Junior Overview



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

 

In-2-Cricket

Is the entry level program run on Sunday mornings and is aimed at children aged 5 to 8 years old.

 

T20 Blast

T20 Blast is a program for children aged 8 to 9 years old and aims to bridge the gap between In-2-Cricket and more structured U12 junior competition.  Elsternwick is offering this program to local children for the first time in 2017/18.

 

SECA U12, U14, U16

Is a structured competition for children aged 9 to 16 years old with the U12 teams playing on Saturday or Sunday 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