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2018 Youth Assessments - U10s to U15s

By Dave Sheppard

Nominations are now open for players who are in the following age groups currently: U9s to U14s (i.e. next season’s U10s to U15s).

Coaches at cricket clubs and schools across Surrey (and relevant London boroughs) should now start nominating promising young players to the upcoming 2018 Surrey CCC Youth Assessments, in order to be considered for selection into the 2019 winter and summer Performance programmes.

The age groups - for 2019 season - (and player DOB's) are as follows:

2019 2018
U10 born between 1-Sep 2008 and 31-Aug 2009 U9
U11 born between 1-Sep 2007 and 31-Aug 2008 U10
U12 born between 1-Sep 2006 and 31-Aug 2007 U11
U13 born between 1-Sep 2005 and 31-Aug 2006 U12
U14 born between 1-Sep 2004 and 31-Aug 2005 U13
U15 born between 1-Sep 2003 and 31-Aug 2004 U14

If a cricket club or school wishes to put forward players to the 2018 Assessments please do so via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/ayOcM0PJUATk9kej2

Please note: players currently involved in Surrey CCC’s Performance Programmes need not be nominated in this way; we will involve them in an appropriate assessment and/or 2019 winter training programme, as appropriate. The nominations we would like to receive from clubs and schools are of new players that are felt to have the perceived potential to enter Surrey CCC’s Player Pathway. [New players include those who are not currently involved in the Performance Programmes; those who may have attended assessments in 2017 but were not selected; and those who have not attended any assessment to date].

As highlighted within the link we cannot accept nominations solely from a player’s parent; they must come from a coach at the player’s club or school. We would also urge coaches to only nominate those players they feel do have the perceived potential to enter Surrey CCC’s Player Pathway – if coaches would like to discuss this further please do contact performance@surreycricket.com and a Performance Manager will happily discuss this further with them.

We would prefer it if nominations were coordinated and submitted by one person at a club or school, to ensure a consistent approach to the right players being put forward – but appreciate this may not be possible at a number of organisations (in which case we would still welcome nominations from individual coaches).

Please note that these assessments are aimed at boys. Surrey CCC does have a Girls’ Player Pathway and a separate process for Girls’ Assessments (U10 to U17); please contact Katherine Robson for further information regarding 2018 Girls' Assessments - krobson@surreycricket.com.

If you have any questions please do drop us a line: performance@surreycricket.com

Assessment Schedule 2018
Phase 1 Assessments take place on the following dates:

U10, U11s & U12s Assessments
- Sunday 15 July 2018 at SCC, Guildford
- Wednesday 18 July 2018 @ Cranmore School
- Friday 20-July 2018 @ Cranmore School

U13s & U14s Assessments
- Wednesday 25 July 2018 @ LSE Sports Ground, New Malden
- Thursday 26 July 2018 @ Westhumble Ground (Dorking CC)

The Phase 1 Assessments are for NEW players, i.e. players not currently part of the Performance Programmes.

Following the Phase 1 Assessments we will have Phase 2 Assessments, which will be for the following:

- a number of players currently involved in the Performance Programmes;
- a number of players who attended the Phase 1 Assessments;
- new players at the U15 age group (in 2019)

Phase 2 Assessments take place on the following dates:

U10s Sunday 26 August 2018 @ Normandy CC
U11s Monday 27 August 2018 @ Normandy CC
U12s Tuesday 28 August 2018 @ Normandy CC
U13s Wednesday 29 August 2018 @ Normandy CC
U14s Thursday 30 August 2018 @ Banstead CC
U15s Friday 31 August 2018 @ Banstead CC

All the age groups shown relate to the age group of the player in the 2019 season, i.e. U11s Assessments on Monday 27 August are for players who are currently U10 (in the 2018 season).

Deadline:
Please submit completed nominations as follows -
- by Friday 6 July 2018 U10s to U14s
- by Friday 10 August 2018 U15s

Outcomes:
Following completion of assessments attendees will be informed if they have been informed into a 2019 Performance winter-training programme.

Other Ages (in 2019):
U8s and U9s assessments will be held in Easter 2019; information to be circulated closer to then.
U16s and upwards: please email performance@surreycricket.com for information on those assessment arrangements.

Updated 12:59 - 25 Aug 2018 by Dave Sheppard

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SCCC - U9 Assessments (2018) Do you know of any promising U8 & U9 cricketers?

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