Year 1 (Ages 4 to 6 years)
Registrations for the 2018-19 playing season are now open.
Year 1 cricket is suitable for children (boys & girls) in School Years 0 & 1. Older children are welcome to join at this level if they are new to cricket as we also cater for new players in the older grades.
All Year 1 cricket will take place on Friday afternoons in front of the Parnell Clubrooms at Shore Road Reserve (Near the children's playground). These Friday after school sessions are supervised by the Club's qualified cricket coaches. Parent assistance is encouraged. If weather conditions are unfavorable, then Year 1 cricket will be held indoors in the Terry Jarvis Centre.
The 2018-19 playing season for Year 1 is as follows:
Commence Friday 26th October. Last playing day before Christmas-Friday 14th December. Restart post-Christmas, 2019-Friday 1st February. Final session for season-Friday 22nd March, 2019. (Includes Grade 1 break-up).
Start time is 4.45pm and the sessions generally finish around 6.00pm. The Club operates a BBQ sausage sizzle during the evening and the bar will be open for refreshments.
There are NO mid-week practice sessions for this age group.
All registrations should be made on line by clicking on the above tab. Payment of subscriptions is by credit card (VISA/MasterCard) or by Internet banking. Note full payment is required at the time of registration.
Children should wear the Parnell Cricket Club polo shirt plus white shorts which are available from the Club's sponsor, Players Sports, at 14 Melrose Street, Newmarket. Ph 522 8170. A sunhat is essential and PCC caps and hats are also available at Players Sports. Suitable footwear, such as sneakers, should be worn. Bare feet is not allowed.
All cricket equipment is provided in a team gear bag so there is no need to invest in cricket gear until you are sure of your child's commitment
Year 1 cricket will not be cancelled.If the weather is such that outdoor play is not possible then these sessions will be held indoors in the Terry Jarvis Centre from 5.00 to 6.00pm. Parents will be advised by email on the afternoon in question.
Children in Year 1 participate in the Club's junior cricket programme, which aims to teach fundamental cricket at this level. The programme is built around a series of different skill modules and games to provide a fun and varied programme each week. Experience has shown us that children of this age do not have the attention span to play full games of cricket and not only enjoy this varied programme more but also learn better fundamental skills to prepare them for games in Year 2. Throughout the season teams will regularly participate in limited over games against each other to test their new-found skills in action.
All parents are expected to help, when they can, in these weekly sessions and the Club runs a pre-season training module for parents in order to prepare for this. Children get far more out of sport when their parents or caregivers become actively involved plus, with as many adults as possible involved each week, the burden does not fall on just one or two people and everyone gets to enjoy their involvement.
- IMPORTANT NOTICE-COACHING & POLICE VETTING
This season New Zealand Cricket requires all junior team coaches of Years 1-5 to complete a Foundation Coaching Course and all coaches of Years 6 & up must complete the Advanced Foundation Course. The Club's professional coaches will be holding a series of courses which parent coaches must attend. Details to be advised.
In addition NZC are requiring that all coaches & team managers must provide a police vetting check for this coming season. This check will only advise serious crimes, not minor infringements and is now standard with most other sporting Clubs throughout the country. Please click on the following message from New Zealand Cricket for further information. Further details to be be advised.
The Grade 1 coordinator for the 2018-19 season is yet to be advised. Please contact the Club Manager, Steve Hurdley on 021 02726639 or steve @parnellcricket.co.nz if you have any queries concerning Year 1 Registrations
"Our aim is to make participation in cricket as easy as enjoyable as possible - for both children & parents."