Girls Grades 4 (School years 4 and above):
WELCOME TO PARNELL CRICKET CLUB - JUNIOR SECTION:
WHO: Girls in School Years 4 & 5 are welcome to play either in a mixed team or in a "Girls Only" team. From School Year 6 onwards all girls play in the Auckland Cricket girls cricket competition with a choice of different age groups and formats.
WHAT: Mixed teams: Girls in Years 4 & 5 who wish to play in a mixed team should see the relevant section under Junior Cricket for further details.
Under 11 Soft ball: (as @ 1st Sept) Mini Hearts (U11) Quikhit: This is a new grade and is an U11 grade for real beginners, usually from Years 3 and 4. Two modules will be run, one at Onewa Domain and one at Melville Park. It is played on Saturday mornings and is 8 aside. Games will be 16 overs per innings and everyone gets to bat and bowl. All games will be played on grass pitches mown in the outfield. The Onewa Domain module will start at 9am and the Melville Park module will start at 8:30am.
Under 12 Soft ball: (as @ 1st Sept) Junior Hearts (U12) Quikhit:This is the recommended format for girls in Years 5 & 6, especially if relatively new to cricket. It is played on Saturday mornings, and is 8 aside. Games will be 16 overs per innings and everyone gets to bat and bowl. All games will be played on grass pitches mown in the outfield at Melville Park and will start at 10:30am.
Under 12 Hardball: (as @ 1st Sept) Junior Hearts (U12) Hardball: This is the recommended format for girls in Years 5 & 6 that have played cricket before and have developed good basic skills. It is played on Saturday mornings, starting at 8:30am, 8 aside. There will be two seeded pools if there are at least 8 teams. The A pool will play 25 overs per innings and the B pool will play 24 overs (as per Junior Hearts Quikhit rules) pre xmas, and 25 overs post xmas.
Age dispensation can be sought for girls older than 12 years as at 1st Sept if appropriate.
Under 14 Hardball: (as @ 1st Sept) Future Hearts. This is the recommended format for girls in Years 7, 8 & 9 that have played cricket before and have developed good basic skills. Teams (9-a-side) play in the Auckland Cricket Association (ACA) Saturday morning competition, starting at 8.30am. Games are 28 overs per innings. There will be two seeded pools if there are at least 8 teams.
Age dispensation can be sought for girls older than 14 years as at 1st Sept if appropriate.
Girls Premier Youth: (Under 17 as @ 1st Sept) It is played on Saturdays, starting at 12:30pm, 11 aside. The format is a mixture of 35 over one day and Twenty20 competitions. It is envisaged that most players in this grade are Year 9-11 at school. Inexperienced Year 12 / 13 players are able to play in this grade with an accepted player exemption if they are over age.
All girls teams will have a mid-week practice session organised at a time that suits with regular assistance from one of the Club's professional coaches. A coaching schedule for each team will be posted at the start of the season. As an pre-season indication we are hoping to run all girl's coaching on a Tuesday evening, if resources allow.
WHEN: The 2012-13 junior season starts on Saturday 27th October, 2012 and will end on Saturday 23rd March, 2013. The last game before Christmas is on Saturday 15th December, with games re starting on Saturday 9th February, 2013 Saturday games generally start at 8.30am (8.15 arrival). We recommend that children bring a snack and drink to help energy levels.
WHERE: The ACA cricket competition involves teams from all over Auckland so can move around. Generally, however, younger teams will be drawn at one venue (Melville Park, Epsom). A detailed draw will be posted under DRAWS & RULES area of the website. Details of all venues can be found under GROUND MAPS in the main menu.
WEAR: Children should wear the Parnell Cricket Club polo shirt which is available from Cricket Express, 29 Enfield St, Mt Eden (see LINKS on the website for further details). For soft ball games girls generally wear white shorts. For hard ball we recommend that children wear white long pants as these are often more comfortable when wearing cricket pads. Suitable footwear, such as sneakers, should be worn. A sunhat is essential and PCC caps and hats are also available at Cricket Express.
For hard ball we strongly recommend that players wear a cricket helmet when batting and suggest that they acquire their own helmet to ensure best fit.. One helmet is provided in each team gear bag. All other required cricket equipment is provided in a team gear bag.
SELECTING GRADE CRICKET TEAMS
This document sets out the policy with respect to selection of Parnell Cricket Club junior teams for Saturday morning (and Friday evening) club cricket.
The guiding principles that underpin the selection policy are:
•· Enjoyment and participation by the boys and girls is a priority for Parnell Cricket Club.
•· Cliques of players/families associated with one school should be avoided
•· The Rep programme (generally played on Sundays) provides players with stronger playing ability the opportunity to apply their skills in a more competitive environment.
Parnell Cricket Club has the following criteria for selection of its junior Grade Cricket Teams for participation in the EDCA Friday evening and Saturday morning competitions.
Teams are selected based predominantly on social networks and groupings from Grade 1. Teams may involve players from the same school or from other sources such as other sports teams or friends. However, teams should not be comprised of players from one school only.
Grades 3 to 5
Teams are selected on the basis that all teams:
•· Include at least one and preferably two friends of each player in their team
•· Are balanced as to skills
•· Mixes the schools players attend
•· Distribute Parnell Rep players evenly amongst the grade
The aim is that any two teams in a grade at Parnell will be competitive with each other and that teams that play against Parnell in a grade will meet teams of the same relative playing ability on any given Saturday.
Some parents will want a group of boys to stay in the same team from Year 2 as the boys are from friends, have been successful in a team or some other reason. Parnell mixes its teams as it provides:
•· A better environment for players of all abilities to develop
•· An opportunity for the players to meet other players from the Club. Over time boys will experience playing in the same club team and playing against each other in school teams
In general players who play in weak teams that lose all or the vast majority of their games become disillusioned with the sport. Players who play in teams where there is a mix of skills develop as they learn from other players in the team. The Club also seeks to emphasise participation in and for a team, rather than winning. Thus, the policy is not to select teams that have the "best" players. The Rep programme provides the emphasis on winning, and offers the more competitive environment for the keener and more able players.
Grades 6 and above
It is noted that the competitions for Grade 6 and older are administered by Auckland Cricket. These competitions are graded - typically Premier, Grade A and Grade B.
Parnell teams for these competitions will be selected on the basis of:
•· Knowledge of the boys' development over the previous seasons
•· Rep performances in the previous season as relevant
•· Trials organised by the Grade Coordinator (with the support of the Club Cricket Coordinator) at the end of enrolments
In Grades 6 to 8, the Preference of the Club is to enter at least two teams in the Premier grades, to offer opportunities to the widest group of players for individual development at the highest grade.
Players Must Play in the same Grade as their School Year.
From Year 3 all players must play in the grade that is equivalent to their school year. No player can play in a grade higher than their school year except for grades 1 or 2 who with the grade co-ordinators approval can play one grade higher. A player in Year 3 at school may not play in Grade 4.
LIKE ALL SPORTS CLUBS PCC RELIES ON VOLUNTEERS TO RUN EFFECTIVELY. PARENTS & CAREGIVERS ARE URGED TO BECOME ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILD'S TEAM. NOT ONLY DO CHILDREN ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE MORE WHEN THEIR PARENTS ARE INVOLVED BUT THE TASKS BECOME EASIER WHEN THEY ARE NOT LEFT TO ONLY ONE OR TWO ADULTS. OUR AIM IS TO MAKE PARTICIPATION IN CRICKET AS EASY AS ENJOYABLE AS POSSIBLE - FOR BOTH CHILDREN & PARENTS.