Junior Cricket Newsletter August 2008 Preamble The Junior Cricket AGM was held on the 28 July 2008. It was a meeting very well attended by both parents and coaches. Thank you to all those who came to show support. Congratulations to the new incoming committee. time we fielded “strength on strength “teams at the under 11 and under 13 levels. As a result we had to conduct one of the largest set of trials ever seen at these age groups. The trials were very well run and conducted as well as very thorough, resulting in most of the players being happy with the results. However, as we all know, it’s impossible to please everyone, Chairman’s Section and there were some grumbles. This is an area This is the Chairman’s Report as read and that we can improve on in the future. The accepted at the AGM: strength on strength format looks to be here to stay. The 2007/8 was a season of records for the junior section. We recorded the highest We also rolled out our new kit which put a cap number of players ever registered in this or hat on every child’s head and made us look division. In fact there were still players willing really smart in the field. to register late into March. Some of these were given a free chance to check the club out and We ran night leagues for the Under 11 and all promised to be back at the start of the Under 13 age groups with mixed success. The rain and problems with the lights at Stan 2008/9 season. Friedman curtailed the second half of the A record number of teams were entered into Under 13 night league, where we were to have the Gauteng Junior leagues and all who played games against other clubs in a 20/20 participated, had fun competing against the Knock Out league. This will be looked at in the other clubs in the league. Not all games were new season. By all accounts the Under 11 night won, but we did manage to win more than we league ran well, with the exception of some lost. issues with the kit. We did not get to have the traditional Coaches vs. Barflies, Dads and We had tremendous response from people Under 15 night league as we ran out of time. willing to help. As a result we ended the Again we will look at this in the new season. season with over 60 coaches and sub-coaches on our books. Tony Stubbs provided an The season ended with a very successful tour introductory “Level 0” coaching course for to Mpumalanga for sides from the Under11’s, newcomers, and we organized both a “Level 1” Under 13’s and Under 15’s. and “Level 2” GCB course for our coaches as well as coaches from other clubs. Concerns for the new season revolve around personnel and grounds. As you know, the loss Unfortunately this was also a record season for of Jan Lotz is really starting to bite, especially rain. In the end we ended up with 8 or 9 in the second half of the season when few or Saturdays washed out. This was extremely none of K.H.S. fields were available. We also frustrating for all of us, given the number of lost some key personnel in the second half, players we have attracted. leaving us really thin on the ground. In order for us to grow, which we intend to do, both 2007/8 was also historic in that it was the first these issues will need addressing. It’s great to see that the artificial nets have been repaired HEAD COACHES: U7 (e) John Groom during the off-season. I also see lots of work U9 (e) Riaan Oberholzer taking place at the K.H.S. nets which has been U11 (e) Mike Lazenby long overdue. Hopefully this will help ease the congestion on the K.H.O.S.A. main oval. U13 (e) Norman Clements All in all, the 2007/8 junior cricket season at U15 (e) Tony Tarr K.H.O.S.A. was a great success, resulting in a positive bank balance. The empty portfolios still need to be filled. My thanks go out to my committee and all the (e) – Executive Committee other personnel who had a hand in making last season, truly one of the best ever. Please support the committee as they will have a lot of hard work this season. I trust we will see them all back for the 2008/9 season. 2008/2009 Season Dates Yours in Cricket, Alan Gerig, Chairperson - Junior Cricket. New Committee The following members were elected to run on the Junior Cricket Committee: CHAIRMAN: (e) VICE CHAIR: (e) SECRETARY: (e) TREASURER: (e) Alan Gerig Anne Corden Fiona Harrison Doug Poole Venski FUNDRAISING: TUCK SHOP/KIT ISSUE: Pierre & Norelle Kitchenmaster MAIN CLUB REPRESENTATIVE:(e) Pierre Kitchenmaster STATS CO-ORDINATOR: Tracy Venski STATS: U9 U11 & U13 U15 Quentin Lynch Peter Brasler REGISTRATION: Saturday, 13 September 08:00 – 11:00 Tuesday, 16 September 18:30 – 20:30 Thursday, 18 September 18:30 – 20:30 SEASON STARTS: Saturday, 20 September Please note that the registration forms will be e-mailed to all the current e-mail addresses on the previous year’s database. This registration form is also available for download on the K.H.O.S.A. website. www.khosa.co.za New Season Subs The new season subs will work slightly differently from the previous season. Due to rising costs and the current economic climate, the committee has made a decision to try keep the subs as low as possible. It was also decided to give existing members the choice of a price with kit and a price without if you still have the previous year’s kit. Please note that if you do take the option with a new shirt the club will be subsidising the shirt. The prices for the new season are as follows: Without Shirt – U7 – R 350 per child U9 to U15 1st Child – R 600 2nd Child – R 570 3rd & More – R 540 per child With Shirt – U7 – R 450 per child U9 to U15 1st Child – R 800 2nd Child – R 750 3rd & More – R 700 per child PARENT LIAISON/DATABASE :(e) Deryn FIELDS & SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE: (This portfolio will be held by the individual Head Coaches) EG. You have 3 children U11, U9, U7 who are all returning members. You decide to take the option without kit. R 600 + R 570 + R 350 = R 1520 You have 3 children U11, U9, U7 of which two are returning members and the U7 is new so you need a shirt. R 600 + R 570 + R 450 = R 1620 You have 4 children all returning but one has outgrown his/her kit. (The offer will apply to the 1st child only). R 800 + R 570 + R 350 + R350 = R2070 The offer equates the kit to R 200 instead of the price for the shirt and cap of R 270. Night League There will be a night league this season, but this will be announced closer to the time. Please note that it will once again be on a first come first serve basis. Tony Stubbs Tony Stubbs has been the club professional for the past 13 years. He has done a great deal for both K.H.O.S.A. Cricket and K.H.O.S.A. Junior Cricket. It is with sadness that we have to announce that Tony will not be returning to the club this season. I am sure that he will be missed and we wish him well for his future. Other Matters The committee wishes to encourage all parents to make use of the club facilities. It is an excellent place to relax while your child is busy with cricket practice. K.H.O.S.A. Club is an excellent place to meet and network with other people and is listed as one of the cheapest clubs in Gauteng to join. The club offers facilities to watch sports events as well as a social bar and restaurant. To join the club will cost you R 330 per year. Please contact one of the Committee Members if you are interested.