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Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club Player’s Handbook 2011-2012


Contents Page Club Mission Statement

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Club Vision Statement

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Coaching/Training Personnel

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Coach’s Message

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Player’s Charter

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Training Regulations and Locations

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Team Selection

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Match-Day Regulations

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Training Calendar

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Mentor Program

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Areas of Development

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Cricket Fitness

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Cricket Basics

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Notes

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Club Mission Statement The Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club Mission Statement outlines the club’s goals and purpose. It is something that all club members should be aware of and strive for.

“Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club will provide cricketers of all backgrounds and abilities with an enjoyable and competitive cricketing experience, providing opportunities for continual improvement of both individuals and team playing standards. The club will also provide members with enjoyable and regular off-field activities and events.”

Club Vision Statement The Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club Vision Statement identifies the position of the club in the future.

“Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club will become the club of choice for cricketers in the Bayside/Peninsula area seeking a high standard of organised and enjoyable on and off-field experiences.”

Player Contribution to Mission and Vision of the club Regardless of age and ability, all players are expected to contribute to both the Mission and Vision Statement of the club both on and off the field. Players should actively seek strategies and methods to improve their own performance, the performance of their team and the improvement of the overall club.

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Coaching Personnel Head Coach - Geoff Stewart Email geoff_stewart@yahoo.com or gstewart@pga.org.au Mobile 0422 994 517 Assistant Coach – Shannon Groome Email shannon@krusemedia.com.au Mobile 0488 988 056 Assistant Coach – Andrew MacKessack (1st XI captain) Email andrew.MacKessack@finity.com.au Mobile 0412 538 848 Assistant Coach – David Fernandez (1st XI vice captain) Email david4nandez@hotmail.com Mobile 0407 043 336 Assistant Coach – Ben Sharland Email benjamind@sportsbet.com.au Mobile 0433 822 611 Equipment Steward – Sean Gales Mobile 0422 994 517 Net Captain – Greg Davidson Mobile 0438 146 251

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Coaching Structure The coaching structure (shown below) of the Bonbeach Tangy Cricket Club is designed to provide every member of the club with the best opportunity for development. Support will be provided not only from designated coaches, but all players are expected to assist one another whenever appropriate.

Geoff Stewart (Head Coach)

Shannon Groome (Assistant Coach)

Andrew MacKessack (Assistant Coach)

Dave Fernandez (Assistant Coach)

Ben Sharland (Assistant Coach)

All Bonbeach Tangy CC players

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Coach’s Message To All Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club members, The overall aim of the coaching personnel at Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club is to provide all players with the opportunity to reach their full potential as a player through developing the three core cricket skills: Fielding Batting Bowling All players should aim to find and pursue methods of positively contributing to the performance of both their own team and the on-field strength of the overall club. In addition, all players are expected to assist other with their own pursuit of cricket development via encouragement and assistance. Your goal as a player is to take responsibility for your own improvement by utilising the various resources at the club to strive for your full potential in each of the three core skills. The resources available may be in the form of coaching, activities, equipment and facilities. You should aim to be fully aware of the goals of both your team and club for each game and the overall season The coaching staff will provide you with a holistic approach to development focusing on improving various cricket skills in each of the four key improvement areas; Technical, Tactical, Psychological and Physical. Skills and abilities in each of these four areas will be evaluated, developed and re-evaluated periodically. Enjoy your cricket and the environment of playing and training, including the off-field activities of the Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club. With all players working in the same direction towards individual and overall team and club objectives, the Bonbeach Cricket Club will have its best chance of on-field and off-field success. Do your best with every ball you field, face or bowl. Good luck and enjoy the 20112012 season.

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Player’s Charter The values each player brings to their team, the overall club, and the game itself are extremely important for the ongoing success of Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club. Every player is expected to make an important contribution to play the game in good spirit and fairness. The following details the Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club Player’s Charter, outlining how all players are expected to train, play the game and socialise. Training  All players will adhere to the rules and regulations outlined for all training sessions  All players will fully commit their best effort to training  All players will respect and encourage all other players  All players will follow the instructions provided by coaching personnel  All players will commit to assist one another with development  All players will take responsibility for their own improvement Game  All players will fully commit their best on-field performance at all times for the club  All players will follow the instructions of their team captain at all times  All players will respect the decision of the umpires at all times  All players will respect team-mates at all times  All players will show respect to opponent clubs and players at all times Club  All players will provide assistance to the club if requested or whenever possible  All players support off-field club activities whenever possible  All players will respect all off-field club personnel and decisions  All players will respect and accept all selection decisions Player conduct Where a member of Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club fails to comply with the Player’s Charter they will be required to fully explain to the club’s Disciplinary Committee. The Disciplinary Committee reserves the right to impose an appropriate sanction on the related player.

