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Adelaide High School Cricket Program

Adelaide High School is committed to providing all students with an opportunity to learn, develop and excel in the game of cricket.  This noble and ancient game has a great deal to offer individuals: acquisition of skills, development of self-esteem and character, physical fitness and conditioning, an opportunity to play in a team environment, to be involved in representative cricket, and to compete in state, national and international cricket carnivals.  It is expected that the knowledge, skill and experience gained through our Cricket Program will foster a life long passion for the game and create opportunities for all players to fulfil their potential.  The ultimate honour is national representation – a dream that can be achieved.

Curriculum

Practical

Lessons and Training sessions will include:

  • Development and application of cricket skills
  • Fitness and conditioning
  • Game strategies

Theory

  • Origins and history of cricket
  • Rules, etiquette  and game strategies
  • Leadership / teamwork
  • Sports psychology
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Health, Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Applied exercise physiology
  • Factors affecting performance
  • Fitness analysis
  • Cricket and technology
  • Maintaining a cricket folio

Facilities and Resources

  • Accredited coaches
  • Turf and hard wicket practice facilities
  • Turf and hard wicket pitches

Training

For all teams, training takes place either at school, SACA facilities or another indoor centre. Cricketers must also attend fitness sessions which take place at school.

Competition

Opportunities to compete in:

  • Secondary School Sport SA (SSSSA), Sports Association for Adelaide Schools (SAAS), Statewide Knockout and Zone Competitions in One Day Games, Super 8s, Twenty 20
  • Regular Saturday morning competition
  • Regional, state and national cricket carnivals
  • Australian Five Highs Cricket Carnival

Pathways for Player Development

Adelaide High School liaises closely with both the South Australian Cricket Association [SACA]. 

Adelaide High School also competes in the annual Australian 5 Highs Cricket Carnival, which is a First XI national competition.  Other participating schools are Brisbane State High School, Kent Street Senior High School (Perth), Melbourne High School and Sydney High School.  Each capital city hosts the carnival once every five years.

Special Cricket Entry

The Adelaide High School Cricket Program also incorporates a talent identification selection process, whereby talented cricketers from outside the school zone can apply to enrol at Adelaide High School.  Students will be selected on the basis of a skills test, a written application, an interview and their primary school report.

Information about this process is available from Adelaide High School and all primary schools in early March. Successful students commit themselves to the Cricket Program during the period of their enrolment at Adelaide High School. Their involvement in cricket takes precedence over their involvement in other sports.

The Cricket Program is also available to Zone and sibling students who are enrolled at Adelaide High School and who have a passion for cricket.

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