MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB

Youth -

Youth Academy



APRIL 2017

The Committee will be:-

Lou Handy – MCC Chairman – Link to Senior Teams

Brian Rayner – Head of Youth Coaching

Ben Shepperson - 1st Team Captain

Graeme Jones– Youth Welfare Officer/Youth Development Manager/Fixture Administrator

Jo Howard– Social Organiser/Parent liaison

 

Youth teams

 

There will be 6 youth teams representing MCCYA this year

 

U9s – Bowl it Catch it Smash It – Manager: Steve Bone

               U12s – Super 8s – Manager: Brian Rayner

               U12s – T-18 Blast – Manager: Brian Rayner

               U14s – Super 8s x 2 – Manager: Kevin Boardman

               U15s – T-20 Blast – Manager: Lou Handy

 

In addition there will be U11, U13 and U15 teams representing MCCYA in the Suffolk County Cup.

 

We will also be running All Stars Cricket at the club on Friday nights (6-7pm @ MCC) This is a new ECB backed concept for 5-8 year olds to encourage them to get into cricket early. It will be focused on fun and basic cricket skills. If you know of anyone who would like to join then please pass this email onto them. All the info can be found on the link below.

 

https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

 

Coaching Night- Every Monday

 

In order to strike a sensible balance between matches and training there will be a coaching evening for the Youth Academy again this season. This will be every Monday night from 6-7.30pm from the 24th April onwards and all youth players are welcome to attend.  This will provide an opportunity for players to work on their techniques either in the nets or in the field in preparation for matches or to iron out a few bad habits!

 

N.B. There will be occasions where club matches have to be played on a Monday night (although we have tried to minimise this) either home or away due to fixture rearrangements or away games that cannot be changed. These will take priority over the coaching night if you are selected by the team manager to play. Coaching will still take place unless you are otherwise notified.

 

Saturday Mornings

 

We will once again be playing or training on Saturday mornings throughout the summer at MCC. With the 1st XI now in the East Anglian Premier league and starting their home games at 11am the nets will be out of bounds for the Youth Academy on these days. We will be using the Astro for either a match or training with Brian and Kevin.

 

Matches/Training will start at 9.30am so please be at MCC by 9.15am ensure we start promptly as we need to finish by 11.45am at the latest in order to allow the senior teams to prepare for their afternoon games.

 

There will be a fixed fee of £2 per player for the morning which will be collected on the day. Please can you put the your money in the tin- this relies on your honesty if I’m not

about so please don’t forget.

 

In the event of bad weather on a Saturday morning a group email/text message will be sent at approximately 9am (or earlier if it looks like a washout) informing parents whether cricket is cancelled. If you do not receive a message then please assume that cricket will be taking place.

 

 

Website

 

Once your son/daughter has been registered we will upload their details onto the MCC website and you will then be sent login details and a password. This will allow new youth members to access the MCC website and give them access to the Junior section where player profiles can be amended and you catch up with all the latest results and events at the club. You will also be then included on the MCC contact list to keep you in touch with all the events happening at MCC throughout the summer.  

 

 

Policies

 

I have attached some important policies that are very relevant to Youth cricket in particular and would urge you to read them as they will give you the club’s position on these important issues. If you have any questions on them or require any clarity once you have read them please feel free to contact us and have a chat about it.

 

  • Code of Conduct for Members & Guests (for anyone involved with the club)
  • Code of Conduct for Parents/ Carers (supplemental to Code of Conduct for Members & Guests, with some overlap)
  • Photography of Children policy
  • Safeguarding Policy Statement (On website) – I am the Youth Safeguarding officer for MCCYA if you need to discuss anything in this regard.

 

These documents can also be found on our Mildenhall CC website using the following link:-

 

http://mildenhallcricketclub.hitscricket.com/pages/page_13443/ConductPolicies.aspx

 

 

Finally, if there is anyone you know who is thinking of playing youth cricket this summer who would like to come to MCC please pass this email on to them and bring them along on a Saturday morning or a Monday night to see what they think.

 

We look forward to welcoming you back to MCC and can’t wait for the season to begin and as always if you have any questions on any of the above please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

Good luck to all for a successful and fun season ahead

 

Best wishes

 

Graeme

 


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MARCH 2017

There have been some changes over the winter in respect of Youth Cricket in Suffolk which has resulted in a change to the age range categories we have had in previous years (U11s/U13s and U15s). Different game options have been created to offer the appropriate cricket format to match a player’s development stage. Clubs have been encouraged to enter the format that best suits the players they have at their club at the time.

 

Suffolk’s focus is very much based around increased participation in the game and making it more enjoyable for all players at all levels. We as a club are supportive of this initiative and recognise the need to get more young players into our Youth Academy at Mildenhall. However in true Suffolk style we have not had very long to decide which formats to enter but have made some decisions based on our expected Youth Academy numbers next year.

