Junior Development & Green Shield Division 2012-13
Bruce Edgar to coach GDCC Junior Development Squad and A.W. Green Shield 2012-13
The Gordon Club is pleased to announce that Bruce Edgar, former New Zealand Test opening batsman will again be the head Coach of our under 16 Academy.
Junior Development Squad
This division is made up of players from 12 to 14 years of age 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 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 including former Test cricketer Bruce Edgar in a specifically designed program over a 6 week 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.
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 including former Test and First Class cricketers 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.
The Green Shield Trials will kick off the 2012-13 season with Monday night sessions for four weeks from the 23rd July and prospective players are invited to send in an application form to trial for the Green Shield Squad. A link to the Under 16 Application form can be found below.
The Under 16 Green Shield program will include:
The Under 16 Academy committee for 2012-13 will be:
Michael Falk (Under 16 Academy manager)
Bruce Edgar (Under 16 Academy head Coach)
Mark Carmichael (Chairman of Selectors)