Junior Cricket, Milo T20 Blast & In2Cricket

 

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Our club has seen fantastic growth in our milo and junior cricket grades. This has been a result of the efforts of our great volunteers and a well-run club environment encouraging the values of having a go and great team spirit.

We value our juniors as they hold the key to future success for our club and the community. We strive to provide them with the correct values, leadership and enjoyment of sport.

The Hawks welcome all new members and their families no matter their skill level.

AGE GROUP INFORMATION
The age you are at August 31 this year, determines what age group you are in. For example, if you are 12 at August 31, you are in U13s.

The Junior Grade Diagram

Check out this diagram to explain how the Junior program works.

MILO IN2Cricket – For Beginner Juniors

Starting Date: TBC – 4:30-5:30 PM for 8 Weeks
Suitable for 5-8 year olds
Played once per week for 8 weeks, Milo In2Cricket is held on Friday afternoons on our main oval in front of the clubhouse. The Milo In2Cricket program is designed as an introduction to the game of cricket where basic skills are taught and then played out in modified games. All kids receive a Milo In2Cricket Sports Pack with great inclusions, such as a backpack, cricket shirt, bucket hat, bat, ball and more.  We also provide a team photo.

Registrations must be done online through the play cricket website.

http://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=2186&postcode=4210&format=IN2C

MILO T20 Blast – For More Skilled/Experienced Juniors

Starting Date: TBC – 4:30-5:30 PM for 8 Weeks
Suitable for 7-12 year olds
Super fun social cricket program for boys and girls. These are T20 game based sessions with music in the background. These are for Juniors that have been playing Milo for a couple of seasons and/or is a little more advanced than the Milo In2Cricket program. The game pack includes:

Registrations must be done online through the play cricket website.

http://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=2186&postcode=4210&format=IN2C

Other Equipment required for Milo In2Cricket and T20 Blast
All kids should provide their own drink, hat and sunscreen.  Suitable shoes (any runner or sports-type shoe) must be worn.  Kids will be more comfortable in shorts, however we have no clothing requirements other than recommending lightweight, well-aired clothing.  Special Milo cricket shirts and bucket hats will issued to all kids at some point during the program (upon delivery from Cricket Australia). All cricket equipment is provided.

Wet Weather Line  
If a session needs to be cancelled due to bad weather we will endeavour to text all families by 4pm on game day.

U10-U17s JUNIORS

Season proper start: TBC
Games for all age groups are held at different venues around the Gold Coast on Saturday mornings (U10s Friday Nights)Check with your coach for start and finish times as they differ between age groups. The following training times may change and are a guide only;

  • U10 -Training will be held on our main oval on TBC
  • U11 – Training will be held on our main oval on TBC
  • U12 – Training will be held on our main oval on TBC
  • U13 – Training will be held on our main oval on TBC
  • U15 – Training will be held on our main oval on TBC
  • U17 – Training will be held on our main oval on TBC

Team coaches will phone all families to confirm prior to training commencing in early September.

NOTE TO ALL (NON-MILO) JUNIOR PLAYERS/PARENTS REGARDING EQUIPMENT
We recommend that all players in age groups other than Milo have their own proper fitting equipment.  The club will provide general equipment kit bags to the U10 age groups, however we cannot guarantee that the equipment will fit all kids properly. As a minimum, ALL kids should have their own proper fitting helmet and protective box.

Our Junior Cricket Team Philosophies

Milo and U10 to U14

Our club philosophy for kids in these age groups is participation.  We want and will strive to ensure that all kids get an equal opportunity to showcase their skills throughout the whole season.  While we acknowledge that the competition we play in does record wins and losses and operates a finals system for age groups starting from the U12s, our priority remains the skills development of all kids.

U15 and U17
We believe it becomes increasingly important in these age groups for kids to start developing their own set of skills as we start to prepare them for senior cricket. This gives rise to team structure becoming more prevalent. We are absolutely mindful of the importance of each player having a contributing role to play within their team but there are no guarantees given on equal participation in these age groups.  Some kids in these age groups may even be given the opportunity to play senior cricket during the season (must be at least 14 years of age) if it is considered appropriate for their development.

Selection Policy
Places in each age group are filled on a first-in basis.  Getting the perfect number of kids for each age group is a challenge for every cricket club.  Unfortunately we can’t guarantee any outcome except that we will be open and honest about what opportunity we can offer your child to play cricket with us.  If for some reason we can’t provide a spot in the team of your choice, we will endeavour to find an alternative opportunity for your child.  To avoid disappointment, sign on sooner rather than later.

Help wanted due to Junior Club Growing Pains

A club’s strength is in its members’ willingness to help. We are always in need of more volunteers (including team managers and assistant coaches) to help enhance the experience we provide for our juniors. Whether or not you currently hold coaching qualifications, we are very interested in taking on anyone willing to help. We are also in need of several volunteer coaches for our ever-growing Milo program. If you can help, please contact our junior vice-president Dylan Sherriff on 0406 041 003.

Junior Membership Plans

$99 p/season

Milo In2Cricket

8 Week Program to help
skill building for 5 to 8 year olds.
Boys and Girls.

Milo Kit Bag including
Shirt and Hat.
Friday Afternoons - 4-5pm.
Club House facilities Open for Parents.

Team Photo.
Starting Early October for 8 Weeks.
Insurances, Game & Ground Fees.

$99 p/season

Milo T20 Blast

8 Week Program to help
game based sessions for 7 to 12 year olds.
Boys and Girls.

BBL Themed Kit Bag including
Shirt and Hat.
Friday Afternoons - 4:30-6:00pm.
Club House facilities Open for Parents.

Team Photo.
Starting Early Feb for 8 Weeks.
Insurances, Game & Ground Fees.

$180 p/season

U10 Cricket

20 Weeks plus finals.
Game based T20 small field cricket.

Everyone gets a go.
Run on Friday nights, under lights.
Fees cover all game costs.
All equipment needed provided.
Club Shirt & Hat.

Team Photo and Medal.
Insurances, Umpire, Game
& Ground Fees.

$250 p/season

U11, U12, U13
& U14 Cricket

20 Weeks plus finals.
Fun Juniors Cricket at it's best.
Games run Saturday morning
from 8am-11:30am.

In the middle games.
Club Shirt & Hat.
Team Photo and Medal.
2 x Training Sessions a week.

Each team gets a coach.
Insurances, Umpire, Game
& Ground Fees.

$295 p/season

U15 & U17 Cricket

20 Weeks plus finals.
Juniors becoming Seniors.
Games run Saturday morning from 8am-11:30am.

In the middle games.
Club Shirt & Hat.
Team Photo and Medal.
2 x Training Sessions a week.
Each team gets a coach.

Opportunity to play Senior Cricket.
Insurances, Umpire, Game
& Ground Fees.