 

So from a MCC Youth Academy perspective we have entered the following formats for the 2017 Season:-

 

Bowl it Smash it, Catch it! (1 team)

Age: Under 9s (Yrs 1-4)

Format: Pairs

Players per Team: 6

Ball: Incrediball

Game duration: 1 hour

 

 

Super Eights (1 team)

Age: Under 12s (Yrs 5-7)

Format: Standard

Players per Team: 8

Ball: Hardball

Game duration: 2 hours

Game Details:

 

  • Each innings 18 overs regardless of wickets lost
  • Batsman retire after facing a number of balls (20 or 30)
  • A batsman out on dismissal can return once all wickets have fallen
  • The batting team forfeit 3 runs for each returning batsman
  • Every player bowls a minimum of one over and a maximum of 3 overs
  • Wicket keeper does not bowl
  • Wides and no balls worth 2 runs from overs 1-17. Re- bowled in the final over.

 

 

T18 Blast (1 team)

Age: Under 12s (Yrs 5-7)

Format: Standard

Players per Team: 11

Ball: Hardball

Game duration: 2 hours

Game Details:

 

  • Each innings 18 overs
  • Batsman retire at 25 but can return on fall of final wicket
  • Innings over after 10 wickets have fallen
  • No bowler may bowl more than 3 overs
  • Wicket keeper does not bowl
  • Wides and no balls worth 2 runs from overs 1-17. Re- bowled in the final over.

 

 

Super Eights (2 teams)

Age: Under 14s (Yrs 8-9)

Format: Standard

Players per Team: 8

Ball: Hardball

Game duration: 2 hours

Game Details:

 

  • Each innings 18 overs regardless of wickets lost
  • Batsman retire after facing a number of balls (20 or 30)
  • A batsman out on dismissal can return once all wickets have fallen
  • The batting team forfeit 3 runs for each returning batsman
  • Every player bowls a minimum of one over and a maximum of three
  • Wicket keeper does not bowl
  • Wides and no balls worth 2 runs from overs 1-17. Re- bowled in the final over.

 

 

T20 Blast (1 team)

Age: Under 15s (Yrs 8-10)

Format: Standard

Players per Team: 11

Ball: Hardball

Game duration: 2.5 hours

Game Details:

 

  • Each innings 20 overs
  • Batsman retire at 50 and cannot return
  • Innings over after 10 wickets have fallen
  • No bowler may bowl more than 4 overs
  • Wicket keeper does not bowl
  • Wides and no balls worth 2 runs from overs 1-19. Re- bowled in the final over.

 

 

I’ll be coming back to you shortly with the 6 league structures and the fixture lists for the teams we have entered. Players will have the opportunity to play in potentially more than one format depending on their ability and the likely numbers we are expecting this year. As always once they have registered they will have the opportunity to play in a minimum number of matches throughout the season which could be across the various formats above.

 

If you have any questions on the above please get in touch with either Brian or myself but we hope these changes will make a positive difference to youth cricket at MCC and across Suffolk.

 

All the best

 

 

Graeme



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JANUARY 2017

I am pleased to confirm that MCC Youth Winter Training will commence on
the 7th January on Saturday mornings at the Mildenhall Dome and will run through until the end of April.

 

The session will start a bit later each week compared to last year and will run from 11am-1pm. Players are welcome to attend for the full session or can come along for the first or the last hour if preferred. As last year the full 2 hour session will cost £5 per player and if you come for an hour only the cost will be £3.

 

All ages and abilities are welcome and as the season approaches we will also be doing some work in age specific groups so the squads for 2017 are ready to go in May.

 

Following the arrival of Brian Rayner has Head of Youth Coaching and the recent Mildenhall CC AGM there will be a few changes to the Youth set up in 2017.

 

Steve Hunt has been unable to continue in his role as Youth Manager due to the increasing demands of work and home commitments and it has been decided that a separate Youth sub Committee will be put in place to ensure that all our Youth needs and requirements are met and that these are shared between the sub committee members. The intention is that we can arrange a few more social functions and continue to get the Youth section interacting with their senior counterparts both on and off the pitch.

 

The Committee will be:-

 

Lou Handy – MCC Chairman – Link to Senior Teams

Brian Rayner – Head of Youth Coaching

Ben Shepperson - 1st Team Captain

Graeme Jones– Youth Welfare Officer/Youth Development Manager/Fixture Administrator

Jo Howard– Social Organiser/Parent liaison

 

We are looking for a parent volunteer from the Youth Section to fulfil the last role and if you are interested in becoming involved please put your name forward for consideration by the 15th January and we will be looking to arrange the first meeting in February to discuss the 2017 Season.

 

As always if you have any questions or queries please get in touch and please forward this email on to anyone who might be interested in attending youth training.

 

All the best

 

Graeme