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CFA Cricket Academy

Here at CRICKET FOR ALL (CFA) we are proud to host the biggest cricket academy program in South Australia, with well over a hundred young cricketers enrolled in one of our many inclusive programs in 2022. Over the past five years our academies have provided boys and girls of Adelaide with the skills and knowledge to take their game to the next level and achieve their cricketing goals.

Our coaching philosophy is governed by the principles of players scoring runs and taking wickets; learning how to do so through replicating game situations and developing skills to improve decision making whilst playing games.

Through our cricket academies we aim to develop players’ skills in all aspects of cricket by facilitating a competitive but nurturing environment where players can learn and express themselves to build confidence in their skills and as cricketers. Through a combination of group and one-on-one sessions, players will have the opportunity to work with our coaches personally and in small groups to maximise their growth over the course of the academies. These sessions will utilise a variety of training methods to develop well-rounded skill sets and with the aid of state-of- the-art video analysis and an experienced coaching panel, we believe we have all the tools to develop any cricketer’s game.

December-January School Holiday Program

The CRICKET FOR ALL school holiday academy offers 3-days of high-quality cricket training, where players will work closely with our experienced coaches to develop their batting, bowling, and fielding skills! In a fun and competitive environment with practical technical drills, exercises and discussions, all players will develop the skills required to take their game to the next level.

Academy Programs

Whether it’s preparing for upcoming trials, developing technical skills or learning tips and tricks of the trade, our graduates will leave our programs well equipped to excel in school, club and district competitions, with many of our past graduates going on to be selected in association, representative and state squads.

YOUNGSTARS ACADEMY PROGRAM

KEY INFORMATION

The Cricket For All Youngstars Cricket Winter Academy program is designed for ages 9 and under as an introduction to cricket. Our passionate coaches will teach all of the basics and fundamental skills of the game in a fun and inclusive environment. Over the course of the program players will have the opportunity to develop their skills through drills, modified games and match-like scenarios. Our Youngstars graduates will be prepared and ready to play hard ball cricket in Community and School competitions.
The program runs fortnightly over 8 sessions on Tuesday evenings (5:30-6:30pm) from May until September.
Cost: $299 per player

View Timetable
Date Activities
9/5/23
16/5/23
2/6/23
23/6/23
4-week focus

Foundation
Batting Fundamentals
Bowling Fundamentals
Fielding Fundamentals

Coaches and players will work together to develop their core techniques in the areas of batting, bowling (pace & spin), fielding and wicketkeeping over a 4-week period.

25/7/23

Game Development Session (Net Etiquette and Safety Focus)
Players will be introduced to a net session

8/8/23
22/8/23
5/9/23
3 - week focus

Game Sense & Play
Technique Transition

Players will play a variety of modified games that replicates a normal game but allows all players to be involved more regularly and perform the skills learnt in the foundation phase

UNDER 10 ACADEMY PROGRAM

KEY INFORMATION

The CRICKET FOR ALL Under 10 Winter Academy cricket program is designed for ages 10 and under who have already had experience playing hard ball cricket. Over the course of the program players will have the opportunity to develop their skills in all aspects of the game in a variety of environments such as group sessions, one-on-one lessons and game scenarios. Players will be introduced to good training habits which will help them to perform in Community and School competitions, from where they can push for future selection in representative, district and state squads.
The program will run fortnightly over 10 sessions on Friday evenings (5:30-6:30pm) from May until September.

Under 10 Winter Academy players will receive the following:

  • 8 Group Sessions
  • 2 One-on-one Sessions
  • Academy Uniform
  • Special discount for one-on-one coaching during December 2023 and January 2024
Cost: $425 per player Early Bird: $399 per player - For full payments received prior to 28th of March 23

View Timetable
Date Activities
12/5/23

COMPETITIVE SESSION (INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM)
Players introduced to coaches and program before competing against each other in a competitive net session.

26/5/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS (KEY DEVELOPMENT AREA FOCUS)
players to work with a designated coach
30-minute lesson
players to have individual access to a personal coach to develop technical deficiencies.

9/6/23
23/6/23
28/7/23
4/8/23
4 Week Focus

FOUNDATION

  • Core Technique
  • Footage
  • Feedback
  • Focus Points

Specialist skills coaches will provide individualised feedback to each player. Coaches and players will work together to develop their core techniques in the areas of batting, bowling (pace & spin), fielding and wicketkeeping over a 4-week period.

