Please read below for all your junior cricket information in 2018/19!
REGISTRATION PROCESS & FEES
This year all cricket registrations will be done online via https://playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details…. For those of you familiar with this mode of registration through other sports such as football, netball, etc., it will be a very similar experience. For those registering online for the first time, it is a quick and easy process involving the following steps:
Step 1: Click on the above link Step 2: Select "Register" at the Junior Comp section Step 3: Hit "Continue" button Step 4: At the Junior Cricket Registration page, you'll need your child's ID (visit the NEJCA or ATCA website, find a game from last year with your child's name on the scorecard, click their name and you'll see their ID below their name). If you do not remember your password click on "Forgot your password". Step 5: Select "Login" Step 6: Complete the remaining fields in the Personal Details section of the Registration form and select "Continue" Step 7: This will take you to the Review your Order page. Update any details as necessary, agree to the terms and conditions, opt in or out of the Cricket Australia offers, and select "Continue". Step 8: This is the payment page. This is where you need to select whether you are claiming a Sports Voucher discount. Make sure that you include the correct Medicare number including the Child reference number adjacent to their name.
This will finalise your registration and you will receive a confirmation email.
Families are requested to register all players by Friday 31 August 2018 as all Hope Valley junior teams are required to be nominated with the relevant Association by the second week of September.
We are not accepting online payments when registering via the PlayCricket site. Instead please pay via a separate Direct Debit transaction to the Club as per the below details:
:: BSB 105-159 :: Account Number 26926540 :: Account Name HVSC Cricket :: Reference: YOUR CHILD'S NAME
Fees for 2018/19, if paid by the 4th Sunday of the season, are: $180 for U/10s, $210 for U/12s, $230 for U/14s, $240 for U/15s and $260 for U/17s. We offer a 10% discount for the 2nd and any subsequent brothers or sisters who register to play.
If you would like some assistance with a payment plan please make contact with a member of the Committee as early as possible. Please note that an additional fee of $20 will be payable for fees that are not paid in full by the 4th Sunday of the season, 4th November 2018, (or by the date otherwise agreed in the payment plan).
Some exciting ONLINE changes are coming to our merchandise this season and we are looking to streamline the process for families! Watch this space for further information in coming weeks.
For all age groups, players are required to have a Hope Valley cricket shirt and cap, white cricket pants, appropriate footwear and protective gear. The club does provide a generic kit for each team to use, including: helmets, pads, gloves, and bats however, it is recommended at a minimum, that each player has their own protective box.
AGE GROUPS, TEAM NUMBERS & SEASON 2018/19 RULE CHANGES
U/10 Age Group: These teams are registered to the North Eastern Junior Cricket Association (NEJCA) and play modified format cricket as per SACA Guidelines with 7 players on the field and a maximum of 9 players per team. Hope Valley Cricket Club welcomes girls and boys to play, with a minimum age of 7 years. All players in this age group must be under 10 years of age as at 1st September 2018.
U/12 Age Group: These teams are registered with NEJCA and for the first time this year will play modified format cricket as per SACA Guidelines with 9 players on the field and a maximum of 11 players per team (and a slightly shorter wicket). Hope Valley Cricket Club welcomes girls and boys to play, and all players in this age group must be under 12 years of age as at 1st September 2018.
U/14 Age Group: These teams are registered with NEJCA and play 11 per side with a maximum of 12 players per team. All players in this age group must be under 14 years of age as at 1st September 2018. U/14 players will be graded into appropriate teams in accordance with the Hope Valley Cricket Club's grading policy.
U/15 and U/17 Age Groups: These teams are registered with the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association (ATCA) and players must be under the age group as at 1st July 2018.
Any further rule changes from last season will be communicated to families through their coaches as we get closer to the commencement of the season in mid-October.
COACH / TEAM MANAGER EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
This season we are expecting a large number of junior sides spread across all 5 age grades. To make sure that all our future champions are given their best opportunity to shine, we will need a coach and team manager for each side. Coaching young children is highly rewarding as many of our existing coaches will attest, and the role of Team Manager is important, particularly in enabling the coach to focus on their primary responsibility of teaching our kids new skills and helping them have fun.
This season we have a number of fantastic experienced coaches already nominated for this season but there are still more needed, particularly in the younger age groups. If you would like to contribute even in some small way then please let any of the Committee know.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ENQUIRIES
The HVCC Junior Committee comprises the following people:
:: Michael Barton, Club President :: Jonno De Conno, Club Chairman :: Kim Madigan, Junior Communications & Logistics :: Dani Llewellyn, Junior Coordinator
As always we welcome your feedback and suggestions and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with your family this season as part of the wider Hope Valley Cricket Club family.