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Training Regulations Training is considered a vital component of short and long-term player development, with the coaching staff investing a considerable amount of time planning and implementing sessions. Strong training numbers and strong training effort will lead to a strong overall club. Training Calendar The time and location of Training Sessions will be clearly indicated on the provided 2011-2012 Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club Training Calendar. Updated information will be provided when necessary and changes and adjustments to the calendar will be relayed to players via email and/or SMS message. Training Times Players are encouraged to arrive at training by the time specified on the Training Calendar. Training will officially commence at the time indicated and those arriving after this time will miss important improvement activities. If possible, players are also encouraged to arrive prior to the designated time in order to attend to specific batting, bowling and fielding goals with a partner. Training Cancellation Training sessions will never be cancelled. All other club members are encouraged to attend on occasions when inclement weather will lead to a change in training activities. Alternative training activities will be arranged regardless of the weather conditions. If desired, attend training in appropriate wet-weather attire. Training Attire It is compulsory for all players to be attired in official Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club training attire for all sessions. All players are reminded to bring training gear suitable for the location indicated on the training calendar. Injuries Please inform the coaching staff in the event that a player has sustained an injury and is unable to train at 100% intensity. If appropriate, modified training activities will be prescribed.

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Training Locations Indoor net training Bonbeach cricket club will utilise the facilities at Saxons Indoor Sports Centre at various times throughout the Pre-Season period. The club may also utilise the indoor basketball courts at Bonbeach Reserve. Beach Training Bonbeach Cricket Club will conduct various training sessions throughout the year at Bonbeach “Beach�. Outdoor training Bonbeach cricket club will utilise the facilities at both Bonbeach Cricket ground and Chelsea YCW cricket ground throughout Pre-season and In-season. Teams and training squads may be directed to train at either location, depending upon the specific goal of the session. All players are to assemble at Bonbeach Cricket Club nets at the time indicated on the training calendar. Practice Matches Pre-Season practice matches for certain teams and players will be arranged in preparation for the upcoming season. All relevant players will be notified at the appropriate time. Independent Fitness Training Each member of the club with aspirations to play a high-level of cricket is to undertake individual and independent fitness training throughout the winter months in preparation for the coming season. Both Pre-Season and In-Season training will be devoted to skill development, with an acceptable level of fitness expected of all players with aspirations to play at their best possible level. All players who are serious and genuine about their individual contribution to the performance of their respective team at the club are fully expected to address fitness related weaknesses and maintain strengths prior to the commencement of the season.

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Team Selection Team selection will be conducted following Thursday training sessions. Whilst it is impossible to list all factors, team selection will be influenced by the following factors (in no specific order):  Team goals  Team balance  Player’s past performance  Player’s training performance  Player’s training attendance  Player’s game-day effort and attitude  Player’s training effort and attitude  Player’s overall season availability  Player’s future potential  The opposition  The conditions

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Match-Day Regulations Whilst the captain of each specific team will outline specific match-day regulations for his players, the following regulations apply to all members of Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club, regardless of the team in which they are selected.  Arrive at the venue by the time indicted by your captain  Assist with equipment set-up  Wear appropriate Bonbeach CC attire before the game  Wear appropriate Bonbeach CC attire during the game  Wear appropriate Bonbeach CC attire after the game  Follow the instructions of your captain at all times  Support and encourage team-mates at all times  Give 100% effort for your team and club at all times  Assist with equipment pack-up  Return to Bonbeach-Tangy CC following the game

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2011-2012 Training Calendar (Subject to change) July 2011 Sunday

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Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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17 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

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24 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

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31 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

August 2011 Sunday

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3 Indoor BTCC - 8:00pm Saxons - 8:45pm

