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Re: Advice for a young cricketer in his trials...
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2021, 07:51:03 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2021, 01:38:17 PM »

Ok guys so I have an update, I had my trials today. We had a Yo-Yo test and I got 15.4 on it. They said the fitness was fine and then we had the batting trials and I felt like I batted quite well. Played some good cricketing shots and also managed to chase down the target they gave us at the end with 2 balls to spare (they asked us to score 12 runs in one over). Fielding was average with some catches dropped by me but it was ok overall. Should get the results by next Friday. Fingers crossed! 🤞
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2021, 01:49:30 PM »

Good luck mate, hope you get the results you're looking for.
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Re: Advice for a young cricketer in his trials...
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2021, 01:51:05 PM »

Ok guys so I have an update, I had my trials today. We had a Yo-Yo test and I got 15.4 on it. They said the fitness was fine and then we had the batting trials and I felt like I batted quite well. Played some good cricketing shots and also managed to chase down the target they gave us at the end with 2 balls to spare (they asked us to score 12 runs in one over). Fielding was average with some catches dropped by me but it was ok overall. Should get the results by next Friday. Fingers crossed!
Hi Kai, very nice to hear back from you.
Hopefully you'll make it.
It's always vital to understand what's been done well and where one needs to improve.
These days fielding can win it lose games. So please work hard on your fielding, for future and please don't worry about the past.
Keep enjoying, that's even more vital, best wishes.
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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2021, 07:57:18 PM »

Cool thread and kudos for putting yourself out there.

I coach one of the Provincial U19 sides here in NZ and in all honesty trials mean very little. We have a huge amount of information through Talent ID from their schools and local rep set ups. 99% of the time this takes care of itself. Some people would argue that you will miss some talented players through this process but I am yet to see this happen (I have never had an example of a clearly talented athlete not make a team because they may have been at a small school, out of the city, quiet/shy etc). This process has always worked in my experience. Even with bias feedback you will either get confirmation from other people or you can simply look at the stats (Yes stats are not everything but they always tell a story) and evidence for backup.

I'm not sure how they run things in your area but I would suggest that if you are dominating your competition the selectors will know about it.

Leachy said some great stuff in his first post. Accept nervousness and understand that its part of playing sport. Nerves always pop up when you are out of your comfort zone which is exactly where you want to be if you want to improve.

Good luck.
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Re: Advice for a young cricketer in his trials...
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2021, 09:01:29 PM »

15 on the bleep test is a great score!
Well done, I hope you had a good day.
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2021, 06:32:18 PM »

Thank you so much for all the replies and support everyone! Its really nice of everyone to reply back! It was a fantastic experience and I felt very relaxed and just enjoyed my day and I felt like it brought out the better in me. Crosses fingers as the Friday gets closer...
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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2021, 06:34:00 PM »

15 on the bleep test is a great score!
Well done, I hope you had a good day.

Thanks a lot Buzz! I wish I pushed harder cause I pulled out knowing I still have 3 hours to play and field and so on so I needed to conserve some energy. But later on, I realised I could have gone a bit more.
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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2021, 07:00:04 PM »

Thanks a lot Buzz! I wish I pushed harder cause I pulled out knowing I still have 3 hours to play and field and so on so I needed to conserve some energy. But later on, I realised I could have gone a bit more.
Surely you did the right thing! 👍
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2021, 09:26:15 AM »

15 on the bleep test is a great score!
Well done, I hope you had a good day.


is the yo yo one actually the bleep test ? I thought it was slightly different? the levels look slightly out for the older bleep test anyway
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2021, 03:38:39 PM »

Not too sure... I'm pretty sure I did the Yo-Yo test tho. I think the bleep test doesn't have any rest in between but the Yo-Yo test has something like 5-10 seconds between each round.
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Re: Advice for a young cricketer in his trials...
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2021, 05:03:13 PM »

Not too sure... I'm pretty sure I did the Yo-Yo test tho. I think the bleep test doesn't have any rest in between but the Yo-Yo test has something like 5-10 seconds between each round.

Who knew. The bleep test is brutal, with no rest. You just keep running lengths inside the beeps at decreasing times. 1 min per level.
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2021, 09:07:46 PM »

Who knew. The bleep test is brutal, with no rest. You just keep running lengths inside the beeps at decreasing times. 1 min per level.

Lvl 15 for a cricket kids coaching did sound a bit off 😂

Yo yo is different
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Re: Advice for a young cricketer in his trials...
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2021, 06:43:08 AM »

Hi everyone :D!

Have some fantastic news! I got selected! I received an email on Friday and they said I can start trainings with them next week. I am fairly sure there will be one more round of selections as the applications were almost 60 players and its been narrowed down to 20. After the last round I think they will get it down to 14. The last round should be also next week, on the 24th of April. Really happy that I made the team for the first time as I have been rejected twice in the past!
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Re: Advice for a young cricketer in his trials...
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2021, 07:40:50 AM »

Hi everyone :D!

Have some fantastic news! I got selected! I received an email on Friday and they said I can start trainings with them next week. I am fairly sure there will be one more round of selections as the applications were almost 60 players and its been narrowed down to 20. After the last round I think they will get it down to 14. The last round should be also next week, on the 24th of April. Really happy that I made the team for the first time as I have been rejected twice in the past!
Excellent! Kai.
Now you know which areas you need to work very hard and get into the 11!
I'm happy for you
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