11/8/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS

  • 30-minute lesson with a designated coach
  • Individual access to a personal coach to groove and challenge technical deficiencies in a player’s game
25/8/23
1/9/23
8/9/23
3 Week Focus

GAME SENSE & PLAY

  • Technique Transition
  • Players will be challenged to transition the work they have done in the Foundation phase into game play
  • Problem Solving
  • Players will play a variety of games that will challenge their problem-solving skills while executing their individual skills

UNDER 12 ACADEMY PROGRAM - STARS

KEY INFORMATION

The Under 12 programs will run on Sunday afternoons (2:00 pm – 3.30pm) from May until September and will be split into 2 groups (Stars and Strikers).
Under 12 Winter Academy players will receive the following:

  • 8 Group Sessions
  • 2 One-on-one Sessions
  • Academy Uniform
  • Special discount for one-on-one coaching during December 2023 and January 2024
Cost: $625 Early Bird: $575 - For full payments received prior to 28th of March 23

View Timetable
Date Activities
7/5/23

COMPETITIVE SESSION (INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM)
Players introduced to coaches and program before competing against each other in a competitive net session.

28/5/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS (KEY DEVELOPMENT AREA FOCUS)
Players to work with a designated coach
30-minute lesson
Players to have individual access to a personal coach to develop technical deficiencies.

4/6/23
25/6/23
23/7/23
6/8/23
4 Week Focus

FOUNDATION

  • Core Technique
  • Footage
  • Feedback
  • Focus Points

Specialist skills coaches will provide individualised feedback to each player. Coaches and players will work together to develop their core techniques in the areas of batting, bowling (pace & spin), fielding and wicketkeeping over a 4-week period.

20/8/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS

  • 30-minute lesson with a designated coach
  • Individual access to a personal coach to groove and challenge technical deficiencies in a player’s game
3/9/23
19/9/23
24/9/23
3 Week Focus

GAME SENSE & PLAY

  • Technique Transition
  • Players will be challenged to transition the work they have done in the Foundation phase into game play
  • Problem Solving
  • Players will play a variety of games that will challenge their problem-solving skills while executing their individual skills

UNDER 12 ACADEMY PROGRAM - STRIKERS

KEY INFORMATION

The Under 12 programs will run on Sunday afternoons (2:00 pm – 3.30pm) from May until September and will be split into 2 groups (Stars and Strikers).
Under 12 Winter Academy players will receive the following:

  • 8 Group Sessions
  • 2 One-on-one Sessions
  • Academy Uniform
  • Special discount for one-on-one coaching during December 2023 and January 2024
Cost: $625 Early Bird: $575 - For full payments received prior to 28th of March 23

View Timetable
Date Activities
7/5/23

COMPETITIVE SESSION (INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM)
Players introduced to coaches and program before competing against each other in a competitive net session.

21/5/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS (KEY DEVELOPMENT AREA FOCUS)
players to work with a designated coach
30-minute lesson
players to have individual access to a personal coach to develop technical deficiencies.

4/6/23
16/6/23
2/7/23
30/7/23
4 Week Focus

FOUNDATION

  • Core Technique
  • Footage
  • Feedback
  • Focus Points

Specialist skills coaches will provide individualised feedback to each player. Coaches and players will work together to develop their core techniques in the areas of batting, bowling (pace & spin), fielding and wicketkeeping over a 4-week period.

13/8/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS

  • 30-minute lesson with a designated coach
  • Individual access to a personal coach to groove and challenge technical deficiencies in a player’s game
27/8/23
10/9/23
24/9/23
3 Week Focus

GAME SENSE & PLAY

  • Technique Transition
  • Players will be challenged to transition the work they have done in the Foundation phase into game play
  • Problem Solving
  • Players will play a variety of games that will challenge their problem-solving skills while executing their individual skills

UNDER 14 ACADEMY PROGRAM - STARS

KEY INFORMATION

The Under 14 programs will run on Sunday afternoons (3:50 pm – 5.20pm) from May until September and will be split into 2 groups (Stars and Strikers).
Under 14 Winter Academy players will receive the following:

  • 8 Group Sessions
  • 2 One-on-one Sessions
  • Academy Uniform
  • Special discount for one-on-one coaching during December 2023 and January 2024
Cost: $625 Early Bird: $575 - For full payments received prior to 28th of March 23

View Timetable
Date Activities
7/5/23

COMPETITIVE SESSION (INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM)
Players introduced to coaches and program before competing against each other in a competitive net session.

21/5/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS (KEY DEVELOPMENT AREA FOCUS)
Players to work with a designated coach
30-minute lesson
Players to have individual access to a personal coach to develop technical deficiencies.

28/5/23
18/6/23
2/7/23
3 Week Focus

FOUNDATION

  • Core Technique
  • Footage
  • Feedback
  • Focus Points

Specialist skills coaches will provide individualised feedback to each player. Coaches and players will work together to develop their core techniques in the areas of batting, bowling (pace & spin), fielding and wicketkeeping over a 3-week period.

