How Camps Run
All participants attending the camps receive a confirmation letter which lists relevant information relating to the venue, receipt of payment, clinic times and safety issues.
All camps begin with and introduction video out lining safety, expectations and correct procedures for the camp.
Children are placed into groups before the first day of the camp. Groups are formulated by age and best efforts are made to have friends in the same group.
If participants want to be placed into a group with a friend or team mate parents must notify the office when booking in.
Super Camps (Metro Melbourne)
Participants are placed into a group with 8 other players, this group will join another group making a total of 18.
The group coach will take the group of 18 to a specialist coach who will then start the session.
The ratio at this point is 2 coaches to 18 children 1:9 at any point this group may be joined by the coordinator and or the Head Coach (ex Test player) further improving the coaching ratio.
The aim of the Super camp is to have a coach student ratio of around or less than 1:9
Country and Satellite Camps (NSW and Vic)
Participants are placed into a group of 12 this group will have its own coach. At any point the head coach (ex Test player) or the coordinator can move into the session further improving the overall ratio.
Example 1 (Young NSW)
63 Children at the camp
5 Group coaches
1 Head coach
Overall supervision ratio 60 children divided by 7 = 1:9
Example 2 (Wagga NSW)
1 Head coach
Overall supervision ratio 1:9.8
Example 3 (Sunbury Vic)
1 head Coach
Overall supervision ratio 1:6.8
What coaching sessions are held at the camps?
The camps run on a rotational program where each group will have a chance to complete all the key sessions over the duration of the camp.
The camps main sessions:
- Video analysis - batting and / or bowling ( all camps )
- Bowling net session ( all camps)
- Batting net session ( all Camps)
- Centre wicket match practice (depending on availability of centre wicket)
- Centre wicket practice session (as above)
- Fielding session (all camps)
- Modified game (all camps)
- Running between the wickets (not all camps)
- Fitness (not all camps)
- Head coaches major talk (all camps)
* Please note a selection of the above sessions is chosen to suit each grounds dynamics and the number of participants at each camp.
Example Program from Summer 2006
9.10-10:30: Session 1- Batting Nets
10:30-11:00: Drinks/ Talk 1 Graham Yallop
11;00-12.20: Session 2- Centre Wicket Practice
1.00-1.30: Talk 2/Demonstration Graham Yallop
1.30-2.50: Bowling Nets
9.10-10:30: Session 1- Batting Video Analysis
10:30-11:00: Drinks/ Talk 1 Terry Alderman
11;00-12.20: Session 2- Fielding/Keeping Session
1.00-1.30: Talk 2/Demonstration Terry Alderman
1.30-2.50: Match Practice/Modified Game