cricket’


The Spirit of Cricket represents the positive benefits of playing by the rules, using common sense and respecting fellow players, coaches, umpires, opponents and supporters.'

Girls can either join the Ellerslie Cricket Club individually or as part of a school team. We operate a School Programme for Girls and any school wishing to formalise a cricket programme under their banner should contact our Junior Girls Co-Ordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

PLAYING PATHWAY FOR GIRLS

Nursery Grade: Year 0 - 2

Girls and boys from Year 0 to 2 can join our Nursery Grade which is run on a Friday night at the Ellerslie Domain from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. The emphasis for this age group is fun activity in a controlled environment. This Grade is run as a skills session for the first hour where the players rotate between skills stations. At each station, players learn different aspects of the game from qualified coaches/senior players - batting, bowling and fielding techniques. During the second hour they play modified games sessions.

While this is all happening, parents can relax and enjoy a picnic dinner, sausage sizzle and a glass of wine on the bank. All equipment is provided by the Club. The skills sessions and games are played with a soft ball, plastic bats and plastic wickets. Pads are not required.

The season runs from Friday 7 November, taking a break over the summer holidays and then continuing through to the end of March. Our Nursery Grade subscription is just $95 for the season with a 20% discount for 3 or more family members playing for the Club. Children receive various promotional offers and gifts from our sponsors throughout the season and every week a player from each team receives a 'Player of the Day' certificate. There is a Junior Prizegiving ceremony at the end of the season where children also receive an official team photo.

Click HERE to register your daughter today.

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Mini Hearts (Under 10) Quikhit

The Under 10 grade is designed for beginners who are usually in Years 3 and 4. It is played with a soft ball without pads or gloves. This module is run at Melville Park in Epsom on Saturday mornings from 8.30am – 10.00am. There are 8 players on each side and games are 16 overs per innings with each player batting and bowling. All games are played on grass pitches mown in the outfield. Players are expected to attend practice once a week at the Ellerslie Domain on Wednesday afternoons from 3.30 – 5.00pm.

Junior Hearts (Under 12) Quikhit

The Under 12 grade) is designed for beginners who are usually in Years 5 and 6. It is played with a soft ball without pads or gloves. This module is run at Melville Park in Epsom on Saturday mornings from 8.30am – 10.00am. There are 8 players on each side and games are 16 overs per innings with each player batting and bowling. All games are played on grass pitches mown in the outfield. Players are expected to practice once a week at the Ellerslie Domain on Wednesday afternoons from 3.30 – 5.00pm.

Junior Hearts (Under 12) Hardball

The Under 12 grade is for experienced players, usually fromYears 5 and 6 who have already played a season of softball cricket. This module is run at grounds across Auckland. It is played on Saturday mornings from 8.30am - 11.45am. There are between 6 and 10 players on each side and games are between 20 and 25 overs per innings with the proper cricket format being followed. Players are expected to practice once a week at Martyn Wilson Field (on the corner of Shore and Orakei Roads in Remuera) on Monday afternoons from 3.30pm – 5.00pm.

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In the future the Ellerslie Cricket Club will be able to offer teams in the Future Hearts (Under 14) Hardball grade and Emerging Hearts Division 1 and 2 grades.

The season runs from 1 November through to the end of March. Our Junior Girls subscription is just $100 for the season with a 20% discount for 3 or more family members playing for the club. Children receive various promotional offers and gifts from our sponsors throughout the season and every week a player from each team receives a 'Player of the Day' certificate. There is a Junior Prizegiving ceremony at the end of the season where children also receive an official team photo. Click HERE to register your daughter today.

For more information please contact our Junior Girls Co-Ordinator David Woolford or our Club Manager Corey Parr-Thomson.

 

 

 

Club Manager

Corey Parr-Thomson

Mobile: 021 873150

Or click HERE to contact via website.

 
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