30/7/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS

  • 30-minute lesson with a designated coach
  • Individual access to a personal coach to groove and challenge technical deficiencies in a player’s game
13/8/23
27/8/23
10/9/23
24/9/23
4 Week Focus

GAME SENSE & PLAY

  • Technique Transition
  • Players will be challenged to transition the work they have done in the Foundation phase into game play
  • Problem Solving
  • Players will play a variety of games that will challenge their problem-solving skills while executing their individual skills

UNDER 14 ACADEMY PROGRAM - STRIKERS

KEY INFORMATION

The Under 14 programs will run on Sunday afternoons (3:50 pm – 5.20pm) from May until September and will be split into 2 groups (Stars and Strikers).
Under 14 Winter Academy players will receive the following:

  • 8 Group Sessions
  • 2 One-on-one Sessions
  • Academy Uniform
  • Special discount for one-on-one coaching during December 2023 and January 2024
Cost: $625 Early Bird: $575 - For full payments received prior to 28th of March 23

View Timetable
Date Activities
7/5/23

COMPETITIVE SESSION (INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM)
Players introduced to coaches and program before competing against each other in a competitive net session.

14/5/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS (KEY DEVELOPMENT AREA FOCUS)
Players to work with a designated coach
30-minute lesson
Players to have individual access to a personal coach to develop technical deficiencies.

28/5/23
4/6/23
25/6/23
3 Week Focus

FOUNDATION

  • Core Technique
  • Footage
  • Feedback
  • Focus Points

Specialist skills coaches will provide individualised feedback to each player. Coaches and players will work together to develop their core techniques in the areas of batting, bowling (pace & spin), fielding and wicketkeeping over a 3-week period.

23/7/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS

  • 30-minute lesson with a designated coach
  • Individual access to a personal coach to groove and challenge technical deficiencies in a player’s game
6/8/23
20/8/23
3/9/23
17/9/23
4 Week Focus

GAME SENSE & PLAY

  • Technique Transition
  • Players will be challenged to transition the work they have done in the Foundation phase into game play
  • Problem Solving
  • Players will play a variety of games that will challenge their problem-solving skills while executing their individual skills

UNDER 17 ACADEMY PROGRAM

KEY INFORMATION

The Under 17 programs will run on Sundays (5:30 pm – 7:00pm)
Under 17 Winter Academy players will receive the following:

  • 8 Group Sessions
  • 2 One-on-one Sessions
  • Academy Uniform
  • Special discount for one-on-one coaching during December 2023 and January 2024
Cost: $650 Early Bird: $590 - For full payments received prior to 28th of March 23

View Timetable
Date Activities
7/5/23

COMPETITIVE SESSION (INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM)
Players introduced to coaches and program before competing against each other in a competitive net session.

21/5/23
4/6/23
18/6/23
3 Week Focus

FOUNDATION

  • Core Technique
  • Footage
  • Feedback
  • Focus Points

Specialist skills coaches will provide individualised feedback to each player. Coaches and players will work together to develop their core techniques in the areas of batting, bowling (pace & spin), fielding and wicketkeeping over a 3-week period.

25/6/23
10/9/23

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS

  • 30-minute lesson with a designated coach
  • Individual access to a personal coach to groove and challenge technical deficiencies in a player’s game
23/7/23
13/8/23
27/8/23
17/9/23
4 Week Focus

GAME SENSE & PLAY

  • Technique Transition
  • Players will be challenged to transition the work they have done in the Foundation phase into game play
  • Problem Solving
  • Players will play a variety of games that will challenge their problem-solving skills while executing their individual skills

Our Academy
Staff

These academy programs will be coached by our experienced staff who will share their abundance of experience from playing and coaching in International, First-Class and Grade set-ups by facilitating a competitive but nurturing environment where players can learn and express themselves.

NOTE: Some of the coaches will be available only for group sessions and for certain age groups only.

Muditha Madawantha (Madu)

  • Current Head of Cricket and First XI Coach at Scotch College
  • CA level 2 coach
  • Former Sri Lanka First Class player

Lewis Evans

  • ECB Level 2 coach
  • Current A grade captain at Northern District Cricket Club
  • Skill coach at R66T academy
  • Skill coach at Scotch College

Peter Sleep

  • Former Australian International Player and CA level 3 coach
  • Ex Head Coach of Woodville DCC and Tea Tree Gully DCC
  • Ex Consultant spin Coach to Sri Lanka Cricket

Gareth Cox

  • ECB Level 2 coach
  • Current A grade captain at Northern District Cricket Club
  • Skill coach at R66T academy
  • Skill coach at Scotch College

Andrew Zesers

  • Former Australian International Player and Ex Head Coach of Immanuel College
  • Current Head coach of Southern District Cricket Club
  • Former Redbacks & Strikers selector
  • former assistant coach of South Australian Redbacks

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