Coaching

Hamilton Cricket Association can provide coaching for all ages and standards from 5 years to 85 years.

For our younger players (ages 5-10) who are just getting into cricket, we run the Superstar Cricket Academy.  This program is run during school terms 1 and 4 at different locations around Hamilton.  Click on the "Superstar Cricket Academy" on the left for further details and dates of the program.

Coaching within primary, intermediate or secondary school settings can be organised by contacting emily@hamiltoncricket.co.nz

Superstar Cricket Academy
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2019 Term 1 Superstar Cricket Academy

All hubs run from 5:30-7:00pm.

  • North Hub: held at Discovery Park.
    Mondays, 11th February to 18th March.
  • East Hub: held at Waikato University.
    Tuesdays, 12th February to 19th March.
  • West Hub: held at Swarbrick Park.
    Wednesdays, 13th February to 20th March.
  • Raglan Hub: held at Raglan Area School.
    Thursdays, 21st February to 28th March.

Cost: The cost of the programme is $30 for 6 weeks or $70 for 6 weeks if you wish for your child to receive a cricket pack. Packs may include a plastic cricket bat, ball, backpack, hat and a drink bottle [this is subject to change and availability].  Payment is to be made to: Westpac 03-1555-0063659-00 before the first session.

Please use registration form below to enter.

For more details, contact Nikki nikki@hamiltoncricket.co.nz or 021 1151 262

Age Range:

  • 5-10 years

Skill Descriptors:

  • Basic skill development – batting, bowling, stopping, throwing, catching
  • Play activities and games
  • Encourage Fair Play
  • Play with modified, safe, plastic equipment

Objectives:

  • To provide a stimulating environment that allows basic cricket skills to be taught
  • To emphasise fun & participation
  • To create an awareness & interest in the game of cricket
  • To get parents & teachers actively involved in the game of cricket
  • To provide the positive first step in a child’s long term participation and involvement in cricket

Outcomes:

      • To provide participants with opportunities:
      • To have fun and enjoyment
      • To participate in a variety of play activities and minor games
      • To have a ‘fair go’
      • To learn some new basic cricket skills
      • To make friends

2019 Winter Coaching

Winter Coaching Program 2019

The Hamilton Cricket 2019 Winter Coaching Program will again be held during term three. The weekly program will start in July and will run through till end September.  To enroll your child, please fill out the form below.

The Winter Coaching Program is designed for boys and girls in school years 5 - 13.

There will be two blocks available,  with each block being five weeks duration. 

Block one: will begin the week commencing 22nd July and finishing the week commencing 19th August
Block two: will begin the week commencing 26th  August and finishing the week commencing 23rd September

Each session will be 1.5 hours duration and all sessions will be held at the University Nets and St Paul's Collegiate as stated below.

Block One

Mondays @ University Nets

6pm - 7:30pm                   Year 5 & 6 students 
7:30pm - 9pm                   Year 7 & 8 students

Tuesdays @ University Nets

5:30pm - 7pm                   Year 7 & 8 students 
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 9 -11 students

Thursdays @ University Nets

5:30pm – 7pm                   Year 5 & 6 students
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 11-13 students

Sundays @ University Nets

9am – 10:30am                 Year 5-8

Block Two

Mondays @ St Paul's Collegiate

6pm - 7:30pm                   Year 5 & 6 students 
7:30pm - 9pm                   Year 7 & 8 students

Tuesdays @ St Paul's Collegiate

5:30pm - 7pm                   Year 7 & 8 students 
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 9 -11 students

Thursdays  @ St Paul's Collegiate

5:30pm – 7pm                   Year 5 & 6 students
7pm – 8:30pm                   Year 11-13 students

Sundays @ University Nets

9am – 10:30am                 Year 5-8

The cost of each block (5 sessions) is $125.  There is also the option of registering for both cycles (10 sessions in total) with the discounted cost of $225 if paid before the start of the first session.  Please make payment by bank transfer to Westpac 03-1555-0063659-00

This program is a fantastic opportunity for any player to advance their game to the next level, while working with excellent, qualified coaches. Throughout the program, emphasis will be placed on technique improvement. Small changes can make a big difference!

Please note - All sessions are subject to demand and two coaches will be available for sessions if numbers warrant it.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on emily@hamiltoncricket.co.nz

NZ Post Superstarter Skills

To register for Superstar Cricket Academy, go to www.superstarcricket.co.nz

Age Range:

          • 11 – 13 years old [Years 7 and 8]

Skill Descriptors:

          • Physical literacy, fundamental skill development, striking, throwing, catching, bowling. Skills challenges, to test and measure skill mastery. Uses modified, safe, plastic equipment.

Objectives:

          • To introduce school children to the fundamental skills of cricket.
          • To have fun and provide the opportunity to acquire an interest in the game through the development of a range of basic cricket skills.
          • To test these skills and acknowledge competence levels with appropriate awards.
          • To promote physical activity, foster an understanding and enjoyment of cricket and encourage children to participate in the game.

Outcomes:

          • To have fun
          • To increase their level of physical activity
          • To learn, practise and utilise a number of fundamental movement skills
          • To test themselves against a set of easily measurable standards and achieve a bronze, silver or gold award in recognition of their level of competence

Resources:

To support the ‘Superstarter Skills’ New Zealand Cricket has designed a high quality resource for teachers to use to develop and test a set of fundamental movement skills with their year 7 and 8 students. It fits easily into the ‘Health and Physical Education’ programmes, covers curriculum objectives for both Level 3 and 4, and can be used in conjunction with the current ‘Small Ball’ and ‘Striking’ units, or it could be used as a standalone module. Each lesson is accompanied with appropriate teaching points, drills, assessment activities and recording schedules.

Teachers require only limited cricket knowledge to organise and run the preliminary drills and testing activities as they are skills-based. Similarly only a minimal amount of equipment is needed to conduct the ‘Superstarter Skills. All the drills and activities have been set up to run using readily accessible New Zealand Post Superstar Cricket Academy equipment and balls.

For each of the skills included in the ‘Superstarter Skills’ there are a number of easy to organise and run drills that teachers can use to increase the various skill competencies of their students before presenting them with the final challenges. For each challenge students record their performance and then depending upon their aggregate score for all five challenge activities they will be awarded a bronze, silver or gold certificate in recognition of their efforts.

The ‘Superstarter Skills’ can also be used as an interschool or interclass competition. The aggregate ‘Superstarter Skills’ scores of each student can be added together for each school team or class, or they can be averaged, to get an overall school or class total score – the highest of which can be awarded the title of ‘top’ school or class.

The ‘Superstarter Skills’ resources and certificates are available from New Zealand Cricket at email info@nzcricket.org.nz or through Hamilton Cricket, email info@hamiltoncricket.co.nz.