MILO In2Cricket Program and T20 Blast Program
Registrations are open for our Milo In2Cricket programme and our Milo T20-Blast programme for 2017/18.
The MILO in2CRICKET programme is Australia’s entry level cricket participation program that has been the first step on the cricket pathway for hundreds of thousands of Australian girls and boys over the past 20 years.
The MILO in2CRICKET program is a fun, introductory cricket program designed to help kids (aged 5 to 10) learn how to play cricket! The program runs for 12 weeks (with a Christmas break in between) and the objective is to introduce children to the game of cricket. They will be taught the basic skills of the game using structured activities with an emphasis on having fun. The program covers a range of fundamental childhood development motor skills including hitting a ball, catching, throwing, running, stopping, balance and co-ordination. We cater for different levels of individual skill and age.
Our MILO In2CRICKET Co-ordinators (Grace Mackay and James Robertshaw) are trained volunteers, devoted to ensuring your kids have a fun and safe experience. The activities are designed to be inclusive, action-packed and fun! They are well organised and help kids to develop social skills, physical fitness, sportsmanship and basic cricket knowledge. The format allows parents and coaches to interact with participants throughout, ensuring the skills of the game are taught in a fun, safe and healthy environment.
Again this season Ormond Cricket Club will host the MILO in2Cricket program on Saturday mornings starting in October.
When: Saturdays 9am to 10.30am
Where: Ormond Cricket Club (E E Gunn Reserve) – Corner Malane Street and Beatty Crescent, Ormond.
Cost: $75 – all payments must be made online through HERE
Includes: A MILO In2 Cricket Pack with a Bag, Bat , Ball, Hat, Shirt and More
- All Equipment Provided
- 12 Sessions a year
- Parent Participation
- Accredited Coaches
- Cricket Skills Training
- Fun Activities
|Training/Practice||Fun, safe activities that focus on developing fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, hitting, throwing, etc.|
|Game Type||MILO in2 CRICKET|
|Ball||Yellow Safety Ball & Plastic Bats
|Protective Equipment||None Required
|Overs/Duration||90 minute active sessions
|Innings||All players to be involved through the skill workstations
|Team||Groups with modified games
|Batting||Batting Tees may be used|
|Fielding||Rotation of fielders. No fielders within 10 metres of batter|
|Pitch Length||Flexible to suit the standard of bowlers and batter (approx. 13 to 16m)|
Many of our current junior players have been through the MILO in2Cricket programme that isrun by parents with the support of the club co-ordinators. It is similar to the Auskick model with volunteers a key part of the program. Many parents in the past have enjoyed their involvement with their young children’s cricket development.
The primary focus with this age group is to provide a positive, enjoyable introduction to the game of cricket using a variety of activities which develop basic cricket skills, provide physical fitness and encourage social interaction and team building. Participants are taught specific skills including holding the bat, catching, throwing and basic bowling and batting techniques. Children are encouraged to practice at home and watch cricket on the television to get a basic understanding of the game.
General information about Milo in2Cricket is available at their website http://www.playcricket.com.au/learn/in2cricket
Frequently Asked Questions for In2Cricket
So how does it work?
We work on basic cricket skills which include Batting, Bowling, Catching and Throwing. The coaches also have a couple of funs games that everyone gets to do! The coaches will pair the boys and girls up into their age groups on the day. Groups of 10 to 15 kids will rotate between 5 to 7 different activities during the morning with everyone getting time at each activity. We encourage parents to go around and join in activities with the kids. Experience tells us that the kids love having their parent or guardian join in and have a go!
Can both boys and girls participate in MILO in2CRICKET?
Absolutely! The MILO in2CRICKET Program is suitable for both girls and boys.
Is my club insured?
Yes. Under Cricket Australia’s National Club Risk Protection Program, all MILO in2CRICKET Centres are fully insured against participant, volunteer and co-ordinator injury.
What age do the players have to be?
The MILO in2CRICKET Program is designed for girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 10.
Milo T20 Blast
Registrations are open for Ormond’s T20 Blast Programme for in 2016/17.
MILO T20 Blast is the new era of junior cricket – It’s fast, fun, quick, active, energetic and dynamic – everything kids are looking for in entertainment.MILO T20 BLAST has been developed to ensure junior cricketers can progress with confidence from MILO in2CRICKET to competitive club cricket competitions. It is also designed to inspire boys and girls to keep playing cricket and follow the game.
