Schools

Cricket In Schools

If you’re looking for a fun activity that promotes teamwork and keeps your students active, cricket is a great option! We offer a range of support for teachers who are looking to develop cricket within their school.

If you have any queries regarding cricket in schools, please email scrockett@cricketvictoria.com.au

Primary

Mascot Challenge

The Mascot Challenge has been developed to assist Foundation to Grade 2 students in developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.

The program will promote active lifestyles and assist students in achieving 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity activity on most days of the week as outlined in the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines. The Mascot Challenge achieves this by spending 10 minutes a day developing fundamental skills that will assist them in remaining physically active later in life.

As part of the challenge, each day participants will undertake activities designed to challenge them at their own pace in a fun and inclusive environment. To measure their development, each activity has a target that must be achieved before students can move on to the next activity. Students will be able to track their progress each day on the class tally board (included).

Also included are four easy to follow activity cards and posters that show each week’s activities.

Simply place the posters and activity cards where all students can see them and with your assistance, work through each activity. As part of the Mascot Challenge, we have provided a guide that provides examples of how to best integrate cricket within the Health and Physical Education curriculum. The Mascot Challenge can also be used as an effective breakout activity for your students which will allow them to concentrate for longer periods in the classroom.

This will assist in allowing the fundamental motor skills developed as part of the challenge to be successfully nurtured in day to day class activities.

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MILO in2CRICKET Skills Program

MILO in2CRICKET Skills is a four-week curriculum aligned program that is fun and exciting for students of all abilities and is simple for teachers to deliver, no matter what your current knowledge of cricket is.

There are 4 programs: F-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-10.

By offering the MILO in2CRICKET Skills Program at your school, you are giving the students the chance to experience a fun and safe skills program that is aimed to help students learn to play cricket just like their Australian cricket heroes.

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MILO T20 Blast School Cups

Cricket Victoria is excited to once again be partnering with School Sport Victoria (SSV) in the delivery of the Victorian Primary Schools Cricket Program. Both organisations are committed t providing high-quality cricket experiences for primary level boys and girls.

MILO T20 Blast School Cup is an exciting modified version of cricket for upper primary school age children that maximises the involvement of all participants in a 16-over game (eight overs per team) and requires just 45 to 50 minutes from start to finish.

Carnival days include three round robin matches and a final and are generally conducted between 9.30am and 2.30pm at local venues around Victoria.

Cricket Victoria (CV) has been conducting this state-wide competition, formally known as Kanga 8s, since 1998.

In 2017, 1153 primary schools participated with 2343 boys and 1406 girls teams entered in the state-wide competition. The state final was held at the MCG with Berwick and Skipton Primary School being crowned State Champions for the boys and girls competitions respectively.

The MILO T20 Blast School Cup competition is:

  • Free to all schools
  • Modified cricket that maximises participation
  • Played by boys and girls
  • Teacher friendly with easy to understand rules
  • Encourages team work, communication and leadership

The 2018 State Final will be held at the MCG in November.

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U12’s State Team – Boys & Girls

Students must be nominated by their School, with each able to nominate up to three boys. There is no limit to the number of girls schools permitted to nominate.

Cricket Victoria will run the initial trials in all 16 regions. Regions will then nominate up to three boys and three girls to proceed through to the School Sport Victoria trials.

Nominations are now open and will close 3 March, 2018.

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U12’s State Team – Boys & Girls

Important information

  • Following the nomination period, Cricket Victoria will notify students of their trial date and venue. • First round of trials will be run by Cricket Victoria’s Regional Cricket Managers across 16 regions
  • Up to 3 students from each region will be nominated to progress through to SSV squad and attend the first training session in the July school holidays.
  • The first SSV squad session will be run by SSV team coaches, managers and support staff. Through the four official squad sessions, a team of 13 players will be selected.
  • The Championships will take place in Bunbury (WA) from 12 – 19 December 2018. Students selected in this team will be expected to cover the cost of their involvement in this team and carnival (approx. $1,000.00 – which includes transport and uniform)

Nomination criteria:

  • Only children born in 2006 or 2007 can be nominated.
  • Each school can nominate a maximum of 3 boys for this team who are currently playing Club Cricket.
  • There is no limit placed on the number of girls that schools are permitted to nominate. Schools are encouraged to nominate all talented sports girls to trial.

Secondary

MILO In2CRICKET Skills Program

MILO in2CRICKET Skills is a four-week curriculum aligned program that is fun and exciting for students of all abilities and is simple for teachers to deliver, no matter what your current knowledge of cricket is.

There are 4 programs: F-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-10.

By offering the MILO in2CRICKET Skills Program at your school, you are giving the students the chance to experience a fun and safe skills program that is aimed to help students learn to play cricket just like their Australian cricket heroes.

