The start of the 2017/18 cricket season is drawing near and now that the days are getting longer, it’s time to think about getting your summer cricket gear out again.
Wellington Collegians Junior Cricket Club are pleased to be able to offer all our hard-ball players the opportunity to learn new skills and to prepare for the next season. Our aim is to further improve on what we have delivered in previous years. We have worked to ensure we provide a programme that enables all cricketers who take part to start the new season with confidence, new skills and development of existing ones.
Spring Training will be held in the indoor facility at the Basin Reserve and we are delighted that Liam Jensen (Level 2 qualified cricket coach) will lead the training programme for the 2017 season. Sessions will be held over six consecutive weekends from 9/10 September to 14/15 October.
Follow this link for a map showing the indoor nets Map
Drive into the carpark behind the Vance stand at the NW corner of the site – the nets are in the basement under the stand, accessed by passing through the gate in the fence, walking down to the concourse and immediately turning left into the passage that leads under the stand.
Collegians Junior Cricket Club prides itself on being one of the few clubs in Wellington to offer this level of training before the start of the season. If you are playing hard-ball cricket for the first time this training is especially invaluable, as you get the experience of trying on the hard-ball gear and facing up to a real cricket ball. Registrations for spring training close on 3 September and are made with you season registration.
Players new to Collegians are welcome to attend but must first register as a player for the 2017/18 season.
We have allocated times to each grade for the 2017 season and will endeavor to place players in sessions according to requests made when registering and/or with team mates from last season. We will contact you to confirm session allocation in early September.
|Spring Training Sessions |
|Session Time||Grade||Session Time||Grade|
|Sat 12.00pm – 12.55pm||Year 5||Sun 12.00pm - 12.55pm||Year 5|
|Sat 1.00pm – 1.55pm||Year 5||Sun 1:00pm – 1.55pm||Year 5|
|Sat 2.00pm – 2,55pm||Year 6||Sun 2.00pm – 2.55pm||Year 6|
|Sat 3.00pm – 3.55pm||Year 7||Sun 3.00pm – 3.55pm||Year 7|
|Sun 4.00pm - 4.55pm||Year 8|
- Times are approximate and will be confirmed once final numbers are known
- Year 6, 7, 8 players may choose adjacent sessions e.g. a Year 7 player may select a Year 6 or Year 8 session, but preference will be given to players in the designated age group for each session. Please note the Year 5 sessions are for players new to hard ball cricket only.
We would like to encourage coaches of Collegians teams to attend the sessions. This will help them to gain new ideas for drills at practice and to get to know their players before the start of the season. Coaches may wish to encourage their players to attend a particular session so that they can train together. However, this will be done on a first come first served basis while there are spots available.
The cost of Spring Training is only $75 for the six sessions, but you need to get in quickly as spaces are limited to 100 and will be allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis. All you need to do to enroll is include this option with your registration as a player for the 2017/18 season. It would help in our planning if you could register by Saturday 2 September.