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7 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

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10 Indoor BTCC - 8:00pm Saxons - 8:45pm

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14 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

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17 Indoor BTCC - 8:00pm Saxons - 8:45pm

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21 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

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24 Indoor BTCC - 8:00pm Saxons - 8:45pm

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28 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

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31 Indoor BTCC - 8:00pm Saxons - 8:45pm

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September 2011 Sunday

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Tuesday

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Saturday

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4 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

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7 Indoor BTCC - 8:00pm Saxons - 8:45pm

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11 Intraclub Practice Match

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14 Indoor BTCC - 8:00pm Saxons - 8:45pm

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18 Jimbo Shield

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21 Indoor BTCC - 8:00pm Saxons - 8:45pm

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23 Training Camp & Practice Match

24 Training Camp & Practice Match

25 Training Camp & Outdoor Training BTCC

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October 2011 Sunday

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1 Outdoor-BTCC 10:00am

2 Practice Match TBC

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4 Outdoor-BTCC 5:30pm

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6 Outdoor-BTCC 5:30pm

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8 Season Week 1

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11 Outdoor-BTCC 5:30pm

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13 Outdoor-BTCC 5:30pm

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15 Season Week 2

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18 Outdoor-BTCC 5:30pm

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20 Outdoor-BTCC 5:30pm

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22 Season Week 3

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25 Outdoor-BTCC 5:30pm

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27 Outdoor-BTCC 5:30pm

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29 Season Week 4

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Mentoring at Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club Mentoring is about helping another person at your club, regardless of their stage of development, to change their performance for the better. Experienced players at Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club are expected to naturally mentor younger club members throughout the 2011/2012. Benefits to Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club  Taps into the knowledge of existing players  Re-energises players who take on a mentoring role  Encourages players to progress to the “next level”  Develops positive relationships between players Benefits to the Mentor  Renewed enthusiasm and commitment in their own play  Opportunities to share knowledge and skills  Recognition of personal experience Benefits to the Mentee/Player  Increased confidence and motivation  Constructive feedback  Helps translate theory into practice  Promotes learning through relationships at the club  Increased training performance  Increased support and motivation Qualities of a Good Mentee/Player  A desire to be mentored and improve  A willingness to drive the relationship  Trustworthy  A willingness to be challenged  Flexibility and openness to new ideas  An ability to listen and accept feedback and guidance  An ability to provide feedback to their mentor  Goal setting skills  Enthusiasm Page | 14


Appreciation of the efforts of the mentor

The Mentoring Process 1. 2. 3. 4.

Identify the needs of the mentee Set some realistic goals Observation by the mentor of the mentee’s performance Analyse performance and provide of specific and constructive feedback and consult with coaching staff 5. Review the effectiveness of the process and the relationship Mentor Roles  Assessment of the player in particular skill areas  Developing the player’s knowledge and skills  Being a role model  Be a motivator  Building up the confidence of the player  Be a resource of knowledge  Challenge or question the player’s current methods  Be a sounding board on issues or problems the player may have  Offer impartial feedback and evaluation of performance  Encourage the development of communication skills Do’s and Don’ts for Mentors    

Do allow the mentee to take responsibility for the relationship Do have reasonable expectations of the person you are mentoring Do look for the best in others and offer encouragement Do have enthusiasm

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Don’t be afraid to take risks and do things differently Don’t expect to solve all the player’s problems Don’t allow the player to become dependent upon you Don’t neglect your own game

