Cricket Resources

New Zealand Cricket’s role is to support and provide direction for the game of cricket within New Zealand. In conjunction with its Major and District Cricket Associations, New Zealand Cricket through its national development programme intends to provide advice, guidance and funding to assist clubs and secondary schools, to continually improve their management, membership services and organisation of cricket.

Health Checks

CLUB ASSIST: HEALTH CHECK is a checklist for cricket development personnel working with club management to assess a cricket club’s current policies, procedures and performance. It allows cricket clubs to prioritise their goals and incorporate them into a long-term plan to improve their operations, services and overall capability. The focus of a health check is about club development to ensure sustainability. There are TWO VERSIONS of the Club Assist: Health Check - which is most appropriate for use with a cricket club is dependent upon its size and complexity:

SCHOOL SUPPORT: HEALTH CHECK is a checklist for cricket development personnel working with school cricket personnel to assess the current policies, procedures and performance of cricket as a sport within a secondary school. It allows cricket in schools or school cricket clubs to prioritise their goals and incorporate them into a long-term plan to improve their operations, services and overall capability. The focus of a health check is about school cricket development to ensure sustainability. There are TWO VERSIONS of the School Support: Health Check - which is most appropriate for use with a secondary school is dependent upon the size and complexity of cricket as a sport within the school:

Resources

Strategic Planning

This Club Assist resource provides cricket clubs with a template on how to develop, write and implement a strategic plan as a basis for improving their operations and services.
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Funding

This Club Assist resource has been prepared to help cricket clubs to identify national and regional funding sources, and to prepare comprehensive, professional applications for funding.
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Coaching Information

This School Support and Club Assist resource provides information on the range and requirements of the coach education courses available from New Zealand Cricket. It provides contact details of cricket association and districts and the Regional Sports Trusts for those interested in undertaking any of the courses. It also details the benefits of belonging to the New Zealand Cricket Coaches Association.
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Coaching Structure

This School Support resource concentrates on developing effective coaching structures in secondary schools. It is designed to help teachers and/or parents access coach education and to assist schools’ structure their programmes to maximise the use of their coaching personnel.
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Modified Games

This School Support resource provides an outline of how to play 15 different versions of the game. These can be adopted and used by schools, clubs and associations.
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Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU)

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is an approach to coaching that aims to recreate the fun of the backyard and deepen the tactical understanding of players. It recognises a sportsperson’s innate desire to play games and structures the games in such a way that they pose tactical problems for the players to solve. The coach acts as a facilitator, setting up the game and where appropriate asking open-ended questions of the players to encourage them to consider and evaluate their tactical decisions.
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Artificial Pitches

This School Support and Club Assist resource provides schools and clubs with advice and guidance on the installation of artificial cricket wickets and practice nets. It also includes the details and current product prices of providers of synthetic turf and run-up options and provides information on how funding assistance can be accessed for such facilities from general community and cricket specific funding sources.
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Turf Pitches

This School Support and Club Assist resource provides information about the preparation and maintenance of school and club pitches and grounds.
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Cricket Leadership

This School Support resource, the Cricket Leadership Course, is a comprehensive programme comprising sixteen lessons that cover the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership, coaching and officiating.
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Club Financial Management

This Club Assist resource focuses on accounting for and managing financial resources. It aims to clarify the position and role of the treasurer within a cricket club, outline the skills and attributes, and equipment needed to help the treasurer to be successful in their role, and provide an overview of the routine procedures of the Treasurer as the manager of the financial resources in a cricket club.
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Coaching and Practice Plans

This School Support and Club Assist resource is designed to assist secondary school and club coaches to formulate a coaching plan, to compile practice plans that will improve the quality of their coaching programmes, and to allow community cricket coordinators to set up effective delivery structures that will assist secondary school and club coaches to share ideas and access current coaching information.
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Club in School

This School Support resource outlines the steps required by a school if it wants to transform how cricket is currently organised and run into a cricket club structure. It details the advantages of this and includes examples of constitutions that could be adopted.
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Club - School Links

This School Support and Club Assist resource provides information on establishing effective links between schools and clubs within a community. It emphasises that building and maintaining viable links needs to be an active process with personnel in both cricket clubs and schools taking the time and making an effort to build a rapport in the interest of the game and its participants.
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Volunteers

This Club Assist resource looks at how to grow, develop, keep and acknowledge the efforts and achievements of volunteers in cricket. It outlines a number of strategies for the recruitment and retention of volunteers with a strong emphasis on their careful management and positive recognition.
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Cricket: Game Understanding

This School Support resource is aimed at secondary school cricketers and provides coaches with an exciting range of modules that can be integrated into their coaching plans. They have been designed to develop young players’ mental and tactical skills, and their capacity to understand and contribute to the game in terms of competent scoring and umpiring. Each module has a clear purpose, contains detailed information for coaches on how to organise the module, and a series of practical, interactive activities/tasks/scenarios to encourage players to ‘learn by doing’.
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Local Game Coordinators

This School Support and Club Assist resource provides secondary schools, clubs and districts with information on the roles and responsibilities of local game coordinators - school coordinators, club coordinators and area coordinators. The appointment of appropriate personnel to these positions can have a significant impact on the organisation of the game at a local level, access to it and the interaction of providers. They are invaluable to Community Cricket Coordinator in aiding the delivery of the development initiatives and provide a local operative to oversee the game and its participants.
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Twenty20 Cricket

This School Support and Club Assist resource is designed for Community Cricket Coordinators and/or school, club, district and association cricket administrators so they can pick it up and know why and how to implement and deliver Twenty20 cricket. It looks at where Twenty20 best fits into the grassroots programme; provides a guideline, including a series of templates on how to introduce it; and examines those issues that need to be considered in the implementation process. It then outlines the rules of Twenty20 cricket so that schools, clubs and districts keen to reach a wider audience of current, past and new players can set up appropriate competitions for them to participate in.
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Player Recruitment and Retention

The aim of this School Support and Club Assist resource is to provide school and club administrators with a set of guidelines for recruiting and retaining players. While there are numerous suggestions in the resource to achieve these objectives, there is no substitute within a club or school for effective organisation, a clear player pathway serviced by quality coaches and coaching, and access to sound practice and playing facilities and equipment.
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Running a Cricket Club

This Club Assist resource has been compiled to provide guidelines about how to run a cricket club, set up an effective club committee, decide the roles and responsibilities of committee members, run effective club meetings and communicate with club members.
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