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SECA Juniors Update 22nd October 

 

Hello SECA Juniors,

 

We trust everyone is well, ready & pumped for crickets return in a few weeks.. Finally !!!

 

An update on recent info sent, with more confirmed planning + INFO for the season ahead, given latest announcements..

*Previous comms’ further down 

 

-KEY DATES-

 

SECA Juniors Meeting- Monday 8th Nov 7pm via Zoom *Compulsory for ALL clubs*

 

Season Start Date- Week Commencing Friday 19th November

 

Finals Commence- W/C Friday 11th March (2 weeks)

 

We have again scheduled ALL 1 day games (+ 2 week finals series) for the season ahead,

in the current climate we feel this is best to hopefully ensure a smooth season.

 

 

SECA JUNIORS INFO DOC- *ALL Junior Co-Ordinators have a copy*

Hopefully this addresses the vast majority of junior queries/ FAQs, I suggest you send to ALL Coaches + Team managers for some lite reading 😊

*The full SECA handbook is available via the SECA website TAB>Organisation>SECA handbook 21-22

 

COVID-19-  keep updated with latest news here https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/clubs-support/covid-19/covid-19-latest/

*Major Point- Club sanctioned training can commence (players + coaches only), taking into account all protocols are followed.

 

GRADING + FIXTURING-

*We have accommodated 95% of requests, please understand we have to shift a few teams to balance grade numbers for fixturing & region splits.

this is done considering various factors & vast experience, these are unable to be changed once set.

Our plan is to have the fixtures released, live on M/C by Monday 15th Nov.

Any team withdrawn after *October 31st will attract a fine of $50 for each instance.

 

CLEARANCES-

If clubs can please action any pending clearances within the 14 day’s timeframe as per our Rules.

After this time SECA will approve any outstanding clearances needing to be granted.

*Clubs will lose the right to dispute/refuse any pending clearances once the 14 days has expired.

 

CHILD SAFETY-

ALL INFO + mandatory documents (via links) needed for completion are now listed/available via the SECA Website

To comply with SECA, CV and CA (& more importantly the safety of ALL juniors) EVERY SECA affiliated club shall -Complete + Return these by  Friday October 29 2021 

NO Compliance= NO Play !!

 

 

SCOREBOOKS- 

-Stage 1 books are now back in stock via M/C online store TAB> organisation>Junior cricket shop

*For standard SECA books we will communicate how these are to be received/ collected in the coming weeks.

 

SECA REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM

Trials to commence on Sunday 7th November. ALL players and families have now been contacted/updated.

*Relevant juniors tabs on SECA website will also contain updates as we progress through trials

 

Under 18s- We are NOW CALLING for U18 nominations from clubs, pls send with players name/s + contact details by Nov 12th.

*These will then be reviewed/ selected by coaches & next steps provided directly to players.

 

Please like/ follow SECA Facebook Page this will contain latest CV updates (CV-19), which clubs can ‘on share’ with members via their own outlets.

 

Junior Co-Ord-  Future Planning- *Potential future Jnr Co-Ord ???

If your club has a 2IC junior type person, or planning that this may be your (current) co-ords last year, It’s good idea to include them on these comms  (& any questions/ replies etc) this season, so they can see what's expected/coming when they ‘hop in the chair’, think of it as Co-Ord apprenticeship 😊

 

SECA Website- Latest updates re Juniors here, please direct families (via internal comms’), to hopefully ease the Qs + workload on Co-Ords !!

 

 

Regards,

 

SECA

Juniors 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECA Juniors Update 30th September

Dear Junior Co-Ordinators & Club Secretaries,

 

Hope you are well in these trying times, we wanted to provide updates as we aim to commence our cricket season as soon as possible.

 

Listed below are some milestone dates the SECA Junior Committee have finalised, also some other points which need to be addressed and adhered too.

