The key to successfully moving young players from red ball to orange ball is to stop and reflect on the issues thrown up by the change in the playing environment for our young players. Progression and moving players up is good, provided that it is done in the right way and at the right time.
We are advocates of continual assessment where players show their tactical, technical, physical, competitive or social abilities over a period of time. Don’t miss Mark’s 10 step guide to introducing a player competency based system for your junior program. Now is the time to let go of age as the only criteria for progressing players.