Cricket Academy

Junior Cricket Academy

Aim:

To help students maximise the cricketing opportunities available to them in representing their region and country whilst striving towards achieving academic excellence in their school work.

Focus:

This course will focus on providing a selected group of Year 7 to 10 students with the guidance and support required to further their potential and successful participation in cricket.  We will provide the opportunity for students to share their experiences to plan, implement and evaluate their personal goals for the season.  We will also ensure the lifestyle that they follow is balanced and productive.

Group dynamics:

The Southland Boys’ High School Cricket Academy will consist of a small number of junior students (approximately 16) whom the selectors believe have the potential to go on to represent Southland and Otago Age Group teams.

Outline:

Players will be coached, mentored and monitored by experienced cricket coaches.  Their progress will be assessed at the end of each term.  A report on their progress and milestones will be provided to parents each term.

Goals:

Create depth in Southland Boys’ High School cricket
Monitor the progress and development of boys through school
Develop an environment where boys strive to improve and want to win

Application Process:

Interested students should complete the written application form by the deadline in Term 1.  Forms can be obtained from the Sports Office.  Students may be required to attend an interview.  This will assist the Selection Committee in making the final decision for course acceptance.

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