When: Every Saturday 9am to 10.30am
Starts: October to December then resumes January to February
Where: Koornang Park – Munro Avenue Carnegie
MILO T20 BLAST bridges the gap between the MILO in2CRICKET program and junior club cricket (that starts at under 12 level) at Ormond Cricket Club. The aim of MILO T20Blast is to:
- Introduce junior cricketers to competition
- Continue to develop skills and techniques learned at the MILO in2CRICKET
- Maximise participation for all participants
- Increase kids passion for the game of cricket
MILO T20 Blast is a modified game format for children aged 8-11 years, played on a smaller ground with a reduced pitch length. A coin/bat toss determines which team bats first and each team has 8 players per side (Up to 10 players may participate but only eight may bat and bowl. One player must be nominated to bat only and one nominated to bowl only. 10 may rotate as fielders.) No protective equipment is required except for wicket-keepers who wear a helmet with a grill when keeping up to the stumps. No fielder is allowed within 10 metres of the bat until after the ball is hit. This excludes the wicket-keeper and slips.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT : For Milo T20 BLAST you can register online by clicking HERE
If you have any questions you can contact our Junior Co-ordinator Pat Camm on 0418 342 700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Description||MILO T20 Blast|
|Target||8-11 year olds|
|Location||Multiple games on a single ground at same weekly location|
|Team Sizes||Eight players per team|
|Time Frame||60 to 75 minutes per game|
|Game Length||16 overs per innings|
|Pitch Length||18 metres|
|Pitch Type||Grass outfield|
|Ground Size||40 metres from batting end stumps|
|Batting||Pairs bat for four overs each|
|Bowling||All bowlers bowl two overs from the same end|
|Fielding||10 metre exclusion zone|
The 12 week program gives girls and boys the chance to play exciting games of T20 cricket!Up to 80 girls and boys play simultaneous games of T20 on the one field. With only eight players per team, all participants have greater involvement in the game and T20 Blast games are much shorter than traditional games of cricket, with each session lasting between 60 and 75 minutes. The format allows parents and coaches to interact with participants throughout, ensuring the skills of the game are taught in an explosive, action-packed session.
MILO T20 Blast Participant Packs
All participants receive an exclusive MILO T20 Blast participant pack with a MILO T20 Blast T-shirt, KFC T20 Big Bash League team cap and other great MILO giveaways. In addition, all participants receive a free membership to the Aussie Cricket Crew where they’ll receive the latest cricket news, access to cool online games and exclusive member’s only competitions.
Frequently Asked Questions for T20 Blast
Who Can Play?
MILO T20 Blast is aimed at boys and girls aged 8 – 11 years, of all abilities. It is a game-based program designed to build on the skills learned in the MILO in2CRICKET program, however is suitable for first-timers in this age group.
Can players use their own wooden bats?
All equipment is provided, however, participants may choose to use their own wooden cricket bat. Just make sure that any equipment you bring along is clearly named.
Can more than eight players play per team?
The maximum number of players allowed on the field at one time is eight, however, a team may choose to have a player who bats and does not bowl and another player who bowls but does not bat, permitting 10 players per team. Alternatively, players may be ‘rostered off’ for one of the games. Every effort should be made to limit teams to eight.
What age do the players have to be?
MILO T20 Blast in Clubs and Associations is essentially a competition for 8 to 12 year olds. Teams with limited numbers of players can use players from a younger age group to complete a team. Please notify co-ordinators prior to the commencement of the session if you have younger players. Please note, as per Cricket Australia’s Well Played manual, girls may also play two years out of their age bracket if playing in a boys or mixed team (i.e. girls 14 years old can effectively play as 12 year-olds.)
Who scores and umpires at the centres?
Each team is required to umpire and score their games. Coaches can organise a parent or an older brother/sister to perform this role on the day.
Where do we get the extra volunteers?
MILO T20 Blast centres are fully co-ordinated by trained and qualified providers who co-ordinate the full process including registration, set up of grounds, collation of results and clean-up of the venue which limits the need for extra volunteers. If extra volunteers are required, the short duration, easy-to-understand rules and game format will enable easier recruitment of parents and helpers.
What happens if a session is effected by rain?
While it is always preferable to make up sessions not completed due to inclement weather, this is not always possible and your MILO T20 Blast Co-ordinator will deal with these circumstances on a case by case basis.
As a parent what can I do to get involved in the MILO T20 Blast experience?
Parents are encouraged to get involved in the program wherever possible. Your MILO T20 Blast co-ordinator will always be looking for assistance with umpiring, scoring and managing games at a MILO T20 Blast centre. Make sure you introduce yourself to your MILO T20 Blast co-ordinator and offer your assistance each week.Parents are a vital part of every MILO T20 Blast Centre. When your family signs up to your local MILO T20 Blast Centre, there are many ways you can get each member involved, it’s also a great way to relax together and make new friends. To find out more about how you can get involved with the MILO T20 Blast experience, make yourself known to your local MILO T20 Blast Deliverer.
Are MILO T20 Blast participants insured?
Yes, once a participant’s parent/guardian signs a registration form participants are insured.
Registration and Payment
For Milo In2Cricket (5-7 year olds) you can register online by clicking HERE