Pathways Cricket Program 2017/18 (Grade 2 & 3)
COMMENCING FRIDAY 20TH & SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER
What is the Pathways Program?
The Pathways Program has been designed as an important developmental stage for our young cricketers as they progress from Milo in2 Cricket, backyard cricket, beach cricket etc into fully fledged competitive team cricket. The program is built on the foundation of gaining experience and developing the skills of cricket in a fun environment with your mates.
When & where is the Pathways Program run?
The program offers a choice of 2 sessions, both held at Malvern Cricket Ground (behind Town Hall):
How old do I need to be to participate in the Pathways Program?
The Pathways Program is recommended for children in Grade 2 and 3. Whilst many older Grade 3 children will commence underage cricket at this stage, the Pathways Program is still available if you deem your child not quite ready for the real stuff.
What is the format?
The program format comprises a combination of training drills and game play that incorporate the key skills of the game. Our venue enables the use of nets for batting tuition, practice wickets for bowling tuition and a superb surface for fielding practice and game play, all under the guidance of a professional cricket coach.
Please note that this program is not focussed on match play. It is a skills-based program that includes a variety of activities, some of which simulate match play. If you wish for your child to play matches each week, we recommend the T20 Blast program at Toorak-Prahran CC on Wednesday nights or at East Malvern-Tooronga CC on Friday nights.
Do I need to bring my own cricket gear?
You don’t need to own any gear to participate in the Pathways Program. The program will get you used to wearing cricket gear and whilst you are welcome to bring along your own gear, we have plenty on hand.
All new Pathways Program participants receive a MJCC shirt, shorts and cap (valued at $70) as part of their $150 registration fee. If you have done the Pathways Program before and don’t require a new uniform, we offer a reduced registration fee of $100. If your child has outgrown their uniform, new pieces can be purchased from the online uniform shop which will open shortly.
Do you use a real cricket ball?
The program uses a variety of soft and medium balls as players become accustomed to the various activities and equipment. Protective equipment is compulsory when using medium balls (which is what they use in their first season of competitive cricket) so wearing the gear is an important part of their cricket education.