 

-KEY DATES-

 

Team nominations due- Friday 15th October (extended by 2 weeks)

 

SECA Juniors meeting- Monday 8th Nov 7pm via Zoom **Compulsory for ALL clubs**

 

Season Start date- Week commencing Friday 19th November (Covid Pending)

 

Finals Commence- W/C Friday 11th March (2 weeks)

 

We have again scheduled ALL 1 day games (+ 2 week finals series) for the season ahead,

in the current climate we feel this is best to hopefully ensure a smooth season.

 

Note- After feedback last season, we have aimed to increase (standard) junior matches ‘game-time’ to allow more cricket & ease of management.

 

U12s> ALL Matches (Sat or Sun only) will NOW be 25 overs (were 20) & Start at 8:30AM (was 8:45)

 

U14s +16s > (Fridays) Start 2 x 20ov matches, we will trial 25 over matches (x3) In Dec & see how they go, for later games

 

U18s- To start Wed 24th Nov (Post Y12 exams)

*See how many teams nominated, but will likely be a 7-8 Rd season *Grand Final early February..

Rookies>  (Sat or Sun only) to remain at 20 over games

 

 

COVID-19-  keep updated with latest news here https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/clubs-support/covid-19/covid-19-latest/

*Major Point- NO ‘club sanctioned’ training allowed at this time.

 

CLEARANCES-

If clubs can please action any pending clearances within the 14 day’s timeframe as per our Rules.

*Clubs will lose the right to dispute/refuse any pending clearances once the 14 days has expired.

 

CHILD SAFETY-

ALL INFO (+ mandatory documents needed for completion) are now listed/available via the SECA Website

Remember NO Club will have a team compete in SECA until these requirements are completed in full.

Any questions or queries with this please contact SECA Executive member Ian Poulter @  ipoulter1962@gmail.com

*Any family that registers their child MUST agree to CA’s Child Safety Policy (reg won’t proceed), if a child is registered, family is compliant.

 

SECA REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM

Trials to commence on Sunday 7th November (Covid permitting). ALL players and families will be updated in the coming days

*We have had to adjust squad numbers (from initial club nominations) with the reduced time available (mostly done by age), but rest assured all those who have had to be removed this season will be guaranteed a trial spot next season.

*Relevant juniors tabs on SECA website will also contain updates as we progress through trials

 

 

Please like/ follow SECA Facebook Page as this will contain updates, clubs can ‘on share’ with members/ families via their own outlets.

 

 

Junior Co-Ord-  Future Planning- *Potential future Jnr Co-Ord ???

If your club has a 2IC junior type person, or planning that this may be your (current) co-ords last year, It’s good idea to include them on SECA comms'  now/ this season, so they can see what's expected/coming when they ‘hop in the chair’, think of it as a Co-Ord apprenticeship. 

 

 

Hopefully all junior clubs have been liaising with their local council, to request/ confirm grounds for juniors.

*We are also working with councils to assist/ accommodate team requests & manage as needed.

 

 

If there are any queries on the above or other, please don’t hesitate to make contact, we are here to help 😊

 

 

SECA Juniors

 

Nick Macmillan


seca_juniors@outlook.com.au 

SECA Junior Operations Mgr.

 

 

*8th September- Junior Club Update*

 Hello SECA Juniors, 

 Hope everyone is well & soldiering through another lockdown, rolling the arm over in the backyard with this improved weather….

Just a quick update on recent info sent out, tentative planning for the season ahead..

 

In these uncertain times it’s obviously very hard to ‘lock anything in’, so any dates listed are to be used as ‘aspirational’ only at this stage…

 

SECA Junior matches will NOT be starting (as originally planned) on Friday October 8

Our aim is to provide as much time as possible to advise of any potential start dates, following Gov/ Health & CV advice.

*Our next landmark update is planned for last week of September, which we are planning to hold a zoom meeting for SECA juniors around this time.

 

 

Updated Reg form- *Sent to all Jnr Co-Ords-

We have extended Reg form return date to 30th September, to allow clubs more time to plan/ organise members.

 

 

  

CHILD SAFETY-

ALL INFO (+ mandatory documents needed for completion) are now listed/available via the SECA Website (member protection section)

*Any family that registers their child MUST agree to CA’s Child Safety Policy (reg wont proceed otherwise).

