Junior Cricket, Woolworths Junior & Master Blasters (U10’s)

 

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Our club has seen fantastic growth in all our 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.

Woolworths Junior Blasters – For Beginner Juniors

Starting Date: 12th October 2018 – 4:30-5:30 PM for 8 Weeks
Suitable for 5-7 year olds

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.
*Junior Blasters replaces the program previously known as Milo In-2-Cricket*

 

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

 

Woolworths Master Blasters (Under 10’s) – For More Skilled/Experienced Juniors

Starting Date: 5th October 2018 – 6:00-8:00 PM until 29th March 2019
Suitable for 7-9 year olds

Master Blasters is a super fun, social, safe cricket program for boys & girls under 10 years of age. The Gold coast Under 10’s competition (Master Blasters), runs on Friday nights when participants play across multiple grounds versing other Master Blaster clubs to ensure a great opportunity for kids to start playing club cricket.
*Master Blasters replaces the program previously known as Under 10’s*

 

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

 

 

Wet Weather Line  
If a session needs to be cancelled due to bad weather we will endeavour to text all families by 3pm on game day.

U11-U17s JUNIORS

Season proper start: Saturday 6th October 2018
Games for all age groups are held at different venues around the Gold Coast on Saturday morningsCheck 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;

  • 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
  • U14 – 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-WOOLWORTHS BLASTERS) JUNIOR PLAYERS/PARENTS REGARDING EQUIPMENT
We recommend that all players in age groups other than Woolworths Blasters have their own proper fitting equipment.  The club will provide general equipment kit bags to the 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

Woolworths Blasters 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 Woolworths Blasters program. If you can help, please contact our junior vice-president Shawn Riddell on 0457 875 308.

Junior Membership Plans

$99 p/season

Woolworths Junior Blasters

8 Week Program to help
skill building for 5 to 7 year olds.
Boys and Girls.

Woolworths Kit Bag including
Shirt (with name on back) and Big Bash Hat.
Friday Afternoons - 4:30-5:30pm.
Club House facilities Open for Parents.

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

$180 p/season

Woolworths Master Blasters (U10 Cricket)

20 Weeks aimed at Boys and Girls aged 7-8
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.

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.