FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE CHILD PROTECTION POLICY, YOUNG PLAYERS ARE DEFINED AS THOSE WHO ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
Laois Cricket Club wishes to provide the best possible environment for young people involved in our sport. Young people deserve to enjoy cricket safely, free of any type of abuse. They have rights which must be respected and also responsibilities that they must accept.
Young People at Laois Cricket Club are entitled to:
Young People at Laois Cricket Club should undertake to:
See below re Fast Bowling Directives Appendix 4 AND also refer to our policy “ Playing Overview” which details Youth Playing Formats.
Young People at Laois Cricket Club should never:
YOUNG PLAYERS PRACTISING DURING AN ADULT GAME IN WHICH THEY ARE PLAYING OR IF JUST PRESENT AT THE GROUNDS TO WATCH A GAME. During an adult game with U18 players either participating or just present to watch the game, some of these may wish to practise their skills. If so, they
ICC Europe / ECB
Fast Bowling Directives for Practice Sessions:
Up to 13........... max:30 balls per session max: 2 sessions per week.
U14, U15........... max: 36 balls per session max: 2 sessions per week.
U16, U17........... max: 36 balls per session max: 3 sessions per week.
U18, U19........... max: 42 balls per session max: 3 sessions per week
The figures for the match and practice sessions are based on players bowling in no more than 3 matches or practice sessions per week for age groups up to and including U15, and 4 matches or practice sessions per week for age groups up to and including U19. Players can play in other matches provided that they do not bowl.
The emphasis should be on quality rather than quantity. These Directives encourage young fast bowlers to focus their efforts on shorter, more intensive spells. Consequently, young fast bowlers should be made aware of the importance of warming up and warming down as part of their preparation.
In the period between the end of the season and Christmas, indoor practice for fast bowlers should be kept to a minimum. Director of Cricket International Teams Lead Coach Assistant C