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Juniors Overview

 

Elsternwick Cricket Club runs a comprehensive junior program that caters for boys and girls aged 5 to 16 years old.

 

Junior Blasters

Is for kids new to cricket with participants building their skills through fun, game based activities. The games are designed for small groups to ensure every child gets a go, allowing them to test and learn new skills. When they have mastered the basics they will be ready to graduate to Master Blasters where they can play modified games of cricket.

 

Master Blasters

Is a super fun, social, safe, cricket program for boys and girls aged 7 to 10. 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, at a local cricket club or community centre. At this stage Elsternwick does not have a team entered in this program but intends to participate in the program in 2019/20.

 

SECA U12, U14, U16

Is a structured competition for children aged 9 to 16 years old with the U12 teams playing on Saturday mornings and the U14 and U16 teams playing on Friday evenings.

 

JG Craig U15 Competition

Is a carnival run by the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association in the January School holidays. The competition is of representative standard and is played on turf wickets. Trials for the Elsternwick team are conducted in October / November each year.

 

Further details about each program can be obtained by clicking on the links above or via the Juniors menu at the top of the page.

 

Coaching

Elsternwick CC aims to appoint accredited coaches to all teams. Team coaches are typically young men currently playing senior cricket who have recently completed or are about to complete their junior careers. The team coaches are supported by more experienced coaches at each age level.

All Elsternwick junior coaches are expected to registered with Cricket Coaches Australia. Team coaches should have completed as a minimum the Introduction to Cricket on-line training module. Age level coaches are encouraged to have completed as a minimum the Community Coaching (Level 1) qualification.

Current or prospective coaches can access the Cricket Coaches Australia website and take the on-line course here.

 

Working With Children Check

The Working With Children Act requires adults working with and in direct contact with children to submit to a check to ensure their suitability for such work. This requirement applies to the activities of Elsternwick CC where children train for and play cricket. Direct contact includes oral, written or electronic communication as well as face-to-face and physical contact.

Accordingly, Elsternwick CC requires all Junior Team Managers and Team Coaches over the age of 18 to hold a Working With Children Check, even though parents of children participating in the activity are not required by the Act to have the check. Elsternwick does not require parents performing incidental duties such as scoring or volunteering as umpires to submit to the check. Officials in the senior club that have direct contact with children are also required to have the check.

To apply for the check, access the Victorian Government Working With Children Check website here.

The check is free for volunteers.

People undertaking Coaching or Team Management need to list Elsternwick Cricket Club as an Organisation.

Elsternwick Cricket Club

PO Box 741

Elsternwick Vic 3185

0408 306 595

Events

Christmas Function 2018
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Trivia Night 2019
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