Club Junior Policies

Philosophy

To create a positive & encouraging environment for players to learn & develop their cricket skills, to enjoy the game of cricket & to place sportsmanship above winning at all costs.

Junior Club Policies

Objectives

To achieve the clubs objectives all players parents and officials shall:

  • Nurture and develop individual potential to its fullest
  • Nurture and develop team potential to its fullest
  • Always give constructive and positive advice aimed at informing how to play better, not dwelling on mistakes.
  • Talk to the players not at them
  • Never motivate by fear or criticize a player in front of his team mates
  • Improve by training with emphasis on variation, individual and team skills, fitness and achievement.
  • Enjoyment and encouragement should be the guiding principle.
  • Teach players how to win and lose gracefully and the importance of accepting the umpire's decisions.
  • Give equal time and coaching to all players.
  • Experienced players should be encouraged to help inexperienced players.
  • Team improvement stems from the least experienced players.

Code of Behaviour

  • Respect the traditions of the game
  • Encourage team mates
  • Respect & accept umpire's decisions
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship
  • Respect the name & reputation of ESCC
  • Play fairly & always within the rules of the game
  • Respect our opposition
  • Play to the best of our ability
  • Respect our club's equipment & property
  • Cooperate with team managers & officials

For more information please refer to ESCC Code of Behavior document for players / parents and coaches.

Team Selection Policy

Teams will be selected on a fair and consistent basis providing the opportunity for players to develop their cricket skills in an enjoyable and friendly environment.

The club encourages players to take a positive attitude to joining a new team. We have found that this often opens up opportunities for development of the player's game and the formation of new friendships amongst team mates and parents. For more information please refer to ESCC Team Selection policy document.

Grading Policy

The City of Moorabbin Cricket Association competition, in which ESCC participates, is a graded competition at U12, U14, U16 and U18 levels. ESCC will assess a player's ability to participate at a particular grade in the SECA competition. The aim of grading is to ensure that players neither play at too high nor too low a level, so that they enjoy the game and improve their cricket and enable ESBCC to field competitive teams in the competition. For more information please refer to ESCC Grading Policy document.

Awards Policy

Team managers will select players for awards. Age coordinators will compile award lists and ensure that orders are placed in time for presentation at award ceremonies.

The following awards can be presented to U12, U14, U16 and U18: In / Batting / Bowling / Fielding / Special Awards / Season Awards / Participation Awards. For more information please refer to ESBCC Awards policy document.

Parental Assistance

Finally, as a parent, please understand that the enjoyment and benefit that your children derive from participating in a club cricket team is very much dependent upon the involvement of parents at both an individual team and club level.

There are many other opportunities to assist, so please consider helping to make your child's team or the club function effectively. Everyone involved is doing so on a voluntary basis and the more people that get involved, the easier it is for all. Examples of areas you could help include, but are not limited to:

  • Team Manager
  • Assistant Team Manager
  • Umpiring
  • Scoring
  • Committee Member
  • Social Activities
  • Donation of an award /raffle item
  • Assist Junior Coach at training
  • Club Sponsorship

The need for parental participation particularly on match days has been emphisised with all parents. Without parental involvement the team cannot exist. Parents should establish a roster that covers duties such as scoring, umpiring, and ground preparation on match days and emailing scores and sending off match reports and recording the statistics after the match. The team manager may appoint a parent permanently to hold down one of these positions.

Uniform policy

All players are required to wear the ESBCC white cricket shirt with the appropriate logos and the club cap with the ESBCC logo. They are only available from the club. Players must wear short or long pant; white sports socks and white runners. Managers and coaches will decide with parents whether wearing club clothing is required for mid week training.

Safety Rules and Protective Clothing policy

The club supplies all teams with kits that include pads and batting gloves. All batsmen in all Junior grades will wear a helmet with the appropriate face guard protection at both matches and the trainings. Wicket Keepers in U12 and U14 will wear a helmet. U16 Wicket Keeper must either wear a helmet or an appropriate mouth guard at both matches and trainings. All players must wear a cricket protector (box), this means that boxer shorts cannot be worn for matches, and otherwise the players suffer from slippage. Players must provide their own thigh and arm protectors if they feel they are required.

Sunsmart Policy

The health of our players is a prime concern to ESCC. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world with two out of three people experiencing some form of cancer during their lifetime. Exposure during childhood and teenage years is believed to be the most important period in determining whether you will experience skin cancer during your lifetime. The policy of ESCC is to protect players from skin cancer as follows:

To promote or supply participants with a shirt with a collar.Encourage boys to wear sunglasses at suitable times.Cricket caps and hats to be worn at trainings and on match days.To promote the use of sunscreen by players at trainings and on match days.To continually promote Sunsmart policies during the seasonEncourage players to sit in the shade whilst waiting to bat.

Weather policy

Please refer to the South East Cricket Association (SECA) web site for the appropriate policy on weather ie: Heat and Wet Weather.

Privacy Policy

The information provided in the registration form shall be used for the administration of ESCC and as such may be made available to other members of ESCC for that purpose. Player information may also be made available to theSouth East Cricket Association and Cricket Victoria as required. ESCC will not sell its mailing list or make player information available to other third parties.

Playing Times

Please refer to the South East Cricket Association (SECA) web site for the playing times for all grades.