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MILO T20 Blast School Cups

MILO T20 Blast School Cup is a fun-filled version of cricket for lower and middle secondary school children that maximises the involvement of all participants in a 16-over game (eight overs per team), requiring just 45 to 50 minutes from start to finish.

The MILO T20 Blast School Cup state-wide secondary competition is:

  • Free to all schools
  • Modified cricket that maximises participation
  • Played by boys and girls
  • Teacher friendly with easy to understand rules
  • Encourages team work, communication and leadership

Carnival days include three round robin matches and a final and are generally conducted between 9.30am to 2.30pm at local venues around Victoria.

Schools that enter the MILO T20 Blast School Cup Secondary competition can choose to have a free clinic from a Cricket Victoria qualified coach prior to the competition. The clinic is aimed to teach the rules of the game, ground layout, strategies and tips.

Cricket Victoria has been conducting this state-wide competition since 1998.

In 2017, over 200 Secondary Schools participated with 288 boys’ and 308 girls’ teams entered into the Victorian competition.

2017 Winners

Division Result
Year 7 Girls Final Bendigo South East College 153 def. Lavalla Catholic College 63
Year 8 Girls Final Norwood Secondary College 150 def. Marist College 92
Year 9/10 Girls Final Lavalla Catholic College 122 def. Hamilton Alexandra College 112
Year 7 Boys Final Rowville Secondary College 126 def. St Joseph’s College 125
Year 8 Boys Final Lilydale High School 150 def. Bendigo South East College 137
Year 9/10 Boys Final Mornington Secondary College 168 def. Bendigo South East College 133

SSV Year 7 and 8 Girls

In 2017, Cricket Victoria will again run the School Sports Victoria Year 7 and 8 girls cricket competition using the T20 Blast School Cup Secondary rules. The first round will be at division level with all winners progressing through to their SSV region final. The eight regional final winners will then play in the final which will take place in November.

Year 7 & 8 Girls Leadership Program

Cricket Victoria’s Girls Leadership Program, proudly supported by School Sport Victoria is in its third year. The program is aimed at girls in Year 7 & 8 and is back for 2018.

The program has been developed by Mental Edge Consulting – an organisation that specialises in team and organisational culture, wellbeing, performance enhancement, professional development services and support systems for high performance sporting organisations.

Year 7 & 8 Girls Leadership Program

Online Program:

The online program is made up of six 20 minute modules and includes the following topics:

  1. Your leadership Spirit – This module introduces the girls to a range of leadership values to help them to identify their own leadership spirit. Participants will also hear from Leadership Ambassador, Sophie Molineux on what values define her leadership spirit.
  2. Ignite your can do – In this module, participants begin to identify their strengths and learn to focus on what they can do rather than what they can’t do. In addition, the girls will also acknowledge the feeling associated with a ‘can do’ mindset versus a ‘can’t do’ mindset.
  3. Stand Up – This module gives participants strategies to use when required to standup for themselves and others. Along with the appropriate strategies the girls are also taught when the appropriate time is to stand up for themselves and others and here from our Leadership Ambassadors about times when they have had to stand up for themselves and others.
  4. Stand Strong – In this module participants are introduced to how their confidence can be influenced by something as simple as body language. Through the help of our Leadership Ambassadors, participants are asked to reflect on how they feel when practicing strong poses versus timid poses.
  5. Your resilience superpower – This module introduces the participants to what resilience is and how to identify when they have a high level of energy and when their energy is quite low. They will also hear from our Leadership Ambassadors on how they feel when their resilience power is full, half and empty and how they manage this.

Striving for the Stars – The final modules leads the participants through goal setting. Participants hear from our Leadership Ambassadors and begin to think about their own goal; why it is important to them and what barriers are in the way of them getting there.

Application Form

Schools may nominate year 7 and 8 girls from their school for the online interactive program.

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If you’d like to learn more about the program, please contact Sophie Crockett at scrockett@cricketvictoria.com.au

Girls Leadership Forum 2018

November 2017 saw Cricket Victoria host the Metro Girls Leadership Forum at Melbourne Girls College.

The forum is designed to develop leadership skills and provide participants with valuable skills and tools to become emerging leaders.

In addition to the education program, the girls heard from former Australian cricket captain Belinda Clark, Olympian Linley Frame and Cricket Victoria’s CEO Tony Dodemaide, to name a few. The day also included an opportunity to learn about the importance of mindfulness from Smiling Minds and had a terrific interactive Pilates fitness session led by Studio PP.

The Girls Leadership Forum will be back in 2018, and will be held towards the end of Term 4 in Melbourne. Be sure to check back here for the latest news and information.

The Metro Forum will be held later in 2018. Be sure to check back here for the latest news and information.

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