North West Cricket | Elite Academies
The role of the Provincial Academy structure is to ensure a smooth transition for identified cricketers leaving school and to prepare them for the next phase of the CSA Cricket Pipeline, namely the Senior Provincial and Professional levels.
The programme is intended to create a learning environment of excellence through the holistic development of cricketers under the age of 23 in both cricket and formal education or vocational training.
A Provincial Academy structure has five primary outcomes:
- Improved cricket skill development;
- Improved tactical awareness;
- Formal educational or vocational training qualification;
- Career Planning and Life Skills development; and
- Talent identification and retention.
The following are its secondary outcomes:
- Holistic development of the identified players at provincial level based on the principle that better players make better Proteas;
- A structured talent identification and development programme;
- The retention of these identified players within each Affiliate or Associate;
- An Academy system that encourages young players to study and or enter the workplace while playing cricket during the bottleneck period.
- Qualified individuals who are better prepared for their transition out of cricket irrespective of the level from which they make the transition out of CSA’s Pipeline Strategy;
- Tools that reveal their true talent as leaders and people life skills;
- Opportunity to reveal their talent as cricketers;
- Improved support structure; and
- Improved coaching system.
The North West Cricket Academy is an opportunity for up and coming cricketers to work on their techniques, fitness and life skills. The academy runs for a period of three months, which takes them straight into pre-season with their respective teams. It is held at the Senwes Park Stadium.
NWC Academy is an all-important division of NWC that focuses on the development and preparation of young cricket players which ultimately will enlarge the pool of knowledgeable talent available to the provincial teams in North West Province
North West Cricket in partnership with the North West University provides Academic support to players registered at the Potchefstroom Campus to pursue their cricket career.
NW ACADEMY GRADUATES RECEIVES SENIOR PROVINCIAL HONOURS
Four of the NW provincial academy (u/23) players have graduated from the academy set up to the NW Dragons senior provincial team for the 2018/19 season. All four players are signed on full contracts under NW Dragons senior menâ€™s team.
The four players are Katleho Leokaoke (3 years in the academy) Ruan Haasbroek (5 years in the academy) Lesego Senokwane (2 years in the academy) and Louren Steenkamp (2 years in the academy).
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