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Adelaide High School is committed to providing all students with an opportunity to learn, develop and excel in the great game of cricket.

The game has a great deal to offer individuals: acquisition of skills, development of self-esteem, physical fitness and conditioning, an opportunity to play in a team environment, to be involved in representative cricket, and to compete in state and national carnivals.

The Cricket Program Mission Statement

  • Develop positive attitudes towards sport in general and cricket in particular.
  • Foster lifelong interest in cricket to allow participation as a player, coach, umpire and administrator.
  • Develop skills, strategies and knowledge of the game through partial and theoretical situations.
  • Increase awareness of the range of future options for students through cricket and its associated fields.
  • Promote a lifestyle of health and fitness.
  • Provide quality coaching, curriculum and facilities to develop students' skills.
  • Support students in developing self-esteem and positive attitudes towards their education.
  • Create teams that consistently perform at the highest level and produce cricketers with the ability to represent the state and ultimately Australia.
  • The Cricket Program is committed to providing the highest quality of service to its community through is culture of continuous improvement.

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.   If they are successful in their application, they then commit themselves to the Cricket Program Of Excellence.

The Cricket Program offers students:

Opportunities to compete in the:

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

Access to:

Accredited coaches
Turf and hard wicket practice facilities
Turf and hard wicket pitches
Bowling machines
Current technological coaching software 

Practice and training sessions concentrate on:

Skill Acquisition

Development and application of cricket skills
Fitness and conditioning
Game strategies

Physical Development

Improve fitness and conditioning
Improve agility
Improve flexibility
Increase strength and power
Increase speed and athleticism
Develop confidence and self-esteem

Theory Classes

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


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