Mosman Junior & Milo Cricket Online Registration and Payment service now open.
Welcome to the 2017/2018 Junior Cricket Season!
Plans are already well advanced for the new season and registration is now open. See the website www.mosmancricket.com.au or follow us on Facebook for more details.
Our season officially starts on Saturday 23rd September in the NSJCA (except U9 and U17) before taking a break for the school holidays after which U9, U17 and our other programs commence.
Registration and Payment for our Programs
This season we have decided to make greater use of the MyCricket service for the purpose of registering and collecting payments for our NSJCA and Cricket Australia aligned programs including our U9-U17 NSJCA teams, Milo In2Cricket program and T20 Blast for Girls. This approach means we can save considerable time pre-season and assemble teams more efficiently.
Registration and payment:
2020 Friday Nights re-commence on Friday 2nd Feb and can be booked at https://www.trybooking.com/298247
Mosman Cricket Academy - watch this space for more information on 2018 programmes.
Holiday Cricket Camps for December (January dates to be release shortly) via Cricket Appeal at:
Milo and U9-U17 at http://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?id=257
All junior player registrations and applications for membership of the Club have to be confirmed by the Senior Committee.
Changes to NSJCA Weekend Cricket Programs
Many of you will have read that Cricket Australia is continuing to change junior pathways across the country and the NSJCA will be adopting a number of new formats building on T20. As a result, fewer teams in the NSJCA will be able to play longer formats in younger age groups – specifically those on Saturdays. As many teams discovered last year, shorter formats and smaller teams actually means just as much cricket so don’t stress.
As with last season, we’ll be running skills assessments for those age groups we deem necessary. The skills assessment process will look at player performance stats as well as the results of batting, bowling and fielding skills assessments. The aim of this process is to ensure that players play in the age group and format most likely to benefit their cricket skills development.
Our Age Group coordinators will be in touch with all registered players/parents once assessment dates and locations have been confirmed.
The Mosman Academy Program
The Mosman Academy program is a unique opportunity for junior players wishing to supercharge their cricket to engage with Mosman’s senior players and coaches.
Whilst not every junior player wants to progress to play Representative, NSW or Australian cricket, many just want to improve their batting, bowling fielding and game management skills so that they enjoy more success. Our coaches will work with them to see that this happens whilst keeping it fun.
The Academy details will be announced soon but generally runs on Friday nights at Balmoral Oval in two sessions, one for younger players and one for an older group.
Friday Night – Back to Allan’s Place
Our Academy program also includes a 20:20 style social cricket evening aimed at 8-11yr olds at Allan Border Oval on Friday evenings, the timing of which allows boys and girls to attend the earlier Academy session at Balmoral. The part of our Academy is hugely popular with kids and parents alike as we get the BBQ and Bar going along with mellow tunes. Get in early to avoid disappointment.
Bring the picnic blanket, walk the dog, buy a bottle or a beer at the bar and a snagger or two at the BBQ and enjoy a relaxing end to the week.
In an attempt to get back to the glory days of women’s cricket at Mosman when we fielded 3 senior teams, we have been rebuilding from the ground up with a T20 Blast for Girls program running at Balmoral Oval on Friday nights and an U13 team playing in a girls only competition in the NSJCA.
The T20 Blast for Girls program is ideal for girls finding their feet with cricket and includes skills development coaching. If you are aged between 6 and 11 this is the cricket program for you! Bring your sister, your friends and classmates. This is the perfect program for Mums and Dads as many take advantage of the beach location to walk the dog, exercise or swim. The mellow tunes and BBQ are usually running as well.
For girls with a more competitive spirit, the U13 competition in the NSJCA may be more suited to your needs. Played at various locations across the lower north shore on Saturday afternoons, this competition pits our girls against other local teams.
Coaching, Umpiring, Scoring and General Volunteering
Junior cricket is totally reliant on parent and caregiver volunteers for the many jobs that ensure that games go ahead. Mosman hopes and expects every junior cricket family to contribute in some way. Every team needs one or more coaches, umpires and scorers to share the load so expect to be asked.
Every team needs a manager to organise getting a team on the field on game days. This is primarily a communications role and works closely with the team coaches.
To encourage parents – Mums and Dads, to help in developing our players, the Club funds participation in the Level 1 coaching program run through CNSW. This takes 6hrs usually organised across two 3 hr sessions in and around Mosman. Every graduate of this course has gained new insights into ways in which players skills can be developed and nurtured. The course does not require any pre-existing cricket background.
Umpires carry the history of the game as expressed through the Laws of Cricket, in their hands – without them we do not have a game. Every junior team needs at least 2 qualified umpires or risks being penalised under NSJCA rules. The NSJCA runs umpiring courses in a single evening supplemented by an online course. Being a qualified umpire means you can be part of your child’s game even though you might never have played the game.
Every team needs at least 2 trained scorers. Again the NSJCA provides an excellent scoring course over the course of an evening to train parents. The Club also supplements this with additional guidance and mentoring. In additional to the traditional (old school) scorebook, a scoring app is also available for ipads and has proved popular with parents for its convenience.
There is no shortage of general jobs around that Club that we need help with. This includes running BBQs and the bar at Allan Border Oval and Balmoral, helping prepare junior grounds for play by putting out boundary markers and erecting the stumps and helping at events.
The Junior Development Committee which oversees junior cricket operations also has roles available for those parents that might wish to contribute to the administration of junior cricket. If you are interested, please contact Simon Paine – Chairman of the Junior Development Committee.
Mosman Cricket Shirts
Mosman U9 to U17 NSJCA teams take the field in official MCC playing shirts. The shirt is in long sleeve only for sun safety reasons, has breathable underarm and side panels and is of high quality. Parents may purchase the shirt online as we hold most sizes in stock. We deliberately refrain from sponsors logos on the shirt so that they can be worn for more than one season. If last season’s still fits then save your money until they really need one. The shirts cost $40.
Mosman Sun Hats
Broad brimmed MCC sun hats are also available for sale and are recommended for younger age groups who may resist the application of copious amounts of sunscreen. The hats are $20.
Mosman Hoodies and Soft Shell Jackets
We have secured a limited supply of Mosman hoodies and soft shell jackets. These will be available for sale before the start of the season. Both are of fantastic quality and comfort. Kids and adult sizes available.
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