Junior Development & Green Shield Division 2016/17
Ed Howitt to coach GDCC Junior Development Squad and James Kennedy to coach A.W. Green Shield 2016/17
The Gordon Club is pleased to announce that Ed Howitt, our former grade club coach will be the head Coach of our Junior Development Academy and James Kennedy our representative First Grade Fast Bowler will coach our Green Shield team this coming season.
Junior Development Squad
This division is made up of players in the U13 and U14 age groups who have displayed a high level of skill within their school, club or representative cricket and can be assisted further with high level coaching. This squad is handpicked and designed to form the basis of our future Green Shield squad and is intended to allow them to access a level of coaching they have not experienced to date in their short careers.
The squad will have access to high level coaches in a specifically designed program over a 5 session period during the winter months. The program will set them up to develop their skills and be ready for the demands of Green Shield cricket as they hone their cricketing skills and their mental capacity to manage them effectively.
Coaches include Ed Howitt, James Kennedy and several current grade players.
Green Shield Squad
This squad is made up of players who have been selected in the official Green Shield Squad to play within the SCA A.W Green Shield Competition representing the Gordon District Cricket Club.
The squad will also have access to high level coaches in a specifically designed program over a 4 month period from the start of the pre-season to the completion of the Green Shield matches. The program will not only include the development of their individual skill sets but also the broader strategies of cricket matches and how to contribute to a team environment. This squad will have net, fielding and communication sessions from October through to the end of January.