Year 6 2023 Pre-season
Boys currently in year 6 at school or equivalent for home schooled will be able to register for the CJCA Pre-season Programme which is a 6 week programme from mid August through until the end of Term 3 – these SIX 90 minute sessions aim to create a positive learning and development opportunity for boys at any point in their current cricketing development and set themselves up for a solid start to the next season.
Year 6 sessions have options at 2pm-3.30pm on Saturday afternoons or 9am-10.30am on Sunday mornings. These are held inside at either the Sir Richard Hadlee Centre adjacent to Hagley Oval or at the Sporting Edge Indoor Centre on Matipo Street.
For more details on the Pre-season Programme please follow this link – CLICK HERE
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID JUNE
Year 6 Spring Festival
Year 6, 7 and 8 players may register to be included in teams for the 2023 CJCA Spring Festival REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID AUGUST– this Festival involves SIX 16/16 pairs cricket games spread over 3 Sundays weeks at the end of October and start of November on pitches on the Polo Grounds in Hagley Park. These festivals will see players initially assessed (on the 15th of October) in order to assist with creating even teams for the Festival.
JANUARY 2024 FESTIVAL
Knowing for some that getting advance notice of events helps with getting leave booked we are happy to confirm that the NEW YEAR 7 FESTIVAL for current Year 6 (2023) players will be held at Mandeville in North Canterbury from the 15th to the 17th of January.
The CJCA will enter as many teams as we get enrolments – for last year we had 3 teams but have had up to 5 previously.
This Festival will be played on 18m pitches be 9 a-side conventional cricket with a “Grace Period” for the first 2 days and NO “grace period” on the final day as we look to move these players towards consequence cricket. We require managers/coaches to be with each team – again umpires are provided
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID SEPTEMBER
YEAR 6 INTAKE PARENT SUPPORT
The CJCA is only able to offer this programme of Festivals with the input of parents in terms of managing/assisting the teams at Festivals – the teams (once created) do not train together but turn up to play their games, develop their skills, meet new friends and have some fun. The CJCA provides umpires and all the match gear – players need to have their own gear or borrow kit from teams (most clubs and schools will do this) – All new CJCA Festival Players recieve a CJCA Cap as part of their first event.
We require at least 1 parent per team and ideally look to assign 2 parents to each team – basic coaching, scoring or managing skills are all needed so if we can get more than 1 per team it shares the responsibility and makes for a better experience for all concerned.
We also seek a “Year Convenor or ideally Convenors” to assist in managing this intake through the 2 1/2 seasons through until these boys leave CJCA cricket at the end of 2025. The convenor also sits on the CJCA Executive so they are aware of the “big picture” of Junior Cricket in the city and will grow to have a solid understanding of the intake which generally floats between 70-90 boys. This role recieves significant administrative support from the General Manager of the CJCA.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED THOSE WHO HAVE IN THE PAST FIND IT A REWARDING BUT NOT OVERLY TAXING COMMITMENT.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU’D LIKE TO ASSIST IN CONTINUING THE CJCA’S CAUSE FIRST ESTABLISHED IN THE 1960’S TO PROVIDE TAILORED CRICKETING OPPORTUNITIES FOR JUNIOR PLAYERS YEAR 8 & UNDER IN CHRISTCHURCH.
I HOPE TO RUN A ZOOM OR IN-PERSON MEETING PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON TO BUILD THE GROUP THAT WE NEED TO MAKE THESE FESTIVALS CONTINUE TO BE ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHRISTCHURCH CRICKET SCENE.
If you have any questions or want to talk about the roles outlined above please get in touch with me [email protected] – happy to meet for a coffee or just an email or a chat.