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Four Areas of Development Within the three core cricket skills of fielding, batting and bowling, there are four (4) specific areas of skill development. Training at Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club in 2011-2012 will address each of the four areas, giving each player a greater opportunity to reach their full potential. It is also important for all players to take responsibility for ensuring that all areas are addressed when training individually (e.g. Physical) Technique The specific fielding, batting and bowling movements used by a cricketer are referred to as their technique. The angle of the bat at impact, arm position when throwing and wrist position when bowling are all examples of technique. Whilst good cricket technique is important, it is only one of four factors that ultimately lead to performance on the field. Thinking How you are thinking and where you are focusing are extremely high influences of performance in cricket. When should you concentrate? What should you concentrate on? Are you becoming distracted by irrelevant factors? It is vitally important to train your mind during practice sessions to perform optimally during a match. Tactics Tactics refers to the decisions you make in a game. Running aggressively between wickets, choosing when to bowl a slower ball and taking an extra step closer in the slips are all examples of cricket tactics. Whilst the captain of each team sets the tone for many tactical decisions in the sport of cricket, there are many times when each player is required to take individual responsibility for a tactically based decision relating to their own performance. Both team specific and individual tactics will be discussed and trained throughout the season. Physical Physical attributes and fitness have an influence on cricketing performance. Does your level of agility save your team, or cost your team runs? Can you bowl long spells when you captain asks you to continue? Does your lack of batting fitness lead to concentration errors? Physical fitness can always be improved to lead to better on-field performance. It is each player’s individual responsibility to improve and maintain physical attributes and fitness during both the off-season and in-season.

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Cricket Fitness Fitness Development It is the responsibility of all players at Bonbeach-Tangy Cricket Club to improve or maintain fitness in all of the areas listed above on an individual basis over both the winter months and In-Season. Whilst club training sessions will be conducted with a high level of intensity, the emphasis will be on Technical, Tactical and Psychological development.

Components of Fitness for Improved Cricket Performance Agility The ability of the body to change direction quickly is referred to as agility. Agility is useful when fielding and running between wickets and is considered an extremely important component of fitness for successful cricket. Speed The ability of the body or a limb to move quickly is referred to as speed. Speed is important when running quickly to the ball in the field, or running between wickets. High hand/arm speed is also used when bowling, throwing or for bat speed and is considered an extremely important component of fitness for cricket. Strength & Power The ability of the body to generate force is referred to as strength. The ability to use strength with speed is referred to as power. Strength and Power are used for bat speed, fast bowling and throwing for power and distance. It is important that lack of Strength and Power are not a limiting factor in overall cricket performance. Endurance The ability of the body to continue activity over a long period of time is referred to as Endurance. Reasonable amounts of cardiovascular and muscular endurance are required for extended bowling spells, a long innings or a day in the field. It is important to maintain levels of endurance that do not limit batting, bowling and fielding performance. Flexibility The range of motion around the various joints of the body is referred to as flexibility. Flexibility is important for both performance and injury prevention in all areas of fielding, batting and bowling.

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Fielding Basics When undertaking fielding practice and during the game, focus on the following points in an effort to maximise fielding performance:  Watch the ball or the batsman & bat  Move as quickly as possible to the ball in a straight line  Use soft hands by giving with the ball  Always attempt to get your eyes in line with the ball  Move to a position of back-up every ball  Walk-in with the bowler and use a “ready” step  Stay low in catching positions  Throw hard and low from the boundary  Fully switch concentration on in the bowler’s delivery stride  Encourage your bowlers and fieldsmen all day

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Batting Basics When undertaking batting practice and during the game, focus on the following points in an effort to maximise batting performance:  Focus on the bowler’s hand at the moment of release  Keep head still at the point of release  Move forward or back to all deliveries  Get the eyes in line with the ball  Play with a straight bat and a full face when possible  Know your role in the team – as assigned by your captain  Look to score  Play to the team’s objectives & play for the team  Know your batting strengths  Always call loudly and run at 100% speed between the wickets every run

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Bowling Basics When undertaking bowling practice and during the game, focus on the following points in an effort to maximise bowling performance:  Mark run-up accurately  Set the field with the captain  Bowl with rhythm  Know your preferred and desired length for the pitch/batsman  Know your preferred and desired line for the pitch/batsman  Bowl one side of the wicket  Know the role assigned to you by your captain  Use controlled aggression  Know and predominantly use your stock delivery  Be pro-active rather than reactive  Focus on you, not the batsman

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Wicket-Keeping Basics When undertaking wicket-keeping practice and during the game, focus on the following points in an effort to maximise wicket-keeping performance:  Be in the “ready position” at the moment of release  Use soft hands by giving with the ball  Move feet to get the eyes in line with the ball  Fully switch concentration on in the bowler’s delivery stride  Encourage your bowlers all day  Encourage your fieldsmen all day  Be ready to approach the stumps every delivery  Focus on the bowler’s hand at the moment of release  Aim to take the ball at waist high with both hands

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Notes

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