 

 

 

SECA REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM

ALL players nominated by clubs (originally) have been added to trial squads & contacted directly, we will advise updates directly with families what is planned/ allowed with CV-19 protocols, once we aim to start trials.

*Relevant juniors tabs on SECA website will also contain updates as we progress.

 

 

Please like/ follow SECA Facebook Page as this will also contain updates, which clubs can ‘on share’ with members/ families via club  platforms.

 

  

Junior Co-Ord-  Future Planning- *Potential future Jnr Co-Ord ???

If your club has a 2IC junior type person, or planning that this may be your (current) co-ords last year, It’s good idea to include them on SECA comms  (& any questions/ replies etc) this season, so they can see what's expected/coming when the ‘hop in the chair’, think of it as a (12mth) Co-Ord apprenticeship 😊

 

 

Hopefully all junior clubs have been liaising with their local council, to confirm ground requests.

*We are also working with councils to assist/ accommodate team requests

If there are any queries on the above or other, please sing out >>>> We are here to help 😊

Regards,

 

Nick Macmillan

 

Junior Operations Mgr.

SECA_Juniors@outlook.com.au

 

 

Actions Required- For NOW

As there is often movement in junior roles (co-ords.), if everyone can confirm the primary junior contact at your club for the upcoming season ASAP, so we can ensure any updates over the coming weeks is reaching the correct people.

 

 

Team Registration Forms-Sent to Junior Co-Ords (via Email)

Whilst we have an aspirational form return date of Sept 17th (assuming we start on time), we understand this is challenging at present & will communicate with plenty of notice if this changes, based on the frequent/ ever-changing daily life we have now become accustomed to.

 

***This is NOW DUE 30th September***

 

 

 

Changes of note- For Season 2021/22 >

-There is NO U12D

-NO U12s fixtured on a Friday

-12C will be stage 2 formats 20 or 30ov. (after some confusion last season), this is now mandatory across the grade 

-SECA juniors doc will include a bit more relevant info for each age bracket & be sent out once more is known around season structure

-U18s will be dictated by number of teams registered, early signs are it will have sufficient teams to go ahead

-If you have 3+ teams in ANY age bracket, one MUST BE at highest graded level (A Grade or equivalent)

 

*If you wish to apply for a non A grade entry, this must be in writing & detailed reasons provided in advance of team registration return date

 

 

For any others (junior related) queries or matters, please get in touch, we are here to help !!

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Nick Macmillan

 

SECA Juniors

Operations Mgr.

 

 

 

Juniors information > Special Permits Application


 


The possibility exists for "overage players" to be granted a Special Permit to play below their age-group. 

Any Special Permit lasts for one season only.

In every Special permit application, the Junior sub-committee review statistics, age and other circumstances outlined in the application.  

We are mindful that Juniors are an “Under Age” competition, but that some flexibility is needed for “special cases”. We try to balance retaining players that may otherwise be lost to cricket, while being as fair as possible to other clubs and players that are not seeking exemptions.

 

Special Permit applications are determined on a “needs basis” using criteria below, with the application preferably fitting several (but not necessarily all) of the following criteria:

*When applying please list all info from last season + #criteria applies E.g. Ricky Ponting (DOB -July) G-7 R-29 W-3 >Criteria 2+4, request to play in ‘X’ team this season

 

[1] club lacks a team in a higher-age group, so the player would be lost to the club if permit was rejected

[2] rejecting the permit would deprive the player of a game as they are not playing senior cricket at the club or elsewhere

[3] the club has “awkward numbers” and rejecting the permit would prevent club fielding a team, with resultant loss of multiple players in that age-group

[4] the player is only slightly over-age

[5] the player has poor skill levels / never played cricket before / physical or emotionally immaturity / documented physical or intellectual disabilities that render them vulnerable if forced to move up

[6] the player is clearly not a “high-capability player” as evidenced from previous season’s statistics.