Superstar Academy

The Superstar Cricket Academy is a paid junior development programme that teaches the fundamentals of batting, bowling and fielding within an exciting and competitive environment.

Designed for children aged 5-7 years (boys and girls), it is the first step on a pathway that can lead to a lifelong involvement in cricket, whether it’s playing, coaching, umpiring, scoring or becoming a fan or maybe one day running on to the field as a BLACKCAP or a WHITE FERN.

Cricket is a great team sport with a rich variety of roles for all children, no matter what gender, age or ability. Through the Superstar Cricket Academy’s skills-based sessions, children develop skills, movement and techniques to enjoy the game of cricket. Children will be learning the rules of the game as well as learning the skills of bowling, attacking batting, fielding and wicket-keeping — so that hitting sixes, taking wickets and holding on to catches are within the grasp of all involved.

The aim of the Superstar Cricket Academy is to get children involved in our sport and to build a new generation of cricketers by helping children discover, explore, and learn to love the game. Cricket is one of New Zealand’s most popular summer sports and by taking part in the Superstar Cricket Academy helps our youngest participants join in on the fun of cricket. Each child who participates in the paid programme will receive a Superstar Cricket Academy pack containing a bat, ball, cap, backpack and a drink bottle.

The Superstar Cricket Academy is designed as a practical resource which assists parents, teachers and coaches to effectively and confidently organise and run a Superstar Cricket Academy programme in a school or club.

It will help standardise the coaching of cricket skills to players throughout New Zealand. The programme focuses on teaching children the essential skills of the game through a series of activities, drills and modified games in preparation for their successful introduction to Superstar Cricket, a modified format of the game.