Even with the outstanding performances the national team have produced, there are so many other reasons why cricket is the best sport for children to play. Cricket is the one sport that reaches across boundaries of gender, race and class and enables children to mix with other children from every different community.
Cricket also has a culture of respect towards your team mates, the opposition and most importantly, the umpires. At a time when good values and behaviour appear to be diminishing in society, cricket teaches children the importance of discipline and respect for authority at the same time as having fun and enjoyment. This was demonstrated throughout the 2005 Ashes series, particularly when Andrew Flintoff consoled Brett Lee at the end of the epic Edgbaston test match, and also when Shane Warne offered such warm applause to Kevin Pietersen after his astonishing innings at the Oval.
Cricket also has fantastic role models for children to follow in stark contrast to some other sports. Michael Vaughan, Andrew Strauss, Brett Lee and the incomparable Freddie Flintoff are not just great players, they come across as genuinely decent people. They play the game incredibly hard but in the right spirit, in the knowledge that children will always copy what they see their heroes doing.
Cricket also teaches children the importance of self-reliance and practice. Although eleven cricketers make a cricket team, when the time comes to bowl your first delivery, walk out to bat or take a catch, your team mates can’t do it for you and it’s up to you as an individual to perform. This situation is very similar to writing an exam or going for a school or job interview and is a test of character – cricket helps children develop character.Ubusiswe is proud to host some of the highest quality academy style cricket cources. Time is spent on coaching all aspects of the game. This includes covering the theory of batting, bowling and fielding, as well as leadership and sportsmanship. We then make use of indoor nets to coach the finer techniques.
We have successfully hosted the biggest tournaments in the past few years.
Included in the full package is:
Three 50 over matches will be played during the week.
Union Umpire’s at games
We provide the cricket scoresheets
Coaching by Evert Laubscher and his team (Field & Batting)
All the coaching & activities will be done at Grootvlei’s own facilities.
Accommodation in dorms and Coaches in Lodge area
Certificate for each player
A CD with a Team photo & action photo’s
Additional packages available on request.
Please contact us for more information regarding our tournament/Clinic packages.
Three matches will be played during the week.
For the past 2 years, 2 invitational teams were selected out of the different schools & clubs to form teams to participate overseas. The 2015 Tour was to Stri-Lanka.
We are fortunate to have one of the best Cricket Coaches: Evert Laubscher that is a qualified biokineticist. Well known in Cricket Circles. See his cv attached.